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A very, extremely obscure instrumental funk group through the mid-’70s, Manzel would come across much fame years later on once numerous hip-hop suppliers sampled the drum intro from “Midnight Theme” and, subsequently, sent breakbeat enthusiasts scurrying for copies of the initial record. Throughout their heyday, Manzel didn’t total anything more when compared to a couple of 45 rpm singles for the impartial Fraternity Records. It had been only later, through the ’90s, that this group achieved notoriety. The drum intro from “Midnight Theme” — the A-side of the next from the group’s two 45s — was sampled several occasions, and quite famously at that: most gloriously by Prince Paul (on De La Soul’s “Plug Tunin’,” from your trio’s traditional 3 Feet Large and Rising recording), and later on by DJ Muggs (on Cypress Hill’s breakthrough solitary, “How I POSSIBLY COULD Just Kill a guy”) and RZA (on Ghostface Killah’s debut solitary, “Winter season Warz”). They are simply three situations, though. You can even hear Manzel sampled on recordings by Eric B & Rakim and Ultramagnetic MC’s among additional, less well-known situations. Such popular and common sampling produced Manzel therefore renowned among defeat mind that Kenny Dope (of Experts at the job) as well as the Undercover Sibling (delivered Victor Piagneri) dug up the initial recordings, remastered and remixed them, and reissued them via Dopebrother Information in 2004. The Midnight Theme Compact disc reissue was a significant package, including an abundance of previously unreleased materials in addition to some interesting liner records by Shad O’Shea, the leader of Fraternity Information, the label that originally released the Manzel 45s that could go on to be a few of the most sought-after breakbeat information ever. The Manzel tale started quite unsuspectingly. In 1976 O’Shea constructed Cincinnati, OH’s initial state-of-the-art recording studio room, Counterpart Innovative Studios, and documented some periods by Manzel. The instrumental funk group from Lexington, KY, contains Manzel Bush (keyboards), John L. Truck Dyke (electric guitar), and Steve Garner (drums). Right before the periods were totally completed, Lieutenant Bush got known as off to armed forces responsibility in Germany, and O’Shea employed some players from your Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra to complete off the classes. The to begin the recordings to start to see the light of day time had been “Space Funk” b/w “Leap Road,” which O’Shea released on Fraternity in 1977. 2 yrs later on, after some additional tweaking by Bush, arrived the “Midnight Theme” b/w “Sugars Dreams” 45, which was that. Manzel had been forget about. Bush stayed within the armed service, raised a family group, and remaining music behind. Twenty-five years later on, in 2004, the recordings of Manzel resurfaced using Kenny Dope as well as the Undercover Sibling. The two wished to reissue the initial, very uncommon, and quite bootlegged Manzel recordings. Nevertheless, the Dopebrother men didn’t simply reissue the initial 45s. They dug in the tapes from the initial Manzel periods at Counterpart Innovative, remixed and remastered them, and released everything on the lavishly detailed Compact disc, Midnight Theme. In addition they released a “Midnight Theme” b/w “Space Funk” one on 7″ vinyl fabric with an image sleeve reproducing the artwork from a flyer for the Manzel show within the ’70s.

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Full Name Manzel
Height 1.83 m
Weight 95 kg
Profession American football player
Spouse Taye Diggs
Parents Paul Manziel, Michelle Manziel
Siblings Meri Manziel
Awards Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Musical, Radio Disney Music Award for Favorite Song from a Movie or T.V show, Obie Award for Special Citations, WhatsOnStage Award for Best Solo Performance, Breakthrough Artist award
Music Songs Midnight Theme, Space Funk, Sugar Dreams, Can You Feel My Love, Jump Street, Its Over Now, Long Way Home, Evil, Wicked, Mean and Nasty, Vera Cruz, The Party, Just for You
Albums Midnight Theme
Movies Remembrance, John Rabe, Cracks in the Shell, Coming Out, After Five in the Forest Primeval, Crazy, The Pharmacist, Willenbrock, Die Nachrichten, Schtonk!, Goebbels und Geduldig, Nicht alle waren Mörder, Besuch fur Emma, According to the Plan, Als der Fremde kam, Frankfurt-Millennium, The Mistake, When Grandpa Loved Rita Hayworth, Gomez: Heads or Tails, The Clean-Up, Einer Zahlt Immer
TV Shows Speer und Er, Klemperer – Ein Leben in Deutschland, Der Laden

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1 On the first edition of the "German Actor Award" held during the Berlin Film Festival on 12 February 2012, she won the Award in the category "Best Supporting Actress for Die Unsichtbare (2011) and Zettl (2012).
2 She has played the daughter of Christine Schorn in two films (Frei nach Plan (2007) and Hoffnung für Kummerow (2009)), even though Ms. Schorn is only 14 years older than Ms. Manzel.
3 Her parents were teachers.
4 Lives in Berlin with her husband Marcus Kaloff and their two children.
5 Mother of Klara Manzel.
6 Studied acting at the Hochschule für Schauspielkunst "Ernst Busch" in Berlin from 1977 to 1980.



