Barbara Brecht-Schall, Bertolt Brecht’s daughter, dies at 84

BERLIN (AP) — 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.