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Born in Munich, Germany
Died in West Berlin, West Germany

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Ernst Stahl-Nachbaur was born on March 6, 1886 in Munich, Germany. He was an actor and director, known for M (1931), Satanas (1920) and Eugen Onegin (1919). He was married to Carola Toelle. He died on May 13, 1960 in West Berlin, West Germany.

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Carola Toelle (? - 28 January 1958) ( her death)

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Became an actor against the wishes of his attorney father who had him slated for an officer's career. Began on stage in 1905 in youthful romantic leads, often under the direction of Max Reinhardt or Erwin Piscator. A pioneer of early radio broadcasts in Berlin during the 1920's, later active in voice-over work. Prolific stage and screen actor, his roles ranging from high ranking military brass to nobility, senior physicians, judges and barristers. From 1945, acclaimed as one of the leading theatre directors in Berlin ("Theater am Kurfürstendamm", "Hebbel-Theater", "Renaissance-Theater", "Schlosspark Theater", "Freien Volksbühne").
In the talkies followed other interesting parts for well-known productions like "Boykott" (1930), Fritz Lang's classic "M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder" (1931) and "Der Kongress tanzt" (1931).
Ernst Stahl-Nachbaur was married in second marriage with the actress Carola Toelle (1893-1958).
The actor Ernst Stahl-Nachbaur attended a cadet school before he went to the theater.
Thanks to the actor Albert Steinrück he finally got an engagement at the "Münchner Kammerspiele", it followed engagements in Vienna and Berlin.
The German film business was shattered after the war, only slow new productions came off. Ernst Stahl-Nachbaur impersonated in these years among others a role in the important post-war movie "Die Mörder sind unter uns" (1946).
In the 50's the film offers increased again and he appeared in movies like "Rittmeister Wronski" (1954), "Canaris" (1954), "Der Hauptmann und sein Held" (1955) and "Schinderhannes" (1957).
Ernst Stahl Nachbaur played only in few movies during the wartime.
He directed his only movie called "Der siebente Tag" in 1921.
He made his film-debut with the movie "Das Geschlecht der Schelme" (17). But the theater still was the focal point in his career in the period following.

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