Mordgeständnis 2008 TV Movie Sonja Göpfert
Bloch 2008 TV Series Heide Welk
Head Under Water 2007/I Anita Bartsch
According to the Plan 2007 Anne
Not All Were Murderers 2006 TV Movie Martchen
Vier Töchter 2006 Ottilia Kronland
Als der Fremde kam 2006 TV Movie Anne Wernicke
Die Nachrichten 2005 TV Movie Doris Theyssen
Speer und er 2005 TV Mini-Series Gretel Speer
Willenbrock 2005 Vera
Der Junge ohne Eigenschaften 2005 Mutter
Wanted! 2004 Dora
Leben wäre schön 2003 TV Movie Manja Grüneberg
Bella Block 2003 TV Series Karin Harmsen
Liebe ist die halbe Miete 2002 TV Movie Beate Wüstholtz
Traum im Herbst 2001 TV Movie Frau
Goebbels und Geduldig 2001 Grete Zipfel
Kelly Bastian - Geschichte einer Hoffnung 2001 TV Movie Petra Kelly
Crazy 2000/I Juliane Lebert, Benjamins Mutter
When Grandpa Loved Rita Hayworth 2000 Frau Schmiedt
Klemperer - Ein Leben in Deutschland 1999 TV Series Eva Klemperer
Gomez - Kopf oder Zahl 1999 Friede Kern
Der Laden 1998 TV Mini-Series Mutter
Frankfurt - Millennium 1998 TV Movie Die Ärztin
The Pharmacist 1997 Dorit Meissen
Die Putzfraueninsel 1996 Frau Dr. Schwarz
Heimatgeschichten 1995 TV Series
Bukow and König 1988-1995 TV Series Jutta Pahl / Sibylle Weigbrecht
Nach Fünf im Urwald 1995 Karin
Ein falscher Schritt 1995 Walli van der Molen
Einer zahlt immer 1992 TV Movie Charlotte
Die Verfehlung 1992 Regina Bosch
Schtonk! 1992 Biggi
Die Erbschaft 1991 TV Movie Jutta
Tanz auf der Kippe 1991 Claudia
Die gestundete Zeit 1989 TV Movie Frau Ehmsen
Der Magdalenenbaum 1989 Rosie
Coming Out 1989/I Tanja
Späte Ankunft 1989 TV Movie
Der Staatsanwalt hat das Wort 1985-1988 TV Series Claudia / Karin / Augenärztin
Die erste Reihe 1987 TV Movie Anna
Der Traum vom Elch 1986 Barbara
So viele Träume 1986 Claudia
Der junge Herr Siegmund 1986 TV Movie
Der Junge mit dem großen schwarzen Hund 1986 Ulfs Mutter
Fronturlaub 1983 TV Short
Die Nebelschlucht 1982 TV Movie Nora Burke
Einmart 1981 Short voice
Goethes Faust in ursprünglicher Gestalt 1979 TV Movie
Tatort 1991-2015 TV Series Paula Ringelhahn / Gisela Kremer / Karla
Silent Summer 2013 Kristine
Mord nach Zahlen 2013 TV Movie Marina Kröger
Krokodil 2013 TV Movie Martha
Zettl 2012 Veronique von Gutzow
Remembrance 2011 Hannah Levine 1976
Die Unsichtbare 2011 Susanne Lorenz
Blaubeerblau 2011 TV Movie Corinna Mühlbauer
Der Kriminalist 2008-2010 TV Series Dr. Sybille Ulrich / Kristin Zanetti
Hoffnung für Kummerow 2009 TV Movie Irmgard Kubiczek
City of War: The Story of John Rabe 2009 Dora Rabe



Lola - Der Deutsche Filmpreis 2010 2010 TV Movie Herself - Presenter: Memorial Tribute
Kölner Treff 2009 TV Series Herself
Zibb 2006-2008 TV Series documentary Herself
DAS! 2008 TV Series Herself
Riverboat - Die MDR-Talkshow aus Leipzig 2005 TV Series documentary Herself
Die Zeit ist aus den Fugen 1990 Documentary Herself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012 Film Award in Gold German Film Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Beste darstellerische Leistung - Weibliche Nebenrolle) Die Unsichtbare (2011)
2012 DSP Award German Screen Actors Awards Best Supporting Actress (Beste Nebendarstellerin) Die Unsichtbare (2011)
2007 Golden Goblet Shanghai International Film Festival Best Actress Frei nach Plan (2007) · Corinna Harfouch
· Kirsten Block
· Christine Schorn
2006 German Television Award German Television Awards Best Actress in a Movie Made for Television (Beste Schauspielerin Fernsehfilm) Als der Fremde kam (2006)
2004 Adolf Grimme Award Adolf Grimme Awards, Germany Fiction/Entertainment Leben wäre schön (2003) · Kai Wessel (director)
2004 Bavarian TV Award Bavarian TV Awards Best Actress in a Movie Made for Television (Beste Schauspielerin - Fernsehspiel/Fernsehfilm) Leben wäre schön (2003)
2000 German Television Award German Television Awards Best Actress in a TV Series (Beste Schauspielerin in einer Hauptrolle - Serie) Klemperer - Ein Leben in Deutschland (1999)
1992 Bambi Bambi Awards Film - National Schtonk (1992) · Christiane Hörbiger (actress)
· Götz George (actor)
· Günter Rohrbach (producer)
· Harald Juhnke (actor)
· Helmut Dietl (director/writer)
· Ulrich Limmer (writer)
· Ulrich Mühe (actor)
· Uwe Ochsenknecht (actor)
· Veronica Ferres (actress)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Golden Camera Golden Camera, Germany Best German Actress Besuch für Emma (2015)
2015 German Film Critics Award German Film Critics Association Awards Best Actress (Beste Darstellerin) Stiller Sommer (2013)
2015 Hessian TV Award Hessian TV Award Best Actress (Beste Darstellerin) For "Besuch für Emma".
2004 Golden Camera Golden Camera, Germany Best German Actress Leben wäre schön (2003)
1999 German Television Award German Television Awards Best Actress in a Movie Made for Television or Miniseries (Beste Schauspielerin in einer Hauptrolle - Fernsehfilm/Mehrteiler) Der Laden (1998)
1998 Film Award in Gold German Film Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Beste darstellerische Leistung - Weibliche Nebenrolle) Die Apothekerin (1997)

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