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Date of Birth 10 June 1929Berlin-Charlottenburg, Germany
Date of Death 1 April 2005Rüdersdorf bei Berlin, Brandenburg, Germany  (dementia as consequence of alcoholism)
Birth NameHarry Heinz Herbert Juhnke
Height 6' 0½" (1.84 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Harald Juhnke was born on June 10, 1929 in Berlin-Charlottenburg, Germany as Harry Heinz Herbert Juhnke. He was an actor, known for Drei Damen vom Grill (1977), Der Trinker (1995) and Der Hauptmann von Köpenick (1997). He was married to Susanne Hsiao, Chariklia Baxevanos and Sybil Werden. He died on April 1, 2005 in Rüdersdorf bei Berlin, Brandenburg, Germany.

Spouse (3)

Susanne Hsiao (8 April 1971 - 1 April 2005) (his death) (1 child)
Chariklia Baxevanos (1963 - 1971) (divorced)
Sybil Werden (1953 - 1962) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (7)

One of Germany's most famous singers and actors. The tabloids considered him as "Germany's Frank Sinatra", and his most famous song was the German version of "I Did It My Way".
Spoke openly about his affairs and problems with alcoholism. After another breakdown in 2000, he suffered from mental derangement and lived in a nursing home until his death.
Grew up in Wedding, a working-class district in Berlin, as son of a policeman.
Had two children with Sybil Werden, Barbara (born 1953, died 1955) and Peer (born 1956), and a son with his third wife Susanne, Oliver (born 1972).
Is buried in the Waldfriedhof Dahlem in Berlin.
Made his debut as a theatrical director in 1969 in Munich.
Interrupted medical studies to take first acting lessons under Marliese Ludwig. Came to the fore on stage with the Freie Volksbuehne in Berlin, 1950-55.

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