Göring, Helga


Helga Göring was born in Meißen on January 14, 1922. She studied at the Academy of Music and Theater in Dresden from 1938-40. In 1940 she made her theatrical debut in Bielefeld. Thereafter followed engagements in Frankfurt/Main and Hamburg and after the war in Stendal und Dresden.


Martin Hellberg discovered Göring for the screen in 1951 and she starred in his film Das verurteilte Dorf. From 1955 to 1962 she was a member of the DEFA Film Ensemble.


From the beginning Göring was destined to play mother roles. However within this typecast she was able to skillfully cover a full range of female characters, from women confronted with contemporary problems to historical figures, such as the writer Annette von Droste-Hülshoff and the artist Käthe Kollwitz.


Göring gave a remarkable performance in the title role of Joachim Kunert’s Die große Reise der Agathe Schweigert, based on a story by Anna Seghers. The same director cast Göring for parts in Das zweite Gleis, Das Schilfrohr, and Die Abenteuer des Werner Holt.


Helga Göring became even more popular in the late 1970s following her television appearances in several series and multi-part productions where she played the starring roles. Opposite Herbert Köfer she headed the cast of Rentner haben niemals Zeit (TV series, 1978).


She continued working in a variety of film and television productions until her death on October 3, 2010.




2007 Einmal Dieb, immer Dieb (Once a Thief, Always a Thief, TV)
2007 Der fremde Gast (The foreign Guest, TV)
2004 Der Dolch des Batu Khan (The Dagger of Batu Khan)
2001 Die Liebenden vom Alexanderplatz (The Lovers from Alexanderplatz, TV)
2001 Gregors größte Erfindung (Gregor’s Greatest Invention)
2000 Die Unberührbare (No Place to Go)
1999 Edgar
1984-89 Drei reizende Schwestern (Three Lovely Sisters, TV)

Weiße Wolke Carolin (White Cloud Carolin)

1977 Jörg Maler, Ratgeb (Joerg Ratgeb, Painter)
1976 Nelken in Aspik (Carnations in Aspic)
1974 Das Schilfrohr (The Reed, TV)
1972 Die große Reise der Agathe Schweigert (Agathe Schweigert's Great Journey, TV)
1970 Aus unserer Zeit: Das Duell (Our Time: The Duel)
1970 Aus unserer Zeit: Gewöhnliche Leute (Our Time: Ordinary People)
1967 Das Mädchen auf dem Brett (The Girl on the Diving Board)
1966 Spur der Steine (Trace of Stones)
1965 Ohne Pass in fremden Betten (Without a Passport in Strange Beds)
1965 Denk bloß nicht, ich heule (Just Don’t Think I’ll Cry)
1965 Entlassen auf Bewährung (Let Off With Probation)
1964 Die Abenteuer des Werner Holt (The Adventures of Werner Holt)
1964 Mir nach, Canaillen! (Follow Me, Rascals!)
1964 Das Lied vom Trompeter (The Song of the Trumpeter)
1962 Minna von Barnhelm oder das Soldatenglück (Minna von Barnhelm, or the Soldier's Fortune)
1962 Monolog für einen Taxifahrer (Monologue for a Taxi Driver, TV short)
1962 Geheimarchiv an der Elbe (Secret Files)
1962 Das zweite Gleis (The Second Track)
1957 Schlösser und Katen (Castles and Cottages)
1957 Sheriff Teddy
1957 Zwei Mütter (Two Mothers)
1957 Berlin – Ecke Schönhauser (Berlin - Schönhauser Corner)
1954 Stärker als die Nacht (Stronger than the Night)
1951 Das verurteilte Dorf (The Condemned Village)

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