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Date of Birth 19 October 1905Berlin, Germany
Date of Death 10 July 1983West Berlin, West Germany

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Wolfgang Lukschy was born on October 19, 1905 in Berlin, Germany. He was an actor and director, known for A Fistful of Dollars (1964), Die Frau meiner Träume (1944) and Dead Eyes of London (1961). He was married to Viktoria von Schack-Lukschy. He died on July 10, 1983 in West Berlin, West Germany.

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Viktoria von Schack-Lukschy (? - 10 July 1983) (his death) (3 children)

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He was the German dubbing voice of Gary Cooper, Humphrey Bogart, 'Robert Mitchum', among many others.
Lukschy survived by his sons Wolfgang, Stefan and Mathias-Michael. Stefan Lukschy is a director.
German stage, screen and radio actor trained under Paul Bildt in 1928. Began his career as a process engraver. On screen, usually as mannered, elegantly attired villains, military figures or professional men.
Appeared in more than 500 performances as Professor Higgins in "My Fair Lady".
Besides his activity as and actor he also dubbed some American actors like Gregory Peck, Gary Cooper, James Mason, Stewart Granger, Walter Matthau and John Wayne.
He also became popular to a younger audience in the 60's with the movies "Die toten Augen von London" (1961), "Scotland Yard jagt Dr. Mabuse" (19 63), and the international film productions, e.g. "The Longest Day" (1962),and "The Dirty Game" (1965).
Possibly his most noted performances worldwide were his roles as Alfred Jodl in the 1962 American war film The Longest Day and as John Baxter in Sergio Leone's 1964 production A Fistful of Dollars alongside Clint Eastwood and Gian Maria Volontè.
His career dropped off in the 70's and he was normally active in TV productions but also appeared in some feature movies.
The actor Wolfgang Lukschy learned his acting trade by Paul Bildt and made his stage debut at the Volksbühne in Berlin. In the next years he worked in Stuttgart, München, Hannover and finally Berlin again.
His height followed after the war and he took part in many popular movies of the 50's and 60's.

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