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Born in Nowawes, Germany
Died in Heppenheim, Hesse, Germany

Mini Bio (1)

Hans Richter was born on January 12, 1919 in Nowawes, Germany. He was an actor and director, known for Die Feuerzangenbowle (1944), Vatertag (1955) and Hurra - die Firma hat ein Kind (1956). He was married to Ingeborg Bieber. He died on October 5, 2008 in Heppenheim, Hesse, Germany.

Spouse (1)

Ingeborg Bieber (1945 - 5 October 2008) (his death) (2 children)

Trivia (13)

Began his screen career as a child actor.
Performed primarily on stage from the late 1950s and was the founder and director of a theatrical company in Heppenheim, Germany from 1984.
Studied acting under Albert Florath.
The first child star of German sound films, celebrated for his role in Emil und die Detektive (1931). He remained essentially typecast for the remainder of his career, unable to shake his image as the perpetual freckle-faced schoolboy. His later roles often saw him as chauffeurs, newspaper sellers, hairdressers or elevator operators.
Not to be confused with the director Hans Richter.
When the actor Hans Richter impersonated the role of the "Fliegender Hirsch" in the movie "Emil und die Detektive" (1931), it was the beginning of a incomparable film career. He conquered the big screen as a snotty and freckled youth with Berliner tongue in no time.
He achieved a popularity in the 30's which was only granted to few actors.
The effort to establish Hans Richter and Rudolf Carl as a comedian duo failed - there came only two movies into being called "Knall und Fall als Hochstapler" (1952) and "Knall und Fall als Detektive" (1954).
After the war he continued his career at the end of the 40's and in the 50's followed a busy decade in which he acted in many movies with a regional background and entertainment movies. But these movies meant only seldom a real challenge for Hans Richter.
His film activities during wartime dropped off visibly.
After his supporting role as a lazy schoolboy in Die Feuerzangenbowle (1944), Richter got drafted into the German Wehrmacht and was also in war imprisonment for some time.
In 1974, he founded the Festspiele Heppenheim, a summer theatre, in which he worked as an actor/director/producer until his retirement in the 1990s.
He was awarded with the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 1983.

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