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Hans Steinke (1893–1971)

Hans Hermann Steinke was born on February 22, 1893 in Stettin, Germany. The son of a butcher, Steinke served as a private in the German Army during the First World War. Following his tour of duty, Hans went on to become an extremely powerful and formidable professional wrestler known as The German Oak. Steinke moved to the United States in 1923. ... See full bio »


(age 78) in Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Known For

Island of Lost Souls
The Buccaneer
The Buccaneer Tarsus
A Wrestler's Bride
A Wrestler's Bride Otto - Wrestling Champion
Once in a Blue Moon
Once in a Blue Moon Count Bulba


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 1937 Nothing Sacred
Wrestler (uncredited)
 1935 People Will Talk
Strangler Martin
 1935 Once in a Blue Moon
Count Bulba
 1933 Sweet Cookie (Short)
 1933 A Wrestler's Bride (Short)
Otto - Wrestling Champion
 1932 Island of Lost Souls
 1932 Deception
Ivan Stanislaus

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6' 3" (1.91 m)

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Professional wrestler in 1920s.


The German Oak

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