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Nasally-voiced star comic of prolific output, the son of a lawyer. He appeared in just about anything, from musical comedies to crime thrillers. After 1945, Lingen formed a popular comedic partnership with the Austrian comedian Hans Moser
. He excelled at supercilious or officious types, immaculate butlers and disdainful servants, prissy secretaries and pedantic school principals.