Gert Fröbe (1913–1988)


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Tall, portly built German born actor (and talented violinist) who notched up over 100 film appearances, predominantly in German-language productions. He will forever be remembered by Western audiences as the bombastic megalomaniac "Auric Goldfinger" trying to kill Sean Connery and irradiate the vast US gold reserves within Fort Knox in the ... See full bio »

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Known For

Goldfinger Goldfinger
(1964)
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Baron Bomburst
(1968)
Is Paris Burning? General Dietrich von Choltitz
(1966)

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 1989 The Black Forest Clinic (TV Series)
Theodor Katz
- Hochzeit mit Hindernissen (1989) ... Theodor Katz
 1986-1987 The Little Vampire (TV Series)
Detective Gurrmeyer
- Kein Abschied ist für immer (1987) ... Detective Gurrmeyer
- Transportprobleme (1987) ... Detective Gurrmeyer
- Geiermeier ist überall (1987) ... Detective Gurrmeyer
- Das große Fest der Vampire (1987) ... Detective Gurrmeyer
- Unruhe im Keller (1987) ... Detective Gurrmeyer
 1985 Alte Sünden rosten nicht (TV Movie)
Konsul Heimann
 1984 August der Starke (TV Movie)
August der Starke
 1983 Der Raub der Sabinerinnen (TV Movie)
Emanuel Striese
 1983 Der Garten (TV Movie)
Mr. Hayward
 1981 Banovic Strahinja
Jug Bogdan
 1981 Ein sturer Bock (TV Movie)
 1980 The Umbrella Coup
Otto Krampe, dit La Baleine (as Gert Froebe)
 1979 Bloodline
Inspector Max Hornung
 1979 Noch 'ne Oper (TV Movie)
Mann auf der Straße
 1978 Der Tiefstapler
Felix von Korn
 1978 Der Schimmelreiter
Tede Volkerts (Deichgraf)
 1977 Death or Freedom
Graf von Buttlar
 1977 The Serpent's Egg
Inspector Bauer (as Gert Froebe)
 1977 Das Gesetz des Clans
Philip Brown
 1976 Sonntagsgeschichten (TV Movie)
Gastwirt
 1976 Death Rite
Vestar
 1975 Mein Onkel Theodor oder Wie man viel Geld im Schlaf verdient
Traugott Wurster / Theodor Wurster
 1975 Doctor Justice
Max Orwall / Georges Orwall (as Gert Froebe)
 1975 The Man Without a Face (TV Mini-Series)
Le commissaire Sorbier
- Le secret des Templiers (1975) ... Le commissaire Sorbier (as Gert Froebe)
- Le rapt (1975) ... Le commissaire Sorbier (as Gert Froebe, credit only)
- Le sang accusateur (1975) ... Le commissaire Sorbier (as Gert Froebe)
- La marche des spectres (1975) ... Le commissaire Sorbier (as Gert Froebe)
- La mort qui rampait sur les toits (1975) ... Le commissaire Sorbier (as Gert Froebe)
 1974 Histoires insolites (TV Series)
Joseph
- Parcelle brillante (1974) ... Joseph
 1974 Shadowman
Le commissaire Sorbier (as Gert Froebe)
 1974 Ten Little Indians
Blore (as Gert Froebe)
 1974 Der Räuber Hotzenplotz
Der Räuber Hotzenplotz
 1973 Ludwig
Father Hoffman
 1971 $
Mr. Kessel
 1969 Those Daring Young Men in Their Jaunty Jalopies
Willi Schickel / Horst Müller (as Gert Frobe)
 1968 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Baron Bomburst (as Gert Frobe)
 1968 Dear Caroline
Le docteur Belhomme (as Gert Froebe)
 1967 Those Fantastic Flying Fools
Professor von Bulow (as Gert Frobe)
 1967 I Killed Rasputin
Rasputin (as Gert Froebe)
 1966 Triple Cross
Colonel Steinhager (as Gert Froebe)
 1966 Is Paris Burning?
General Dietrich von Choltitz (as Gert Froebe)
 1966 Crook's Honor
Paul
 1966 The Upper Hand
Walter (as Gert Froebe)
 1965 Who Wants to Sleep?
Emil Claasen
 1965 A High Wind in Jamaica
Dutch Captain (as Gert Frobe)
 1964 Goldfinger
Goldfinger (as Gert Frobe)
 1964 Backfire
Karl Fehrman
 1964 Tonio Kröger
Policeman Peterson
 1964 Greed in the Sun
Castagliano dit 'La betterave' (as Gert Froebe)
 1963 Banana Peel
Raymond Lachard
 1963 Three Penny Opera
