Monday, November 27, 2023

Little Known Spaghetti Western Actors ~ Brigitte Beier

[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.]

Brigitte Beier was born in Belin, Germany on October 24, 1939, the daughter of the press illustrator and caricaturist Alfred Beier-Red.

She made her film debut in 1964 at the DEFA in Heiner Carow's film drama “Die Hochzeit von Länneken” (The Wedding of Länneken). In this literary adaptation based on the novel by Herbert Nachbar, she played the fisherman's daughter Bärbel Pröpping, who, together with the love of her life, the young fisherman's son Henning Grabe, campaigns for a fair distribution of fishing spots among all fishermen. In 1971, under the direction of Claus Dobberke, she played the role of Maria Ritter in the political drama “Verspielte Heimat” (Playful Homeland). In 1971/1972, director Kurt Jung-Alsen hired Beier for the role of the Jewess Recha Fain in the Holocaust miniseries “Die Bilder des Zeugen Schattmann” (The Pictures of the Witness Schattmann) a film adaptation of the autobiography of the same name by the writer and graphic artist Peter Edel.

Beier then appeared in many feature films until the 1980s. These included: “Die Legende von Paul und Paula” (The Legend of Paul and Paula), the children's film “Moritz in der Litfaßsäule” (Moritz in the Advertising Column) as well as the family films “Das Schulgespenst” (The School Ghost) and “Der Streit um des Esels Schatten” (The Dispute About the Donkey's Shadow).

On television, she was mostly seen in crime films, such as several episodes of the ‘Polizeiruf-110’ series, starting with ‘Collision’ (1977) to ‘The Last Customer’ (1987) and ‘Destroyed Hope’ (1991). In a similar format, ‘The Public Prosecutor Has the Floor’, she also participated several times. Brigitte also played a role in the series ‘Spuk unterm Riesenrad’ and ‘Drei von der K’.

Brigitte Beier appeared in two Euro-westerns: as the bus driver in 1981’s “Der lange Ritt zur Schule” (The Long Ride from School) starring Frank Träger and as Zofe in the 1987 TV series “Präriejäger in Mexiko” (Prairie Scout in Mexico) starring Gojko Mitic.

BEIER, Brigitte [10/24/1939, Berlin, Berlin, Germany –     ] – film, TV actress.

The Long Ride from School – 1981 (bus driver)

Prairie Scout in Mexico (TV) – 1987 (Zofe)

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