Willi Rose

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Memorial plaque with portrait on the former Roses residential building

Willi Rose , actually Wilhelm Bernhard Max Rose (born February 4, 1902 in Berlin ; † June 16, 1978 there ) was a German stage and film actor .


Willi Rose's father Bernhard Rose (1865–1927) also took over the Rose Theater at the end of the 19th century when he took over a restaurant , which developed into a kind of popular theater . His children Hans (1893–1980), Paul (1900–1973, actor and theater manager) and Willi Rose took over the management and also acted on the stage. At the age of 34, Willi Rose left the fraternal community and went his own way.

Grave of Willi Rose in the Heerstrasse cemetery in Berlin-Westend

Willi Rose died in Berlin in 1978 at the age of 76. His urn grave is on the state-owned cemetery Heerstraße in Berlin-Westend (grave location: II-Ur 10-1-22). He rests there next to his wife Ilse Rose-Vollborn (1911–1974).

At the house at Bolivarallee 17 in Berlin-Westend, where Willi Rose lived from 1950 until his death, a memorial plaque commemorates the popular actor. It was donated by the Berlin taxi guild and the district office.


Willi Rose received one of his first small film roles during the Nazi era in the strip Allotria in 1936. He only became known to a larger audience through roles in Die divine Jette (1937), Urlaub auf Ehrenwort (1938), Alarm auf Ward III ( 1939) and especially in the world famous circus Renz (1943). At the end of the war, he was still on the God-gifted list .

After the war, Willi Rose played many memorable supporting roles , including Wozzeck , a DEFA production from 1947, Der Hauptmann von Köpenick (1956), Der eiserne Gustav and Taiga (both 1958), but also leading roles ( At Pfeiffers ist Ball , 1966) . With the spread of television, Willi Rose also played there in several series and television games, and appeared in leading roles several times ( Der Biberpelz , Jedermanstraße 11 ). His congenial portrayal of "Engelke" at the side of Arno Assmann in the three-part television series Der Stechlin (1975) will not be forgotten .


Willi Rose, exist because it also operettas numerous recordings with play along, hits and popular songs such as: Puppchen you of my eye, We drown our grandma her small house , Going Bananas or Come into my love nest .

Films (selection)

Radio plays (selection)

  • 1945: Gerhart Hauptmann : Der Biberpelz - Director: Hannes Küpper ( Berliner Rundfunk )
  • 1947: Hans Fritz Köllner : A Journey into Spring (Schulze) - Director: Hanns Korngiebel ( RIAS Berlin)
  • 1948: Kurt Tucholsky : Where do the holes in the cheese come from? - Director: Friedrich Joloff (RIAS Berlin)
  • 1948: Hans Brennert : Die Hasenpfote ( RIAS Berlin)
  • 1948: Anna Charlotte Wutzky: The Paddicke family at the Christmas market - Director: Karl Metzner (RIAS Berlin)
  • 1948: Kurt Barthel : Schlöffel (coachman Johann) - director: Carlheinz Riepenhausen (Berliner Rundfunk)
  • 1949: Anna Charlotte Wutzky: Madame Dutitre marries her daughter - Director: Karl Metzner (RIAS Berlin)
  • 1949: Adolf Glaßbrenner : Eine Landpartie - Director: Karl Metzner ( RIAS Berlin)
  • 1949: Anonymous: Once upon a time - biography of a street - director: Fritz Wendhausen (RIAS Berlin)
  • 1950: Rolf Goetze: All of Berlin for 15 silver groschen (RIAS Berlin)
  • 1950: Christian Bock : Special features? - Children's comedy for tall people (Baby Bob Potts) - Director: Hanns Korngiebel (RIAS Berlin)
  • 1951: Werner Brink: It comes to light. A report about dark men of honor today - Director: Werner Oelschläger (RIAS Berlin)
  • 1959: Jonny Liesegang : engagement with the Nuschenpickel family (Gustav) - director: Gerd Martienzen (oral arthore play - Saarländischer Rundfunk )
  • 1962: Thierry : Pension Spreewitz ( Mrs. Wurms Auto , episode 106, first broadcast February 17, 1962) (Mr. Zimmerling) - Director: Ivo Veit (RIAS Berlin)
  • 1962: Thierry: Pension Spreewitz ( Der Ausflug , episode 121, first broadcast October 13, 1962) (Herr Zimmerling) - Director: Ivo Veit (RIAS Berlin)
  • 1964: Hellmut Kotschenreuther: Berlin and Bote & Bock (1st part) - from the chronicle of a music publisher - Director: Ulrich Gerhardt (RIAS Berlin)
  • 1964: Erdmann Graeser : The Koblanks. Back then it was - Stories from Old Berlin (Theo Koblank) (Story No. 1 in 12 episodes) - Director: Ivo Veit (RIAS Berlin)
  • 1973: Theodor Ziegler: The Havelnixe. Back then it was - Stories from old Berlin (Oskar Pufahl) (Story No. 18 in 10 episodes) - Director: Ivo Veit (RIAS Berlin)
  • 1973: Egon Polling: The stork in the linden tree. Back then it was - Stories from old Berlin (Meister Kluge) (Story No. 19 in 12 episodes) - Director: Ivo Veit (RIAS Berlin)
  • 1973: Horst Mönnich : The journey to the Futa Pass (Sergeant Nowka) - Director: Otto Düben (SFB)
  • 1974: Theodor Fontane : Effi Briest (3 parts) (Dr. Hannemann) - Director: Rudolf Noelte (SFB / BR / HR)


Web links

Commons : Willi Rose  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Hans-Jürgen Mende : Lexicon of Berlin burial places . Pharus-Plan, Berlin 2018, ISBN 978-3-86514-206-1 . P. 493.
  2. ^ District office Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf: Memorial plaque for Willi Rose . On: www.berlin.de. Retrieved November 15, 2019.
  3. http://www.fernsehserien.de/jedermannstrasse-11
  4. http://www.fernsehserien.de/willi-rose/person
  5. a b Pension Spreewitz. Retrieved July 10, 2020 .
  6. a b c Thomas Nagel: Back then it was - stories from old Berlin. Retrieved July 26, 2020 .