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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 14 June 1907Essen, Germany
Date of Death 14 November 1971Munich, Bavaria, West Germany  (heart attack)
Birth NamePaul Karl Heinrich Klinksik

Mini Bio (1)

Paul Klinger was born on June 14, 1907 in Essen, Germany as Paul Karl Heinrich Klinksik. He was an actor, known for Marriage in the Shadows (1947), Punktchen and Anton (1953) and Kommissar Brahm (1967). He was married to Karin Andersen and Hildegard Wolf. He died on November 14, 1971 in Munich, Bavaria, West Germany.

Spouse (2)

Karin Andersen (1954 - 14 November 1971) (his death) (2 children)
Hildegard Wolf (1936 - 1945) (divorced) (1 child)

Trade Mark (2)

When playing secondary characters (without pushing himself to the fore), he is usually the scene stealer.
Usually acted in films that were ahead of their time, touched more serious, at times even universal topics.

Trivia (7)

He was the German voice of David Niven and Cary Grant.
Interred in Söcking near Starnberg, Bavaria, Germany.
Children with Karin Andersen - daughter Christine (born 1953) and son Michael (born 1958).
At high school, as well as at the Technical University in Munich, one of his classmates was the renowned director Helmut Käutner.
German leading actor, the son of a civil engineer. On stage in Koblenz from 1929, he began in films in 1933. He was best known for starring in The Golden City (1942) and Marriage in the Shadows (1947). Klinger continued on successfully through the 1950's and 60's, giving prodigious performances in radio dramas and on television. His screen personae tended to be men of integrity, whether as romantic heroes, faithful husbands or kindly teachers.
Paul Klinger normally worked for television in the 60's, beside it his voice became well-known as a synchrone speaker of Bing Crosby, Jean Gabin, Stewart Granger and William Holden.
He played his first role at a theater in 1929. His breakthrough came with his engagement at the Deutsches Theater Berlin where he impersonated youthful heroes.

Personal Quotes (1)

For an actor, I am actually way too unemotional.

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