Gisela May was born on May 31, 1924, in Wetzlar, Rhine Province and died on December 2, 2016, in Berlin.
She was a German actress and singer.
She studied at the drama school in Leipzig.
Gisela May was employed for nine years at various theatres, including the State Theatre of Schwerin and the State Theatre in Halle.
During 1962, she relocated to Bertolt Brecht’s theatre group, the Berliner Ensemble, and stayed for 30 years.
At that point, May played a variety of roles, including Madame Cabet in The Days of the Commune, Mrs Peachum in The Threepenny Opera, Mrs Kopecka in Schweik in the Second World War, and Mother Courage in Mother Courage and Her Children.
Gisela May passed away at 92 years old.