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Berlin — Reports that the late German actor Horst Tappert, best known for his longtime role as dapper TV sleuth Stefan Derrick, served in a feared Nazi SS unit prompted at least one European broadcaster to announce Saturday that it would drop the show's reruns from its schedule.
Dutch TV station Max pulled reruns of the show, which was produced from 1974 to 1998, after daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung published documents Friday showing the actor had been in the SS during World War II.
"Derrick" was one of the most widely syndicated German TV shows, broadcast in over 100 countries including China, Australia, France and Norway.
"We are not going to honor an actor like this who has lied about his past," Dutch public broadcaster Nos quoted Max chairman Jan Slagter as saying.
Tappert had spoken of his wartime service as a medic in an interview 10 years before his death in 2008. But he didn't »
A father fights for survival as his two daughters nearly go deaf after the deadly Texas fertility plant explosion. Watch the chilling moment where this family struggles to make it through the blast.
Derrick Hurtt was filming the massive fire at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas with his young daughters Khloey, 12, and Kinley on the night of April 17 on his cell phone from their truck parked far away. Suddenly, the plant exploded — a blast that killed 15 and injured more than 100 — and the terrified family scrambled to find safety.
Texas Plant Explosion: Khloey Screams ‘Dad, I Can’t Hear’
Derrick and his daughters were watching the fire when the plant exploded — and the blast was so loud and massive, it rocked their truck and made his daughter Khloey temporarily lose her hearing. The family tried to scramble to safety while their cries and screams for help are still caught on camera. »
- Hollywood Life Staff
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