The Best Dead German Actors

by Anautix | created - 13 Jun 2013 | updated - 13 Jun 2013 | Public

Die besten verstorbenen deutschen männlichen Schauspieler.

1. Emil Jannings

Actor | The Last Command

His real name was Theodor Friedrich Emil Janenz, and in the early 1900s, he was already working in the theater under Max Reinhardt's company. Important movies where he defined himself as a convincing actor were Madame DuBarry (1919) and Quo Vadis? (1924), followed by The Last Laugh (1924)(aka The ...

erster Oskar überhaupt für die beste Hauptrolle; Abstammung: Vater = Deutsch-Amerikaner (Emil Janenz), Mutter = deutsch-russisch-jüdischer Abstammung; Emil war aufgewachsen in Görlitz, Leipzig

2. Heinrich George

Actor | Metropolis

Heinrich George was born on October 9, 1893 in Stettin, Pomerania, Germany as Georg August Friedrich Hermann Schulz. He was an actor and producer, known for Metropolis (1927), Kolberg (1945) and Die Degenhardts (1944). He was married to Berta Drews. He died on September 25, 1946 in Soviet Special ...

Father of Götz George

3. Curd Jürgens

Actor | The Spy Who Loved Me

Curd Jürgens (commonly billed as "Curt Jurgens" in anglophone countries) was one of the most successful European film actors of the 20th Century. He was born Curd Gustav Andreas Gottlieb Franz Jürgens on December 13, 1915, in Solln, Bavaria, in Hohenzollern Imperial Germany, a subject of Kaiser ...

4. Heinz Rühmann

Actor | Der Hauptmann von Köpenick

Heinz Rühmann was born on March 7, 1902 in Essen, Germany as Heinrich Wilhelm Rühmann. He was an actor and producer, known for The Captain from Köpenick (1956), Ein Mann geht durch die Wand (1959) and It Happened in Broad Daylight (1958). He was married to Hertha Droemer, Hertha Feiler and ...

5. Otto Gebühr

Actor | Das Flötenkonzert von Sans-souci

Otto Gebühr was born on May 29, 1877 in Kettwig, Essen, Rhine Province, Prussia [now Northrhine-Westphalia], Germany. He was an actor and producer, known for The Flute Concert of Sans-Souci (1930), Fridericus Rex - 4. Teil: Schicksalswende (1923) and Fridericus (1937). He was married to Doris Krüger...

29.05.1877 - 19.03.1954; bekannteste Filme: Der große König, Fridericus (in beiden Filmen als Friedrich der Große - diese Rolle war ihm wie auf den Leib geschneidert); Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam; Nanon; Bismarck

6. Ulrich Mühe

Actor | Das Leben der Anderen

Ulrich Mühe was born on June 20, 1953 in Grimma, East Germany as Friedrich Hans Ulrich Mühe. He was an actor and director, known for The Lives of Others (2006), Funny Games (1997) and Der letzte Zeuge (1998). He was married to Susanne Lothar, Jenny Gröllmann and Annegret Hahn. He died on July 22, ...

7. Klaus Kinski

Actor | Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht

Klaus Kinski was born as Klaus Günter Karl Nakszynski in Zoppot, Free City of Danzig (now Sopot, Poland), to Susanne (Lutze), a nurse, and Bruno Nakszynski, a pharmacist. He grew up in Berlin, was drafted into the German army in 1944 and captured by British forces in Holland. After the war he began...

8. Horst Buchholz

Actor | La vita è bella

On the cast list of The Magnificent Seven (1960), you will find several names that doubtless you know well: Charles Bronson, Steve McQueen, and Yul Brynner. But there is one name that you will have difficulty pronouncing, let alone identifying as an actor you have seen before. That man is Horst ...

9. Hans Albers

Actor | Münchhausen

Life companion was the actress Hansi Burg. Their relationship started in 1925. They separated in 1935 due to the pressure of the German Nazi government. In 1938 she went into exile in Switzerland (later London). Shortly after this she married the Norwegian Erich Blydt. Burg returned to Germany and ...

10. Theo Lingen

Actor | M

Theo Lingen was born on June 10, 1903 in Hanover, Germany as Franz Theodor Schmitz. He was an actor and director, known for M (1931), Till Eulenspiegel: Wie Eulenspiegel sich einmal erbot, zu fliegen (1936) and Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse (1933). He was married to Marianne Zoff. He died on ...

10.06.1903 - 10.11.1978; bekannteste Filme: M, Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse, Der Tiger von Eschnapur, Das indische Grabmal, Tanz auf dem Vulkan; anfangs ernste Filme, später Komiker zus. mit Hans Moser

11. Willy Fritsch

Actor | Frau im Mond

Willy Fritsch was born on January 27, 1901 in Kattowitz, Upper Silesia, Germany as Wilhelm Egon Fritz Fritsch. He was an actor, known for Woman in the Moon (1929), Inglourious Basterds (2009) and Melody of the Heart (1929). He was married to Dinah Grace. He died on July 13, 1973 in Hamburg, Germany.

