Death Place Matching "Zurich, Switzerland" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

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1. Peter van Eyck

Actor | The Longest Day

With his whitish blond crew-cut, slow, menacing drawl and Germanic manner, Van Eyck was destined to be typecast as stereotypically scowling, arrogant Nazi officers. This was ironic, because being an avowed anti-fascist, he had left Germany in 1931 -- two years before Adolf Hitler came to power. The...

2. H.R. Giger

Art Department | Alien

H.R. Giger was born on February 5, 1940 in Chur, Switzerland as Hans Rudolf Giger. He is known for his work on Alien (1979), Aliens (1986) and AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004). He was married to Carmen Maria Scheifele and Mia Bonzanigo. He died on May 12, 2014 in Zurich, Switzerland.

3. Albert Bassermann

Actor | Foreign Correspondent

Classically-trained actor, former chemist, whose formative years on the stage were spent in Bern (Switzerland) and, from 1909, the Deutsches Theater Berlin under Max Reinhardt's direction. Specialised in Shakespearean roles ('Richard III', 'Hamlet') and was a famous interpreter of the plays of ...

4. Melanie Thornton

Soundtrack | A Night at the Roxbury

Melanie Thornton was born on May 13, 1967 in Charleston, South Carolina, USA as Melanie Janene Thornton. She was married to Christian Thornton. She died on November 24, 2001 in Zurich, Switzerland.

5. James Joyce

Writer | The Dead

Joyce was born at 41 Brighton Square, Rathgar, Dublin, on 2 February 1882. His father invested unwisely, and the family's fortunes declined steadily. Joyce graduated from University College, Dublin, in 1902; he briefly studied medicine in Paris, but his mother's impending death brought him back to ...

6. Herbert Fux

Actor | The Three Musketeers

Herbert Fux was born on March 25, 1927 in Hallein, Salzburg, Austria. He was an actor and writer, known for The Three Musketeers (1993), Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar (1999) and Stockinger (1996). He was married to Edith. He died on March 13, 2007 in Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland.

7. Gustav Knuth

Actor | Sissi

Gustav Knuth was born on 7 July 1901 in Brunswick, Germany. After he received acting lessons from Casimir Paris, a well known actor at that time, he made his stage debut at the Stadttheater Heidelberg in 1918. Later, he played in Hamburg and also in Basel, Switzerland, but finally returned to ...

8. Ellen Widmann

Actress | M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder

Ellen Widmann was born on December 15, 1894 in Biel, Switzerland. She was an actress, known for M (1931), Der letzte Raum (1966) and Dällebach Kari (1970). She was married to Adolf Manz and Herbert Kuchenbuch. She died on October 22, 1985 in Zurich, Switzerland.

9. Thomas Mann

Writer | Le mirage

Thomas Mann was probably Germany's most influential author of the 20th century, receiving the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1929. Born on 6 June 1875 in Lübeck, his family moved to Munich in 1893, where he lived until 1933 and wrote some of his most successful novels like "Buddenbrocks" (1901), "...

10. Louis V. Arco

Actor | Sacco und Vanzetti

Louis V. Arco was born on July 24, 1899 in Baden, Austria-Hungary as Lutz Altschul. He was an actor, known for Sacco und Vanzetti (1927), Underground (1941) and Die Försterchristl (1931). He died on April 3, 1975 in Zurich, Switzerland.

11. Wolfgang Reichmann

Actor | Othello

Wolfgang Reichmann was born on January 7, 1932 in Beuthen, Upper Silesia, Germany. He was an actor and director, known for Othello (1968), Von Mäusen und Menschen (1968) and Es muß nicht immer Kaviar sein (1961). He died on May 7, 1991 in Waltalingen, Zurich, Switzerland.

12. Johnny Winter

Soundtrack | The Accused

Johnny Winter was born on February 23, 1944 in Beaumont, Texas, USA as John Dawson Winter III. He was married to Susan Warford. He died on July 16, 2014 in Zurich, Switzerland.

13. Carl Gustav Jung

Self | Approaches to the Psychology of Personality: Film No. 8 - Summary and Historical Development of Major Ideas

Carl Gustav Jung was born in Kessewil, Switzerland, on July 26, 1875. His father Paul was a rural preacher, and began to teach his son Latin when Carl was six years old, stoking his interest in language and literature (Jung was later able to read most European languages and several ancient ones, ...

14. Natasha Lytess

Actress | Once Upon a Honeymoon

Natasha Lytess was born on May 16, 1911 in Ekaterinoslav, Yekaterinoslav Governorate, Russian Empire as Natalie Postmann. She was an actress and writer, known for Once Upon a Honeymoon (1942), The House on Telegraph Hill (1951) and Comrade X (1940). She died on May 12, 1963 in Zurich, Switzerland.

15. Willy Birgel

Actor | Agent 505 - Todesfalle Beirut

Willy Birgel was born on September 19, 1891 in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany as Wilhelm Maria Birgel. He was an actor and director, known for Agent 505 - Todesfalle Beirut (1966), Final Accord (1936) and To New Shores (1937). He was married to Charlotte Michael and Carola Cajetan. He ...

