Barbara Brecht-Schall, actress, died at 84

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Barbara Brecht-Schall, born October 28, 1930 in Berlin and died on August 31, 2015.

German actress Barbara Brecht-Schall, the daughter and main heir of playwright Bertolt Brecht, has died. She was 84.

Publisher Suhrkamp said that Brecht-Schall died in Berlin on Monday evening. It didn’t give further details.

Brecht-Schall was an actress with the Berliner Ensemble theater founded by her father from 1951 to 1972. She also was the administrator of his estate.

The Berliner Ensemble said in a statement Tuesday that “as the protector and guardian of her father’s legacy, Barbara Brecht-Schall was a forceful and courageous, often difficult negotiating partner.”

Brecht-Schall was married to actor Ekkehard Schall, a stalwart of the Berliner Ensemble, who died in 2005.

German actress Barbara Brecht-Schall, daughter of Bertolt Brecht, dies at 84.

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