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Born in Dresden, Germany
Died in Munich, Bavaria, West Germany  (esophageal cancer)
Birth NameEmil Erich Kästner

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Erich Kästner was born on February 23, 1899 in Dresden, Germany as Emil Erich Kästner. He was a writer and actor, known for The Parent Trap (1998), Das doppelte Lottchen (1950) and Emil und die Detektive (1931). He died on July 29, 1974 in Munich, Bavaria, West Germany.

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German poet and writer, not to be mixed with his name-twin Erich Kästner (1911-2005) the award winning camera design pioneer
Gained a doctorate in German history and literature from the University of Leipzig in 1925. He helped finance his studies by part-time work as a journalist and drama critic for the 'Neue Leipziger Zeitung'.
Poet, satirist, screenwriter and author of children's books, the son of a saddle maker. His best-known works were the oft-filmed "Emil and the Detectives" and "The Parent Trap".
Served in an artillery company in World War I. His experiences during that time made him a staunch pacifist for the rest of his life.

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