Karin Baal

Karin Baal

Additional Names: Karin Blauermel (Geburtsname)
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*19.09.1940 Berlin

Biography

Karin Blauermel, born September 19, 1940, in Berlin-Wedding, grew up with her brother and her grandmother. After finishing secondary school, she attended a school for fashion design. Together with 700 other girls, she applied for a role in the film "Die Halbstarken" ("The Hooligans“) and landed the leading role as well as a three-year contract. In Georg Tressler's film, Baal made a convinving performance as the 15-year old Sissy Bohl, who – with her self-confidence and aplomb – is superior to the boys and in the end does not shy away from taking up arms. Her debut film determined Baal's image on the screen for the next years. She played a teenage delinquent in "Der Jugendrichter" ("The Judge and the Sinner"), seduced the father of her friend in "Die junge Sünderin" ("The Young Sinner"), played a "loose girl" in "Arzt ohne Gewissen" ("Doctor Without Scruples"), and the replacement of the murderer prostitute Nitribitt in "Das Mädchen Rosemarie" ("The Girl Rosemarie").

While she was able to retain her aura of aggressive independence in those roles, Baal was determined to the rather passive role of the threatened blonde innocence in the Edgar Wallace adaptations "Die toten Augen von London" ("Dark Eyes of London") and "Der Hund von Blackwood Castle" ("The Monster of Blackwood Castle"). From the beginning of the 1970s on, Baal predominantly worked for TV productions, mainly in small and mid-sized roles. New German Cinema discovered her rather late and cast her in minor roles as mother, housekeeper, or elderly friend of the heroine.

Fassbinder cast her as Biberkopf"s sister-in-law in "Berlin Alexanderplatz", as a resistance fighter in "Lili Marleen", and as a mother in "Lola". Baal only occasionally appeared in larger roles: In Ula Stöckl's "Erikas Leidenschaften" ("Erika"s Passions"), a two-person film, Baal's role starts out as a "little woman" but becomes more and more confident in the course of the film. In Vadim Glowna's "Desperado City", Baal played a cab driver and was able to show her former strength once more as part of the personality of an elderly woman.

Blumenberg cast her for his debut film "Tausend Augen" ("Thousand Eyes") that resonates with allusions. Baal played the mother of the post-war Berlin gangster Gladow in Thomas Brasch's "Engel aus Eisen" ("Angels of Iron"), and Mrs. Tenzer in Brasch's film "Der Passagier – Welcome to Germany" ("The Passenger - Welcome to Germany"). Furthermore, Bal starred in Peter Kahane's "Cosimas Lexikon" ("Cosima"s Lexicon"), in Carlo Rola's "Sass", and in the TV two-part movie "Der Tunnel" ("The Tunnel") about a daring escape from East to West Germany.

Since 1959, Karin Baal regularly performs on stage, for instance in Zürich, at Hamburg's Deutsches Schauspielhaus, an Munich's Kammerspiele, and at Berlin's Renaissance-Theater. From 1960 to 1961, Karin Baal was married to Karlheinz (Kalle) Gafkus, her film partner from "Die Halbstarken". Their son Thomas was born 1960. From 1962 to 1977, she was married to the actor Helmut Lohner. In 1965, she gave birth to her daughter Therese who also became an actress. Baal then married the actor Volker Eckstein, who died of cancer in 1993. Nearly ten years later, she married a young Kurd and saved him from custody pending deportation.

