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Gustaf Gründgens (1899–1963)

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 A Glass of Water (1960). He was married to Marianne Hoppe and Erika Mann. He died on October 7, 1963 in Manila, Philippines. See full bio »


(age 63) in Manila, Philippines

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 1960 Faust
Mephistopheles / Lustige Person
 1960 A Glass of Water
Sir Henry St. John
 1941 Uncle Kruger
 1938 Der Tanz auf dem Vulkan
Komödiant Debureau
 1937 Love in Stunt Flying
Jack Warren
 1934 Inheritance in Pretoria
Eugen Schliebach
 1934 So Ended a Great Love
Count Metternich
 1934 Black Fighter Johanna
Dr. Frost
 1933 Le tunnel
 1933 The Tunnel
Mr. Woolf, tunnel syndicate director
 1933 Love Story
Baron von Eggersdorf (as Gustave Grundgens)
 1932 Teilnehmer antwortet nicht
 1932 The Countess of Monte-Christo
Der 'Baron' Hochstapler
 1931 Yorck
Karl August Fürst von Hardenberg
 1931 The Theft of the Mona Lisa
 1931 M
 1930 Fire in the Opera House
Otto van Lingen
 1930 Va Banque
John James Brown - Privatdetektiv
 1930 Hocuspocus
Dr. Wilke
 1930 Never Trust a Woman
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Gustave Grundgens

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Posthumously, Gründgens was involved in one of the most famous literary cases in 20th-century Germany, as the subject of a novel entitled Mephisto by his former brother-in-law Klaus Mann, who had died in 1949. The novel, a thinly veiled account of Gründgens's life, portrayed its main character ("Hendrik Höfgen") as having shady connections with the Nazi regime. Gründgens's adopted son and heir ... See more »

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