In Solo Sunny © DEFA-Stiftung, Dieter Lück
Renate Krößner, was born on May 17, 1945 and grew up in East Berlin. There she studied at the Academy for Performing Arts. In the 1960s, she performed at theaters in Parchim, Stendal, and Senftenberg, as well as in supporting roles in television productions.
Director Konrad Wolf noticed her talent in Heiner Carow’s film, Bis dass der Tod euch scheidet, and offered her the lead in Solo Sunny. Her award-winning performance as the young singer Sunny brought her international renown. When Krößner left for West Germany in 1985, East German officials took this box-office hit out of circulation.
In the West, Krößner became known for her roles in television productions. She played in many TV crime series and received prestigious awards for her performance in Bruder Esel, a TV series about a Franciscan monk. Krößner appeared in Werner Herzog’s Unbesiegbar, an epic about a Jewish strongman who teams up with the mind-reader Hanussen in Nazi Germany, as well as in Dani Levy’s comedy Alles auf Zucker.
Renate Krößner, who was married to actor Bernd Stegemann (Mein Führer, Dir. Dani Levi, 2007), died on May 25, 2020.
Festivals & Awards:
|1980||Silver Bear, Berlin International Film Festival, for Solo Sunny|
|1980||Best Actress, GDR National Feature Film Festival, Karl-Marx-Stadt, for Solo Sunny|
|2011||Ein Sommer im Elsass (A Summer in Alsace, TV)|
|2011||Vergiss dein Ende (Forget about Your End)|
|2009||Jenseits der Mauer (Beyond the Wall, TV)|
|2007||Küss mich, Genosse (Kiss Me, Comrade!, TV)|
|2006||Mondscheinkinder (Moonlight Children, TV)|
|2004||Alles auf Zucker (Go for Zucker)|
|2004||Carola Stern – Doppelleben (The Double Life of Carola Stern, TV)|
|2001||Zutaten für Träume (Ingredients for Dreams, TV)|
|2000||Fernes Land Pa-isch (Distant Country Pa-isch)|
|1999||Helden wie wir (Heroes Like Us)|
|1996||Bruder Esel (Brother Donkey, TV series)|
|1994||Angst (Fear, TV)|
|1993||Nordkurve (North Curve, TV)|
|1991||Gossenkind (Street Kid)|
|1982||Mathilde Möhring (TV)|
|1981||Verflucht und geliebt (Damned and Loved, TV)|
|1978||Bis daß der Tod euch scheidet (Until Death Do Us Part)|
|1978||Zünd an, es kommt die Feuerwehr (Set a Fire, the Fire Brigade Is Coming)|
|1977||Feuer unter Deck (Fire Below Deck)|
|1976||Die unverbesserliche Barbara (The Incorrigible Barbara)|