J.J. Peachum
 1963 The Golden Patsy
Alfred Paulsen
 1963 Enough Rope
Melchior Kimmel
 1962 The Longest Day
Sgt. Kaffekanne
 1962 The Terror of Doctor Mabuse
Kriminalkommissar Lohmann
 1962 Redhead
Kramer
 1961 Auf Wiedersehen
Angelo Pirrone
 1961 The Return of Dr. Mabuse
Kommissar Lohmann
 1961 Via Mala
Jonas Lauretz
 1961 Der grüne Bogenschütze
Abel Bellamy
 1960 Crook and the Cross
Paul Wittkowski
 1960 Until Money Departs You
Jupp Grapsch
 1960 The 1,000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse
Kriminalkommissar Kras
 1960 Headquarters State Secret
Der Chef
 1960 Between Love and Duty
Le général (as Gert Froebe)
 1960 The High Life
Docteur Kölling
 1959 Alt Heidelberg
Dr. Jüttner
 1959 Der Schatz vom Toplitzsee
Johannes Grohmann (alias Dr. Brand)
 1959 The Day It Rained
Dr. Albert Maurer
 1959 Grand Hotel
Generaldirektor Preysing
 1959 Duel with Death
Dag sen.
 1959 Jons und Erdme
Smailus, ehem. russischer Matrose
 1959 Twelve Hours by the Clock
Blanche
 1959 Prisoner of the Volga
Professor
 1958 Das Mädchen mit den Katzenaugen
Tessmann' Katja's Father
 1958 The Crammer
Freddy Blei
 1958 Grabenplatz 17
Titu Goritsch
 1958 Rosemary
Bruster
 1958 Wet Asphalt
Jupp
 1958 Not Delivered
Hans (as Gert Froebe)
 1957 Das Herz von St. Pauli
Jabowski
 1957 Charmants Garçons
Edmond Petersen (as Gert Froebe)
 1957 The Mad Bomberg
Kommerzienrat Gustav-Eberhard Mühlberg
 1957 He Who Must Die
Patriarcheas (as Gert Froebe)
 1957 The Girl and the Legend
Mr. Gillis
 1957 Typhoon Over Nagasaki
Ritter
 1956 Waldwinter
Gerstenberg
 1956 Ein Herz schlägt für Erika
Heubacher
 1956 The Girl from Flanders
Rittmeister Kupfer
 1955 Das Forsthaus in Tirol
Bäuerle, Kaufmann
 1955 Heroes and Sinners
Hermann (as Gert Froebe)
 1955 Confidential Report
First Policeman - Munich (as Gert Frobe)
 1955 Ich weiß, wofür ich lebe
Pfeifer, Inspektor Jugendfürsorge
 1955 Der dunkle Stern
Deltorri
 1955 Special Delivery
Olaf
 1954 The Eternal Waltz
Gawrinoff
 1954 A Double Life
Mittelmeier
 1954 They Were So Young
Lobos
 1954 Morgengrauen
Bit part
 1954 The Little Town Will Go to Sleep
Oskar Blume - Gelegenheitsarbeiter
 1953 Hochzeit auf Reisen
Herr Mengwasser
 1953 Arlette erobert Paris
Manager Edmond Duval
 1953 Die vertagte Hochzeitsnacht
Gondoliere
 1953 A Heart's Foul Play
Briefüberbringer
 1953 Salto Mortale
Jan
 1953 Man on a Tightrope
Police Agent (uncredited)
 1952 Der Tag vor der Hochzeit
Rundfunkreporter
 1951 Decision Before Dawn
German Corporal - Nuremberg Control Point (uncredited)
 1950 Die Kreuzlschreiber
Lustiger Bauernbursche (uncredited)
 1949 Nach Regen scheint Sonne
Konstantin
 1948 The Berliner
Otto Normalverbraucher
 1948 Der Herr vom andern Stern
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Provides his own dubbing in the French post-synchronized version of Guy Hamilton's Goldfinger (1964).

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 5 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Gert Frobe | Gert Froebe

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I am a big man, and I have a laugh to match my size. The ridiculous thing is that since I played "Goldfinger" in the James Bond film (Goldfinger (1964)) there are some people who still insist on seeing me as a cold, ruthless villain - a man without laughs. See more »

Trivia:

Had two sons, Utz (with Clara Peter) and Andreas Seyferth (son of Tatjana Iwanow, adopted by Fröbe in 1969), and one daughter, Beate Fröbe (daughter of his last wife Karin Pistorius, adopted by Fröbe in 1978). See more »

Trademark:

His iconic role as Auric Goldfinger in the James Bond 007 film Goldfinger (1964).

Star Sign:

Pisces

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