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German film actor, often in comic roles. Began on the classical stage (including performing in Shakespearean roles). He was the son of a writer/politician and a Hungarian countess. From 1969 to 1980, he was director/manager of the Thalia-Theater in Hamburg; from 1980 to 1985, he was general director of the Staatliche Schauspielbuehnen in Berlin.