Leonie Ossowski

German screenwriter and writer

Leonie Ossowski was the pen name of Jolanthe von Brandenstein (15 August 1925 – 4 February 2019), a German writer. She wrote under the name Jo Tiedemann. She wrote scripts for DEFA: Zwei Mütter ("Two mothers") and Stern ohne Himmel ("Stars without Sky").[1] She has lived in Berlin from 1980 until her death. Her 1977 novel Die große Flatter ("The big flutter") was also made into a movie.[2]

Leonie Ossowski
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BornJolanthe von Brandenstein
(1925-08-15)15 August 1925
Röhrsdorf, Lower Silesia
Died4 February 2019(2019-02-04) (aged 93)
Berlin, Germany
Genreshort story, novel, children's literature, screenplay


  1. "Leonie Ossowski" (in German). Munzinger.
  2. Sandford, John (2013). Encyclopedia of Contemporary German Culture. p. 461. ISBN 1136816038.

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