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Date of Birth 29 May 1877Kettwig, Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Date of Death 14 March 1954Wiesbaden, Hesse, Germany  (heart failure)

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Otto Gebühr was born on May 29, 1877 in Kettwig, Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. He was an actor and producer, known for The Golem (1920), Der große König (1942) and Fridericus (1937). He was married to Doris Krüger and Cornelia Bertha Julius. He died on March 14, 1954 in Wiesbaden, Hesse, Germany.

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Doris Krüger (1942 - 17 August 1950) (her death) (1 child)
Cornelia Bertha Julius (1910 - ?) (divorced) (1 child)

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German painter guitarist and character actor. On stage at the Berlin Lessingtheater from 1909, later with Max Reinhardt's company. In films from 1913, initially in supporting roles until mentored by leading actor Paul Wegener and cast as Friedrich II. (Frederick the Great) in Die Tänzerin Barberina (1920). Due to his uncanny resemblance to the famous monarch, Gebuehr went on to impersonate him in 16 films and numerous stage performances.

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