27.01.1901 - 13.07.1973; bekannteste Filme: Spione, Frau im Mond, Die drei von der Tankstelle, Der Kongreß tanzt

12. Conrad Veidt

Actor | Casablanca

Conrad Veidt attended the Sophiengymnasium (secondary school) in the Schoeneberg district of Berlin, and graduated without a diploma in 1912, last in his class of 13. Conrad liked animals, theater, cinema, fast cars, pastries, thunderstorms, gardening, swimming and golfing. He disliked heights, ...

22.01.1893 - 03.04.1943; bekannteste Filme: Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari, Der Januskopf, Das indische Grabmal, Orlacs Hände, Der Kongreß tanzt, Jud Süß, Der Dieb von Bagdad, Agenten der Nacht, Casablanca

13. Viktor de Kowa

Actor | Peter Voss, der Millionendieb

Viktor de Kowa was born on March 8, 1904 in Hochkirch/Löbau, Saxony, Germany as Viktor Paul Karl Kowarzik. He was an actor and director, known for Peter Voss, der Millionendieb (1946), Schneider Wibbel (1939) and Casanova heiratet (1940). He was married to Michiko Tanaka and Ursula Grabley. He died...

08.03.1904 - 08.04.1973; bekannteste Filme: Der Stolz der 3. Kompanie, Die göttliche Jette, Wir machen Musik, Das Leben geht weiter, Peter Voss der Millionendieb, Des Teufels General

14. Paul Wegener

Actor | Der Golem

Paul Wegener was born in Arnoldsdorf, West Prussia, part of the German Empire. His birthplace is currently part of Poland, under the name "Jarantowice". Wegener's family included a number of scientists, the most notable being his cousin Alfred Wegener (1880-1930). Alfred is remembered as the ...

11.12.1874 - 13.09.1948; Stummfilmstar; bekannteste Filme: Der Student von Prag, Der Golem, Der Golem - wie er in die Welt kam, Der große König, Kolberg

15. Gustav Fröhlich

Actor | Metropolis

Gustav Fröhlich was born on March 21, 1902 in Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany. He was an actor and director, known for Metropolis (1927), Seine Tochter ist der Peter (1955) and Der Bagnosträfling (1949). He was married to Maria Hajek and Gitta Alpar. He died on December 22, 1987 in Lugano, ...

21.03.1902 – 22.12.1987; bekannteste Filme: Metropolis, Der Große König

16. Gustaf Gründgens

Actor | M

Gustaf Gründgens was born on December 22, 1899 in Düsseldorf, Germany as Gustav Heinrich Arnold Gründgens. He was an actor and director, known for M (1931), Faust (1960) and Friedemann Bach (1941). He was married to Marianne Hoppe and Erika Mann. He died on October 7, 1963 in Manila, Philippines.

22.12.1899 - 07.10.1963; bekannteste Filme: M, Ohm Krüger

17. Harald Juhnke

Actor | Schtonk

Harald Juhnke was born on June 10, 1929 in Berlin-Charlottenburg, Germany as Harry Heinz Herbert Juhnke. He was an actor, known for Schtonk (1992), Ein verrücktes Paar (1977) and Der Papagei (1992). He was married to Susanne Hsiao, Chariklia Baxevanos and Sybil Werden. He died on April 1, 2005...

18. Dieter Pfaff

Actor | Bruder Esel

Dieter Pfaff was born on October 2, 1947 in Dortmund, Germany. He was an actor, known for Bruder Esel (1996), Balko (1995) and Sperling (1996). He was married to Eva Maria Emminger. He died on March 5, 2013 in Hamburg, Germany.

02.10.1947 - 05.03.2013

19. Klausjürgen Wussow

Actor | Die Schwarzwaldklinik

Klausjürgen Wussow was born on April 30, 1929 in Cammin, Pomerania, Germany. He was an actor, known for Die Schwarzwaldklinik (1985), Der grüne Bogenschütze (1961) and Der Kurier der Kaiserin (1970). He was married to Sabine Scholz, Yvonne Viehöfer, Ida Krottendorf and Jolande Frantz. He ...

30.04.1929 - 19.06.2007

20. Horst Tappert

Actor | Derrick

Born on 26 May 1923 in Wuppertal, he served with the Nazi German Waffen-SS in World War II. After attending acting lessons at the theater in Stendal, where he also made his stage debut, he performed on several important stages in Germany, but became widely popular as cinema and television actor in ...

als Oberinspektor Derrick, 26.05.1923 - 13.12.2008

21. Arno Wyzniewski

Actor | Nichts als Sünde

Arno Wyzniewski was born on October 9, 1938 in Berlin, Germany. He was an actor, known for Nichts als Sünde (1965), Viel Lärm um nichts (1964) and Kleiner Mann - was nun? (1967). He was married to Jutta Wachowiak. He died on September 14, 1997 in Berlin.

DDR-Schauspieler; 1938-1997