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Bertolt Brecht in cabaret.

It is believed that the only time Bertolt Brecht ever appeared in person on a Berlin Cabaret stage was in January 1922. Six years prior to his triumphant collaboration with Kurt Weill on The Threepenny Opera, the  24 year old … Continue reading

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Margo Lion

Marguerite Hélène Constantine Barbe Elisabeth Lion was a French Singer and Actress, born in Istanbul (then Constantinople) on February 28th 1899. She first came to Berlin in 1921 and made her debut at Trude Hesterbergs cabaret ‘Wild Bühne’ (The Wild … Continue reading

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Kate Kühl

Elfriede Katharina Nehrupt was born December 16th 1899 in Cologne, Germany. Encouraged by her doctor father she came to Berlin aged 19, shortly after the first world war, to study classical music and song at the Stern Conservatory. Fiercely political … Continue reading

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Rosa Valetti

Rosa Vallentin was born in Berlin in March 1878. She was an actress, cabaret performer and singer whose career started in suburban Berlin theatre and graduated to cabaret after meeting political satirist and writer Kurt Tucholsky. (Image filmportal.de) In 1920 … Continue reading

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Kurt Gerron

Kurt Gerron was born in Berlin on May 11th 1897. He initially studied medicine but after being wounded in the First World War became a stage actor in 1920. (image usa.diplo.de) Throughout the Weimar period Kurt Gerron was one of … Continue reading

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