Rosa von Praunheim

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Birthday
25, 1942
Birthplace
Latvia
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
25, 1942 (age 76)
Birthplace
Latvia

About

Pioneer of queer cinema, an activist in the gay rights movement, and the director of films such as The Einstein of Sex.

Before Fame

He was born in Riga, Latvia Central Prison, when Germany was occupying Latvia during World War II.

Trivia

His stage name Rosa was German for pink in reference to the pink triangles that gay prisoners were forced to wear in Nazi concentration camps.

Family Life

His adoptive mother Gertrud Mischwitzky died in 2003.

Associated With

His films featured the likes of the late transgendered icon Divine.