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Jenny Gröllmann

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Jenny Gröllmann
Gröllmann in the late 1960s
Born(1947-02-05)5 February 1947
Died9 August 2006(2006-08-09) (aged 59)
Berlin, Germany
Years active1961–2006
Michael Kann
(m. 1973; div. 1982)
(m. 1984; div. 1990)
Claus-Jürgen Pfeiffer
(m. 2004)
Children2, including Anna Maria Mühe

Jenny Gröllmann (5 February 1947 – 9 August 2006) was a German actress, best known for her work on films I Was Nineteen (1968), Peas at 5:30 (2004) and her recurring role on the show Polizeiruf 110. She won an Ernst Zinna Prize of the city of Berlin in 1974.[1][2][3][4][5][6]


Gröllmann was born in Hamburg, the daughter of Gertrud, a theater photographer and Otto, stage designer.

In 1949, the family moved to the Soviet zone of occupation in Schwerin and in 1955 they moved to Dresden, where the father had been given a job.

In 1961, she played the main role in Bertolt Brecht's play The Visions of Simone Machard.

Gröllmann married fellow actor Ulrich Mühe in 1984. The following year, she gave birth to a daughter, Anna Maria Mühe. They divorced in 1990, with Mühe later alleging in a book accompanying his film The Lives of Others that she had been a unofficial collaborator who reported on his activities to the Stasi.[7][8] Gröllmann denied she had ever been a collaborator, winning a court injunction to prevent the publisher from releasing the book in 2006.


Gröllmann died of breast cancer on 6 August 2006 in Berlin. She was 59 years old.

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ Ingrid Kirschey-Feix: Gröllmann, Jenny . In: Who was who in the GDR? 5th edition. Volume 1, Ch. Links, Berlin 2010, ISBN 978-3-86153-561-4 .
  2. ^ Heidrun Borchert: I learned my trade at the theater: Jenny Gröllmann . In: Barbara Molsen (ed.): Nuances. Conversations with actors and directors . Publisher Das Neue Berlin, Berlin 1996, ISBN 3-359-00773-5 , pp. 141–154.
  3. ^ "DEFA Sternstunden –". Archived from the original on 2016-08-16. Retrieved 2018-10-21.
  4. ^ "Schauspieler 120".
  5. ^ Günter Helmes , Steffi Schültzke (ed.): The Television Theater Moritzburg. Institution and Schedule . Leipzig University Publishing , Leipzig 2003. ISBN 3-936522-99-5.
  6. ^ "Ich muss das zu Ende bringen - meinetwegen bis zum Tod" (in German)
  7. ^ "Ulrich Mühe". The Daily Telegraph. London. 27 July 2007. Archived from the original on 15 February 2008. Retrieved 4 March 2024.
  8. ^ Danielsen, Shane (25 July 2007). "Ulrich Mühe 1953–2007". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 4 March 2024.

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