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Erich Kästner (1899–1974)

Erich Kästner was born on February 23, 1899 in Dresden, Saxony, Germany as Emil Erich Kästner. He was a writer and actor, known for The Parent Trap (1998), The Parent Trap (1961) and Das doppelte Lottchen (1950). He died on July 29, 1974 in Munich, Germany. See full bio »


(age 75) in Munich, Germany

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The Parent Trap
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Das doppelte Lottchen


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 2017 Das doppelte Lottchen (TV Movie) (novel)
 2010 Konferenz der Tiere (book)
 2008 Lyrical Medicine Chest (Short) (book)
 2007 Das doppelte Lottchen (novel)
 2001 Emil und die Detektive (novel)
 1999 Annaluise & Anton (novel)
 1998 The Parent Trap (book "Das Doppelte Lottchen")
 1995 Khaharan-e gharib (novel)
 1995 Shakh-e gav (novel)
 1994 Charlie & Louise - Das doppelte Lottchen (novel "Das doppelte Lottchen")
 1989 Die verschwundene Miniatur (TV Movie) (novel)
 1989 Parent Trap: Hawaiian Honeymoon (TV Movie) (book "Das doppelte Lottchen")
 1989 Parent Trap III (TV Movie) (novel "Das doppelte Lottchen" - as Eric Kästner)
 1986 The Parent Trap II (TV Movie) (book "Das Doppelie Longhen" - as Eric Kästner)
 1980 Emiler Goenda Bahini (novel)
 1980 Fabian (novel)
 1977 Mákszem Matyi (TV Movie)
  Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series) (novel - 2 episodes, 1966) (book "Das Doppelte Lottchen" - 1 episode, 1976)
- The Parent Trap (1976) ... (book "Das Doppelte Lottchen" - as Erich Kastner)
- Emil and the Detectives: Part 2 (1966) ... (novel)
- Emil and the Detectives: Part 1 (1966) ... (novel)
 1974 Drei Männer im Schnee (novel)
 1973 Verwandte sind auch Menschen (TV Movie) (play)
 1971 Seine Majestät Gustav Krause (TV Movie) (play - as Eberhard Foerster)
 1970 Die 13 Monate (TV Short)
 1969 Die Konferenz der Tiere (book)
 1969 Lieder-liches (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1964 Emil and the Detectives (novel - as Berthold Bürger)
 1963 Story Box (TV Series) (book - 1 episode)
- Emil and the Detectives (1963) ... (book)
 1963 Liebe will gelernt sein (play "Zu treuen Händen" - as Melchior Kurz) / (screenplay - as Melchior Kurz)
 1962 Peter Pan (TV Movie) (translation)
 1961 The Parent Trap (book "Das doppelte Lottchen")
 1960 Pünktchen und Anton (TV Movie)
 1957 Pega Ladrão (novel "Emil und die Detektiv")
 1957 Salzburger Geschichten (novel) / (screenplay)
 1956 Chiisana tantei tachi (story "Emil und die Detektive")
 1955 Drei Männer im Schnee (novel - uncredited) / (screenplay)
 1954 Emil und die Detektive (novel)
 1954 Flying Classroom (novel) / (screenplay)
 1953 Pünktchen und Anton (novel and play)
 1953 Twice Upon a Time (novel "Das Doppelte Lottchen")
 1952 Emil and the Detectives (TV Series) (novel "Emil und die Detektive" - 3 episodes)
- The Hotel in the Square (1952) ... (novel "Emil und die Detektive")
- Password 'Emil' (1952) ... (novel "Emil und die Detektive")
- The Man in the Bowler Hat (1952) ... (novel "Emil und die Detektive")
 1951 Hibari no komoriuta (novel)
 1950 Toscanito y los detectives (novel "Emil und die Detektive")
 1950 Das doppelte Lottchen (novel) / (screenplay)
 1943 Der kleine Grenzverkehr (novel "Georg und die Zwischenfälle") / (screenplay - as Berhold Bürger)
 1943 Ich vertraue Dir meine Frau an (uncredited)
 1943 The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (script & dialogue - uncredited)
 1942 Der Seniorchef (play "Seine Majestät Gustav Krause" - as Eberhard Foerster)
 1941 Nous les gosses (novel "Emil und die detektive" - uncredited)
 1940 Frau nach Maß (play - as Eberhard Foerster)
 1940 Verwandte sind auch Menschen (play - as Eberhard Foerster)
 1938 Paradise for Three (from a book by)
 1936 Stackars miljonärer (novel "Drei Männer im Schnee")
 1936 Tri muzi ve snehu (novel)
 1935 Emil and the Detectives (novel "Emil und die Detektive")
 1931 Emil und die Detektive (from the novel by) / (screenplay)
 1931 Das Ekel (uncredited)
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Other Works:

His play, "Emil and the Detectives," was produced by the People's National Theatre Production and was performed at the Vaudeville Theatre in London, England with Tony Wickham Jones, Cecil Trouncer, and Billy Thatcher in the cast. Henry Cass was director. See more »

Alternate Names:

Berhold Bürger | Berthold Bürger | Eberhard Foerster | Erich Kastner | Melchior Kurz | Eric Kästner

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Gained a doctorate in German history and literature from the University of Leipzig in 1925. He helped finance his studies by part-time work as a journalist and drama critic for the 'Neue Leipziger Zeitung'. See more »

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