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Willy A. Kleinau (1907–1957)

Willy A. Kleinau was born on November 12, 1907 in Mühlhausen, Germany. He was an actor, known for Zar und Zimmermann (1956), The Captain from Köpenick (1956) and The Axe of Wandsbek (1951). He died on October 18, 1957 in Merseburg, East Germany. See full bio »

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Known For

Zar und Zimmermann
Zar und Zimmermann van Bett, Bürgermeister von Saardam
The Captain from Köpenick
The Captain from Köpenick Friedrich Hoprecht
The Axe of Wandsbek
The Axe of Wandsbek SS-Standartenführer Hans Peter Footh
The Blue Swords
The Blue Swords August der Starke


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 1959 Reifender Sommer
Erich Kattner
 1957 Die Schönste
Alexander Berndorf
 1957 Frühling in Berlin
Grieche aus Los Angeles
 1957 Spielbank-Affäre
 1957 Tempestuous Love
Friedrich Eichler
 1956 Was die Schwalbe sang
Forester Mahnke
 1956 Mein Bruder Josua
Mathias Bruckner
 1956 The Captain from Köpenick
Friedrich Hoprecht
 1956/II Das Konzert (TV Movie)
Gustav Heink, Pianist
 1956 Zar und Zimmermann
van Bett, Bürgermeister von Saardam
 1956 Waldwinter
Verwalter Stengel
 1956 Das Bad auf der Tenne
Müllermeister Klas (as W.A. Kleinau)
 1955 Liebe, Tanz und 1000 Schlager
Luigi (as Willi A. Kleinau)
 1955 Ein Polterabend
 1955 Das Fräulein von Scuderi
René Cardillac
 1955 Der Teufel vom Mühlenberg
 1954 Carola Lamberti - Eine vom Zirkus
 1954 Gefährliche Fracht
Tetje Köhlermann
 1954 Kein Hüsung
Oll Daniel
 1953 Die Unbesiegbaren
Herr Schulz
 1952 Schatten über den Inseln
Bassen Brause
 1952 Karriere in Paris
 1952 Story of a Young Couple
Dr. Ulrich Plisch
 1951 The Axe of Wandsbek
SS-Standartenführer Hans Peter Footh
 1950 Hafenmelodie (as Willy Kleinau)
 1950 Der Rat der Götter
Mr. Lawson, of Standard Oil Co.
 1949 The Blue Swords
August der Starke

Personal Details

Alternate Names:

W.A. Kleinau | Willi A. Kleinau | Willy Kleinau

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German character actor, trained under Louise Dumont, on stage from 1932. Member of the Berliner Ensemble and the Deutsches Theater Ostberlin. Appeared in both West German and Defa films during the 1950's, noted for his versatility in diverse characterisations, ranging from sentimental to brutal, from comedic to cynical. Died from the consequences of a car crash.

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