Filmography

2011 Vergiss nie, dass ich Dich Liebe
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2007/2008 Hurenkinder
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2007 Sieben Tage Sonntag
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2006 Die Lettin und ihr Lover
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2005/2006 Die Mutter von Monte Carlo
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2004 Gefährliches Schweigen
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2004 Vinzent
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2004 Das Kuckucksei
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2004 Fliege hat Angst
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2003/2004 Irren ist sexy
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2002 Tote Fische schwimmen oben
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2000/2001 Der Tunnel
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2000/2001 Sass
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2000 Die Möwe
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2000 Kehrwoche
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1996 Der Fremde
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1996 Ausweg Mord
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1995/1996 Verlorenes Leben
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1994/1995 5 Stunden Angst. Geiselnahme im Kindergarten
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1994 Zu treuen Händen
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1991/1992 Cosimas Lexikon
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1991 Auge um Auge
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1990/1991 Im Kreise der Lieben
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1990/1991 Tödliche Vergangenheit
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1990 Schleuderkurs
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1990 Scheidung à la carte
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1990 Der Teufel und seine zwei Töchter / Blancaflor
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1990 Ende mit Schrecken
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1989/1990 Marleneken
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1989/1990 Tod einer Ärztin
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1989 Der neue Mann
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1989 Der letzte Gast
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1987/1988 Der Passagier - Welcome to Germany
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1986 Dann ist nichts mehr wie vorher
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1985/1986 Die Fräulein von damals
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1985/1986 Rosa Luxemburg
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1985 Hals über Kopf
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1985 Der Galaxenbauer
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1984 Die Abschiebung
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1984 Die Krimistunde [Folge 12]
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1984 Tausend Augen
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1984 Tod eines Schaustellers
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1983/1984 Der letzte Zivilist
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1983/1984 Blaubart
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1983/1984 Ein Mörder zuwenig
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1983/1984 Die Mitläufer
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1983 Das Traumschiff. Amazonas
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1983 Unternehmen Arche Noah
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1982-1984 Liebe ist kein Argument
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1982 Der Mann auf der Mauer
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1981 Lola
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1981 Tod eines Italieners
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1981 Traumlage
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1980/1981 Engel aus Eisen
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1980/1981 Desperado City
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1980-1982 Die Jäger
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1980 In Prag und anderswo
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1980 Lili Marleen
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1979/1980 Rainer Werner Fassbinder: Mein Traum vom Traum des Franz Biberkopf: Vom Tode eines Kindes und der Geburt eines Brauchbaren
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1979/1980 Berlin Alexanderplatz (14 Teile)
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1979/1980 Die Strafe beginnt
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1979/1980 Das letzte Wort hat die Tote
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1979/1980 Hände hoch, Herr Trimmel
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1979/1980 Die Weber
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1979 Wunder einer Nacht
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1979 Illusionen über einen Mord
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1979 Desperado
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1979 Drei Freundinnen
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1978 Wo die Liebe hinfällt
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1978 Baldauf
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1977 Haus der Frauen
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1976/1977 Der Stumme
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1976 Erikas Leidenschaften
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1976 Schock
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1976 Gefundenes Fressen
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1975 Fährt der Zug nach Italien?
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1974 Haus ohne Hüter
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1974 Hafenhyänen
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1973 Ein für allemal
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1972 Das System Fabrizzi
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1971/1972 Das Geheimnis der grünen Stecknadel
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1970/1971 Die Anhalterin
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1970 Zum Diktat, Miss Smith
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1968/1969 Hannibal Brooks
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1968 Tragödie auf der Jagd
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1967 Der Hund von Blackwood-Castle
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1966 Ein Mädchen von heute
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1966 Der Mann aus Brooklyn
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1966 Gespenster
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1966 Herr Puntila und sein Knecht Matti
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1965/1966 Ganovenehre
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1965 Michael Kramer
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1964 Schloßpension Fürstenhorst
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1964 Das Blaue vom Himmel
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1964 Mord am Canale Grande
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1964 Spätsommer
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1962/1963 Karibisches Vergnügen
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1962/1963 Der Privatsekretär
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1962 Film an Bord
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1962 Straße der Verheißung
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1962 Zwischen Schanghai und St. Pauli
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1962 So toll wie anno dazumal
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1961/1962 Julia, du bist zauberhaft
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1961 Blond muß man sein auf Capri
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1961 Vertauschtes Leben
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1961 Die toten Augen von London
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1961 Das letzte Kapitel
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1960/1961 ...und sowas nennt sich Leben
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1960 Die junge Sünderin
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1960 Wir Kellerkinder
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1959/1960 Der Jugendrichter
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1959 Das letzte Aufgebot
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1959 Jons und Erdme. Die Frau des Anderen
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1959 Bobby Dodd greift ein
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1959 So angelt man keinen Mann
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1959 Arzt ohne Gewissen
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1958 Das Mädchen Rosemarie
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1958 Der Pauker
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1958 Der eiserne Gustav
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1957 Das Herz von St. Pauli
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1957 Der müde Theodor
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1956/1957 Jede Nacht in einem anderen Bett
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1956 Die Halbstarken
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