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Date of Birth 6 April 1932Hamburg, Germany
Date of Death 19 November 2004Munich, Bavaria, Germany

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Helmut Griem was born on April 6, 1932 in Hamburg, Germany. He was an actor, known for Cabaret (1972), The Damned (1969) and Ludwig (1972). He died on November 19, 2004 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.

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? (1973 - 19 November 2004) (his death) (1 child)

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Later in life he turned to stage directing.
Mustachioed, suavely handsome blond German actor who began his career on stage before finding stardom in native 1960s films.
Hit continental film acclaim in 1972 as the elegant, fabulously decadent patrician Maximilian who trysts with both Liza Minnelli's and Michael York's characters in Bob Fosse's Cabaret (1972).
The son of a naval radio operator, Griem studied literature and philosophy. He began on stage in Luebeck, then performed in Cologne, Salzburg, at the Vienna Burgtheater and with the Munich Kammerspiele. His training was primarily classical. On screen, both in Germany and internationally, he tended to portray the stereotypical blond, blue-eyed Nazi, notably as SS officer Aschenbach in The Damned (1969) and as ruthless U-boat captain Willi Schlueter in the POW drama The McKenzie Break (1970).

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