Pioneer of enlightenment film: Helga-actress Ruth Gassmann died

The actress Ruth Gassmann, which was in the 1960s, as the main actress in the "Helga"-education movies, is dead. As your son said on Sunday the German press A

Pioneer of enlightenment film: Helga-actress Ruth Gassmann died

The actress Ruth Gassmann, which was in the 1960s, as the main actress in the "Helga"-education movies, is dead. As your son said on Sunday the German press Agency, died after a short illness at the age of 85 years, on Friday evening in Munich.

The native of Augsburg in Bavaria had initially studying sports and chemistry, and was then come as a model to acting. In America, she starred in a dozen TV Western series "gunsmoke, with consequences". Abruptly she became famous in Germany in 1967, when the educational film "Helga – From the Will of human life" came out in theaters.

Gassmann moved to a behind-the-stage

The strip had been filmed with the support of the Federal Ministry of health and attracted millions of viewers. The news magazine "der Spiegel" wrote in 1968: "Helga" is the most successful German Film of all time, and a state-string at the same time."

After two "Helga"-the sequel to movies Oswalt Kolle took on the role of educator of the Nation. Ruth Gassmann moved behind the stage and assistant Director worked, among others, at the Opera of saarbrücken state theatre. There she also performed as a singer.

Updated Date: 09 August 2020, 18:19

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