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Image result for pamela Wedekind and erika mann(Anna Naema) Pamela (Kadega) Wedekind [1] (born December 12, 1906 in Berlin , † April 9, 1986 in Ambach on Lake Starnberg ) was a German actress , singer and translator . She was the daughter of playwright Frank Wedekind and actress Tilly Newes . Her younger sister was the journalist and author Kadidja Wedekind .

Pamela Wedekind became known when she appeared in the early 1920s with the siblings Erika and Klaus Mann , with whom she was a friend since childhood, and the actor Gustaf Gründgens in Klaus Mann's plays Anja and Esther and Revue four . After she had been engaged to Klaus Mann from June 1924 to January 1928, and had an affair with Erika, she married in 1930 the 28-year-old playwright Carl Sternheim .

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Gründgens, who had been artistic director of the Prussian State Theater in Berlin since 1934, engaged Pamela Wedekind at the beginning of his artistic directorship for the Theater am Gendarmenmarkt , where she was a member of the ensemble until 1942. This was followed by engagements in Hamburg , Cologne and Munich (seven years at the Munich Kammerspiele ).

Pamela Wedekind loved the cabaret and performed often with old French chansons as well as with poems and songs of her father Frank Wedekind. She also made a name for herself as a translator of French authors. So she translated for example, the writers Stendhal and Marcel Pagnol .

After the divorce from Sternheim she married on June 21, 1941 in Berlin the actor Charles Regnier , with whom she lived until her death and with whom she had three children: the concert guitarist and author Anatol Regnier , the actress Carola Regnier and the violinist Adriana Regnier, who has been married since 17 February 1974 with the music teacher and flute soloist Peter Schiffers. The sons of this marriage are Stephan Schiffers , who works as a director and scriptwriter, and Heinrich Schiffers , who is a musician and film composer [2] .

In 1961 she was honored with the Schwabing Art Prize of the city of Munich.

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  1. https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pamela_Wedekind