Ruth Maria Kubitschek

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Ruth Maria Kubitschek with Markus Lanz (2011)

Ruth Maria Kubitschek (born August 2, 1931 in Komotau , Czechoslovakia ) is a German - Swiss actress , voice actress and author .

life and career

Ruth Maria Kubitschek's father ran a coal mine in northern Bohemia. After the end of the Second World War , the family fled to Köthen (Anhalt) . Kubitschek grew up with four siblings in the country. Against the wishes of her parents, she decided to become an actor and, after finishing secondary school, attended the University of Theater and Music in Halle (Saale) and the German Theater Institute (Stanislawski Institute) in Weimar .

In Halle she made her debut in Brecht's Mr. Puntila and his servant Matti . In Weimar she had already achieved a certain level of popularity, so that she was asked to assess the level of the drama group at the traditional Pforta State School , together with her future spouse Götz Friedrich ; this was later processed literarily by the former member of the drama group Karlheinz Klimt . This was followed by engagements at stages in Schwerin , at the Naturtheater Thale and in Berlin , and finally she developed into a celebrated stage star in the GDR . In addition to numerous theater roles, she also played in DEFA film productions . In 1959, after a theater engagement, she stayed in West Germany , where she also initially performed a variety of theater appearances.

Through the television they gained a wide popularity, the first time in 1966 in Francis Durbridge - Crime Melissa . In addition to Ralf Wolter , she played a leading role in the 13-part television series Ein Fall für Titus Bunge . She had other well-known television roles in: Tatort: ​​Blechschaden (1971 with Klaus Schwarzkopf and Götz George ), Der Kommissar (1972, episode Blinde Spiele ), On the trail of the perpetrator with Günter Neutze , Monaco Franze - Der eternal Stenz (1983 with Helmut Fischer ), Kir Royal (1986 with Franz Xaver Kroetz ) - both directed by Helmut Dietl - and Das Erbe der Guldenburgs (1986–1989). As a voice actress she lent her voice to Danielle Darrieux (8 women) , Daliah Lavi (Old Shatterhand) and Delphine Seyrig (Muriel or Die Zeit der Wiederkehr), among others .

Kubitschek married in 1953 and has a son, Alexander (* 1957), from their divorce in 1962 with the opera director Götz Friedrich . She was in a relationship with the television producer Wolfgang Rademann († 2016) from 1976 and lives in the municipality of Salenstein on Lake Constance in Switzerland . There she writes books and paints. Kubitschek deals privately with meditation and esotericism and wrote several books on these topics. It was naturalized in Switzerland in January 2013. In August 2014, she expressed her intention to quit acting.


  • Always connected to the stars. Nymphenburger Verlag, Munich 1993.
  • If there was always Christmas in the world ... Nymphenburger Verlag, Munich 1994, ISBN 978-3-485-00720-7 .
  • Angels, elves, earth spirits. Nymphenburger Verlag, Munich 1995.
  • In the garden of Aphrodite. Nymphenburger Verlag, Munich 1998.
  • The whisper of the pan. Nymphenburger Verlag, Munich 2000.
  • A troll in my garden. Nymphenburger Verlag, Munich 2002.
  • The miracle of love. Nymphenburger Verlag, Munich 2004.
  • The Indian ring. Diana Paperback, 2006, ISBN 978-3-453-35215-5 .
  • An evening with Ruth Maria Kubitschek. Audio book. 2007.
  • In the flow of life. Nymphenburger Verlag, Munich 2008.
  • Stars over the desert. Langen / Müller, 2011, ISBN 978-3-784-43274-8 .
  • Aging gracefully. Nymphenburger Verlag, Munich 2013, ISBN 978-3-485-01423-6 .

Filmography (selection)

Radio plays

  • 1968: Dangerous Hong Kong (2 parts) - Director: Otto Kurth
  • 1968: Missklang - Director: Otto Kurth
  • 1968: One Island - Director: Otto Kurth
  • 1974: Friday - Director: Friedhelm von Petersson


Prizes and awards

Web links

Commons : Ruth Maria Kubitschek  - Collection of Images

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Wolfgang Görl: The lady of the castle. In: Süddeutsche Zeitung 275/2014, November 29, 2014, p. 46.
  2. Ruth Maria Kubitschek in the Munzinger Archive , accessed on February 24, 2015 ( beginning of article freely accessible)
  3. ^ Karlheinz Klimt : A new class - memories and evaluations of someone who was there in the school gate. Projekt-Verlag Cornelius, Halle / Saale 2009, ISBN 978-3-86634-819-6 , pp. 37–41.
  4. ^ Deutsche Oper: Intendant Götz Friedrich died., December 12, 2000, accessed on February 24, 2015 .
  5. Kubitschek becomes Swiss. from January 24, 2013.
  6. Rheinische Post of August 16, 2014 (print version p. A 8)
  7. The Blue Panther - 25th Bavarian Television Award. Bavarian State Government, May 2, 2013, archived from the original on October 29, 2014 ; accessed on August 21, 2017 .