Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Little Known Spaghetti Western Actors ~ Rose Becker

[These daily posts will cover little known actors or people that have appeared in more recent films and TV series. Various degrees of information that I was able to find will be given and anything that you can add would be appreciated.]

Rose Becker was born in Ramsin, Sandersdorf-Brehna, Germany on June 2, 1929. At the age of four, Rose appeared on stage for the first time in a Christmas fairy tale. When Rose was eight years old, the family moved to Wolfen and after an initial shock - no one knew her - the big school - her self-confidence returned. Soon she was practicing Grimm's fairy tales with the neighbors' children. And at the age of ten, Rose knew she wanted to be an actress. She saw all the movies with Shirley Temple and hoped to be "discovered" like her. But when her classmates laughed at her, Rose never spoke about it again. It was war, and the worries displaced illusions.

At the age of 14, Rose Becker entered middle school. And in “Cabal and Love”, she thrilled her teacher and her classmates in the role of Luise. Rose graduated from high school in 1948. When it was possible, she joined an amateur play group Filmfabrik Wolfen. But her deepest wish was to become a film actress and so Rose applied to the UFA studio like thousands of others. About 500 candidates were screened for a week. And for the main exam, 17 students were admitted to the acting class. Rose Becker was there and began her training in May 1950 at the DEFA junior studio. Soon she was allowed to play her first small role in “Saure Wochen, frohe Feste”.

Rose Becker did a lot of dubbing and also got small roles in DEFA films and TV series and didn't have to do without stage. She arranged numerous musical-literary programs, recited and moderated. Good artists from the Hans-Otto-Theater were there. Since she did not fill all this, Rose Becker led amateur play groups and worked as a speech teacher at the University of Education Potsdam, at the Teacher Training Institute, where she also led a recitation circle, and finally at the Hochschule für Musik "Hanns-Eisler" Berlin, where she also taught acting.

From 1977 to 1979, Rose Becker starred in the school television series English for You - Mrs Collins.

Rose appeared in one Euro-western as a saloon girl in Dean Reed’s 1980 “Sing, Cowboy, Sing”.

BECKER, Rose (aka Rose Becker-Wasch) [6/2/1929, Ramsin, Sandersdorf-Brehna, Germany – 10/30/2019, Berlin, Berlin, Germany] – theater, film, TV actress, married to ? Wasch mother of one child.

Sing, Cowboy, Sing – 1980 (saloon girl)

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