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Date of Birth 8 January 1889Fürth, Bavaria, Germany
Date of Death 30 June 1977Munich, Bavaria, West Germany
Birth NamePaul Wilhelm Constantin Hartmann

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Paul Hartmann was born on January 8, 1889 in Fürth, Bavaria, Germany as Paul Wilhelm Constantin Hartmann. He was an actor, known for The Longest Day (1962), Pour le Mérite (1938) and I accuse (1941). He was married to Elfriede Lieberum. He died on June 30, 1977 in Munich, Bavaria, West Germany.

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Elfriede Lieberum (1955 - 30 June 1977) (his death)
??? (? - 1952) (her death) (2 children)

Trivia (10)

German actor, on stage from 1908. In films from 1915, as romantic or heroic figures. Member of the Preussische Staatstheater under Gustav Gruendgens , 1935-45. President of the Reichstheaterkammer from 1942. Appeared in Nazi propaganda films and was consequently banned from acting for three years after the war. Re-emerged as a character player during the 1950's.
Paul Hartmann also appeared in movies with propagandist leanings like "Bismarck" (1940) and "Ich klage an" (1941) during the war time, which entailed an entrance prohibition after the war.
His stage and film career suffered a short break when he was called up into the military service in 1917, after that he continued the career smoothly.
From 1927 he turned away from the film business and devoted his career exclusively to the theater where he acted at the Burgtheater in Vienna.
His first film experiences came into being in 1915 where he played in movies as "Zofia" (1915), "Der Trick" (1915), and "Die verschleierte Dame" (1915).
In the 20's he was often casted for roles of young heroes who wasn't given luck at the end.
The actor Paul Hartmann took acting lessons from 1907 and got his first engagement at the Stadttheater Zwickau one year later.
Only in 1948 he was able to gain a foothold again on stages in the role of Faust.
Over the Stettiner Bellevue-Theater and the Stadttheater Zurich he reached the Deutsche Theater Berlin in 1915.
He finished his film career in the 60's.

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