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Date of Birth 11 October 1903Kiel, Germany
Date of Death 20 April 1981West Berlin, West Germany
Birth NameHans Albert Edmund Söhnker

Mini Bio (1)

Hans Söhnker was born on October 11, 1903 in Kiel, Germany as Hans Albert Edmund Söhnker. He was an actor, known for Film Without a Name (1948), Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace (1962) and Lokaltermin (1973). He was married to Ingeborg Knoche-Lücken and Charlotte Berlow. He died on April 20, 1981 in West Berlin, West Germany.

Spouse (2)

Ingeborg Knoche-Lücken (1959 - 20 April 1981) (his death)
Charlotte Berlow (1928 - ?) (divorced)

Trivia (6)

Granduncle of Anneke Kim Sarnau.
Was awarded Germany's Cross of Merit in 1973.
Son of a bookseller.
Made his stage debut at the Kieler Schauspielhaus in 1922.
Was on the Gestapo's black list in Nazi Germany because he often helped and hid Jews.
Debonair German leading actor and singer who started as an apprentice in a furniture warehouse. On screen, he was initially popular playing urbane bon vivants and heartthrobs in 1930's musical comedies and operettas. He re-emerged as a noted character star in post-war dramas like Film Without a Name (1948) and latterly made a name for himself in family-oriented television series. In 1977, he was awarded the Filmband in Gold for lifetime achievement.

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