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Trude Hesterberg

Gertrud Johanna Dorothea Helene Hesterberg was born on May 2nd 1892, in Berlin. She was first taught to sing by her opera-singer aunt and began her formal classical training in August 1911 at the Stern Conservatory in Berlin. She made her stage … Continue reading

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Curt Bois

Curt Bois was born on April 5th 1901 at 28 Ansbacherstrasse, in Berlins Schöneberg district. He was one of four children, his elder sister being the actress and comedian Ilse Bois, brought up by his single mother after their father … Continue reading

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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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Wilhelm Bendow

Wilhelm Emil Boden was born on September 29th 1884 in Einbeck, Germany. He began his stage career as a serious actor at Hamburg’s Thalia Theater, but by 1906  had moved to Berlin’s Schiller Theatre and found himself drawn to the … Continue reading

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