Walter Lieck

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Walter Lieck (born June 13, 1906 in Berlin ; † November 21, 1944 there ) was a German cabaret artist , actor and screenwriter .


Walter Lieck was the son of the painter Josef Lieck and Margarethe Lieck, née Stuertz (born January 13, 1873 in Dömitz an der Elbe, † 1936 in Berlin-Mariendorf, Blumenweg 10). He still had 3 siblings:

He was the younger brother of the actor and radio play speaker Kurt Lieck and thus also the uncle of his son Peter Lieck (* 1936), who also learned to be an actor.

He got his first engagement in 1928 at the Theater am Schiffbauerdamm . He made a name for himself as a member of the Tingeltangel cabaret and performed at the Rose Theater, among others.

Despite the National Socialists coming to power in 1933, he tried to revive the Tingeltangel together with Günther Lüders , Walter Gross and Werner Finck, among others . After six months of playing, he was therefore imprisoned for two months in the Esterwegen concentration camp .

The rulers then repeatedly banned him from appearing, especially since he was married to a so-called " half-Jew " and did not get a divorce. The 1.99 meter tall Lieck made numerous film appearances before and during the Second World War, including as a runner in the monumental film Münchhausen . He also wrote the text for the children's opera Schwarzer Peter by Norbert Schultze , which premiered in 1936, and the stage play Annelie , which was filmed in 1941 with Luise Ullrich . He also wrote several scripts.

Lieck died of kidnapped blood poisoning , which resulted from his stay in the concentration camp, and was buried in the south-west cemetery in Stahnsdorf .

Filmography (selection)


  • Volker Kühn (Ed.): Germany's Awakening: Cabaret under the swastika; 1933-1945 . Volume 3. Weinheim: Quadriga, 1989 ISBN 3-88679-163-7 , p. 379 (short biography)

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Family sheet L-40 / SJ: