Lucie Mannheim

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Lucie MannheimLucie Mannheim_header_cell_0_0_0
BornLucie Mannheim_header_cell_0_1_0 (1899-04-30)30 April 1899

Berlin, German EmpireLucie Mannheim_cell_0_1_1

DiedLucie Mannheim_header_cell_0_2_0 28 July 1976(1976-07-28) (aged 77)

Braunlage, Lower Saxony, GermanyLucie Mannheim_cell_0_2_1

OccupationLucie Mannheim_header_cell_0_3_0 ActressLucie Mannheim_cell_0_3_1
Years activeLucie Mannheim_header_cell_0_4_0 1923–1970Lucie Mannheim_cell_0_4_1
Spouse(s)Lucie Mannheim_header_cell_0_5_0 Marius Goring ​(m. 1941)​Lucie Mannheim_cell_0_5_1

Lucie Mannheim (30 April 1899 – 28 July 1976) was a German singer and actress. Lucie Mannheim_sentence_0

Life and career Lucie Mannheim_section_0

Mannheim was born in Köpenick, Berlin, where she studied drama and quickly became a popular figure appearing on stage in plays and musicals. Lucie Mannheim_sentence_1

Among other roles, she played Nora in Ibsen's A Doll's House, Marie in Büchner's Woyzeck, and Juliet in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Lucie Mannheim_sentence_2

She also began a film career in 1923, appearing in several silent and sound films including Atlantik (1929) – the first of many versions of the story of the ill-fated RMS Titanic. Lucie Mannheim_sentence_3

The composer Walter Goetze wrote his operetta Die göttliche Jette (1931) especially for Mannheim. Lucie Mannheim_sentence_4

However, as a Jew she was forced from acting in 1933, when her contract at the State Theatre was cancelled. Lucie Mannheim_sentence_5

She promptly left Germany, first going to Czechoslovakia, then to the UK. Lucie Mannheim_sentence_6

She appeared in several films there, including her role as the doomed spy Annabella Smith in Alfred Hitchcock's version of The 39 Steps (1935). Lucie Mannheim_sentence_7

During the Second World War, she appeared in several films, as well as broadcasting propaganda to Germany – including performing an anti-Hitler version of Lili Marleen, in 1943. Lucie Mannheim_sentence_8

In 1941, she married the actor Marius Goring. Lucie Mannheim_sentence_9

She returned to Germany in 1948 and resumed her career as an actress on stage and in film. Lucie Mannheim_sentence_10

In 1955 she joined the cast of the British television series The Adventures of the Scarlet Pimpernel as Countess La Valliere, which starred her husband. Lucie Mannheim_sentence_11

She made her final English language film appearance in the film Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965). Lucie Mannheim_sentence_12

Her last appearance was in a 1970 TV film. Lucie Mannheim_sentence_13

She died in Braunlage, Lower Saxony. Lucie Mannheim_sentence_14

Filmography Lucie Mannheim_section_1

Awards Lucie Mannheim_section_2

Mannheim was awarded the West German Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit in 1959, and made a Staatsschauspieler ("State Actor") for Berlin in 1963. Lucie Mannheim_sentence_15

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