16. Heidemarie Hatheyer

Actress | Martha Jellneck

Heidemarie Hatheyer was an Austrian actress, singer and cabaret artist. She was born in Villach, Carinthia, Austria. After finishing high school she started to be a journalist but went instead to Vienna to play at the cabaret "Atelier am Naschmarkt". In 1936 she had her first stage engagement at ...

17. Maria Becker

Actress | Mary Stuart

Maria Becker was born on January 28, 1920 in Berlin, Germany. She was an actress, known for Mary Stuart (1974), Ein Monat auf dem Lande (1960) and Ein Glas Wasser (1977). She was married to Robert Freitag. She died on September 5, 2012 in Uster, Kanton Zürich, Switzerland.

18. Fritz Schulz

Director | Ende schlecht, alles gut

Fritz Schulz was born on April 25, 1896 in Karlsbad, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary. He was an actor and director, known for Ende schlecht, alles gut (1934), Gruß und Kuß aus der Wachau (1950) and Duty Is Duty (1931). He was married to Ágnes Eszterházy. He died on May 9, 1972 in Zurich, ...

19. Heinrich Gretler

Actor | Es geschah am hellichten Tag

Heinrich Gretler was born on October 1, 1897 in Zürich-Hottingen, Switzerland. He was an actor, known for It Happened in Broad Daylight (1958), Heidi (1952) and ...und ewig knallen die Räuber (1962). He was married to Marion Wünsche. He died on September 30, 1977 in Zürich-Hottingen.

20. Anne-Marie Blanc

Actress | Die Manns - Ein Jahrhundertroman

Anne-Marie Blanc was born on September 2, 1919 in Vevey, Vaud, Switzerland. She was an actress, known for Die Manns - Ein Jahrhundertroman (2001), Der Gefangene der Botschaft (1964) and Mit siebzehn beginnt das Leben (1953). She was married to Heinrich Fueter. She died on February 5, 2009 in Zurich...

21. Eddie Rickenbacker

Writer | Ace Drummond

Eddie Rickenbacker was born on October 8, 1890 in Columbus, Ohio, USA as Edward Rickenbacker. He was a writer, known for Ace Drummond (1936), Flying with Arthur Godfrey (1953) and Mutual Weekly, No. 103 (1916). He was married to Adelaide Frost Durant. He died on July 23, 1973 in Zurich, Switzerland.

22. Fred Haltiner

Actor | Le Mans

Fred Haltiner was born on December 15, 1936 in Rhäzüns, Graubünden, Switzerland. He was an actor, known for Le Mans (1971), Lawinenpatrouille (1973) and Hannibal Brooks (1969). He died on December 7, 1973 in Zurich, Switzerland.

23. Wolfgang Hess


Wolfgang Hess was born on September 1, 1937. He is known for his work on Fitzcarraldo (1982), Felidae (1994) and Making Contact (1985). He died on April 27, 2016 in Zürich, Switzerland.

24. Johanna Spyri

Writer | Heidi

Her two-part novel "Heidi" (1881) is the most-successful German-language book of all time, selling over 50 million copies, and translated into 50 languages.

25. Mathias Wieman

Actor | Non credo più all'amore (La paura)

Mathias was born on June 23, 1902. During his long career Mathias starred in more than 50 films and was a veteran of countless stage roles specializing in portrayals of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Dr. Faust. Of his films, one of the more famous he starred in was the Leni Riefenstahl directed The ...

26. Walter Baumgartner

Composer | Das Frauenhaus

Composer, conductor, jazz musician (he played both piano and trombone), and arranger Walter Ernst Baumgartner was born on November 16, 1904 in Sevelen, Kanton St. Gallen, Switzerland. Walter founded the swing band the Magnolians in 1934. Baumgartner worked for a while as an arranger and was the ...

27. Max Frisch

Writer | SOS Gletscherpilot

Max Frisch was born on May 15, 1911 in Zurich, Switzerland as Max Rudolf Frisch. He was a writer, known for SOS Gletscherpilot (1959), Das Unglück (1976) and Voyager (1991). He was married to Marianne Oellers and Gertrude Anna Constanze von Meyenburg. He died on April 4, 1991 in Zurich.

28. Otto Klemperer

Soundtrack | The Darjeeling Limited

Otto Klemperer was born on May 14, 1885 in Breslau, Silesia, Germany as Otto Nossan Klemperer. He is known for his work on The Darjeeling Limited (2007), Onegin (1999) and Alligator Eyes (1990). He was married to Johanna Klemperer. He died on July 6, 1973 in Zurich, Switzerland.

29. Felix Salten

Writer | Bambi

Felix Salten was born on September 6, 1869 in Pest, Hungary as Siegmund Salzmann. He was a writer and director, known for Bambi (1942), Arm wie eine Kirchenmaus (1931) and Der Narr des Schicksals (1915). He was married to Ottilie Metzl. He died on October 8, 1945 in Zurich, Switzerland.

