|Born||in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, Germany|
|Died||in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany (stomach cancer)|
|Birth Name||Michael Andreas Helmuth Ende|
Mini Bio (1)
Born 1929 in Germany as son of a surrealist painter who was banned by the Nazis in 1936. Went to Waldorf-school and deserted when he was called to the army at age of 16 in 1945. After the war he became an actor, critic and finally writer. His first big success was the children's book "Jim Knopf und Lukas der Lokomotivfuehrer" (Jim Knopf and Lukas the Engine-driver). Although he got much praise and many awards he remained modest, almost shy, preferring his fantasy world but still keeping an eye on the real world in his stories.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>