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Johannes Mario Simmel (1924–2009)

Johannes Mario Simmel was born on April 7, 1924 in Vienna, Austria. He was a writer and actor, known for Es muß nicht immer Kaviar sein (1961), And Jimmy Went to the Rainbow's Foot (1971) and The Stuff That Dreams Are Made of (1972). He died on January 1, 2009 in Lucerne, Switzerland. See full bio »


(age 84) in Lucerne, Switzerland

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 2011 Niemand ist eine Insel (TV Movie) (novel)
 2010 Liebe ist nur ein Wort (TV Movie) (novel)
 2008 Gott schützt die Liebenden (TV Movie) (novel)
 2008 And Jimmy Went to the Rainbow (TV Movie) (novel)
 1990 Mit den Clowns kamen die Tränen (TV Mini-Series) (novel)
 1983 Mich wundert, daß ich so fröhlich bin (TV Movie) (novel)
 1983 The Roaring Fifties (novel "Hurra, wir leben noch")
 1977 Es muß nicht immer Kaviar sein (TV Series) (novel - 13 episodes)
- Schwarzmarktgeschäfte (1977) ... (novel)
- Nachtigall 17 ruft (1977) ... (novel)
- Nummer Sieben (1977) ... (novel)
- Die ganz feine Tour (1977) ... (novel)
- Chantal (1977) ... (novel)
 1976 Dear Fatherland Be at Peace (novel "Lieb Vaterland magst ruhig sein")
 1975 To the Bitter End (novel)
 1971 Love Is Only a Word (novel)
 1963 Der Schulfreund (TV Movie) (play)
 1961 The Nina B. Affair (novel)
 1960 The Magnificent Rogue (novel)
 1960 Gerichtet bei Nacht (TV Movie) (story)
 1960 My School Chum (play "Der Schulfreund" - as J.M. Simmel)
 1959 Marili (writer)
 1958 Stefanie (writer)
 1958 Escape from Sahara (writer)
 1957 Under 18
 1955 Hotel Adlon (screenplay)
 1954 Die Hexe
 1954 Cabaret
 1953 Tagebuch einer Verliebten (writer)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Children's book: "Wenn das nur gut geht, Paul". Ein aufregendes Abeneuer. München, Berlin, West Germany: Weiss. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 1 Article | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

J.M. Simmel

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His books regularly topped German bestseller lists before Nobel laureates such as Günter Grass and Heinrich Böll. Many of them were translated into other languages. See more »

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