30. Mathias Gnädinger

Actor | Der Untergang

Mathias Gnädinger was born on March 25, 1941 in Ramsen, Kanton Schaffhausen, Switzerland. He was an actor, known for Downfall (2004), Der grosse Sommer (2016) and Ricordare Anna (2004). He was married to Ursula Zarotti. He died on April 3, 2015 in Zürich, Switzerland.

31. Max Haufler

Director | Menschen, die vorüberziehen

Max Haufler (1910-1965), who was not only one of the most famous Swiss actors, but also the first Swiss actor to be engaged in Hollywood, was born in Basel and originally trained as a painter. From 1936, he performed as an actor on stage and in film and gave already in 1938 his directorial debut ...

32. Ella Büchi

Actress | Faust

Ella Büchi was born on February 25, 1929 in Dübendorf, Zurich, Switzerland. She was an actress, known for Faust (1960), Hinter den sieben Gleisen (1959) and Der Kommissar (1969). She was married to Richard Münch. She died on December 5, 1999 in Zürich, Switzerland.

33. Max Werner Lenz

Actor | Bieder der Flieger

Max Werner Lenz was born on October 7, 1887 in Kreuzlingen, Kanton Thurgau, Switzerland as Max Werner Russenberger. He was an actor and writer, known for Bieder der Flieger (1941), It Happened in Broad Daylight (1958) and Die liebestollen Baronessen (1970). He died on October 31, 1973 in ...

34. Peter Arens

Actor | Der letzte Sommer

Peter Arens was born on February 18, 1928 in Freiburg, Germany. He was an actor, known for The Last Summer (1954), Die Troerinnen des Euripides (1959) and Die Häuser des Herrn Sartorius (1965). He was married to Margrit Ensinger. He died on August 25, 2015 in Stäfa, Zurich, Switzerland.

35. Peter Brogle

Actor | Der Spielverderber - Das kurze, verstörte Leben des Kaspar Hauser

Peter Brogle was born on June 22, 1933 in Basel, Switzerland. He was an actor, known for Der Spielverderber - Das kurze, verstörte Leben des Kaspar Hauser (1965), Lebenszeichen (1968) and Polizischt Wäckerli (1956). He died on March 27, 2006 in Zürich, Switzerland.

36. Robert Blum

Composer | Uli, der Knecht

Swiss composer, conductor and teacher. Studied music in Berlin, then returned to Switzerland where he taught music from 1943 to 1976.

37. Alfred Weidenmann

Director | Canaris

Alfred Weidenmann was born on May 10, 1916 in Stuttgart, Germany. He was a director and writer, known for Deadly Decision (1954), Only a Woman (1962) and Verdammt zur Sünde (1964). He died on June 9, 2000 in Zürich, Switzerland.

38. Erika Mann

Writer | Königliche Hoheit

Erika Mann was born on November 9, 1905 in Munich, Germany. She was a writer and actress, known for Königliche Hoheit (1953), Confessions of Felix Krull (1957) and Peter Voss, der Millionendieb (1932). She was married to W.H. Auden and Gustaf Gründgens. She died on August 27, 1969 in Zurich, ...

39. Robert C. Solomon

Actor | Waking Life

Robert C. Solomon was born on September 14, 1942 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He was an actor, known for Waking Life (2001), The Examined Life (1998) and The Nature of Existence (2010). He died on January 2, 2007 in Zurich, Switzerland.

40. Konrad Toenz

Self | Aktenzeichen XY... ungelöst!

Konrad Toenz was married to Elsbeth. He died on February 22, 2015 in Zürich, Switzerland.

41. Margot Medicus

Actress | Derrick

Margot Medicus was born on March 2, 1940 in Vienna, Austria. She was an actress, known for Derrick (1974), Autofahrer unterwegs (1961) and Les aventures du capitaine Luckner (1971). She was married to Medicus, Jürg. She died in 2004 in Zürich, Switzerland.

42. Gert Westphal

Director | Der Scheingemahl

Gert Westphal was born on October 5, 1920 in Dresden, Germany as Gert Curt Gerhard Westphal. He was an actor and director, known for Der Scheingemahl (1974), Turandot (1963) and Götz von Berlichingen (1967). He was married to Gisela Zoch. He died on November 10, 2002 in Zürich, Switzerland.

43. Stavros Niarchos

Stavros Niarchos was born on July 3, 1909 in Athens, Greece as Stavros Spyros Niarchos. He was married to Athina Livanos, Charlotte Ford, Eugenia Livanos, Melpomene Capparis and Helen Sporides. He died on April 16, 1996 in Zurich, Switzerland.

44. Li Tobler

Self | Passagen

Li Tobler will best be remembered as Swiss painter H.R. Giger's longtime girlfriend. She was a theatre student and actress when Giger met her in 1966. By 1974, Tobler had lost interest in acting and opened an art gallery of her own in Zurich. The following year she took her life with a revolver. ...

45. Lys Assia

Actress | Oberstadtgass

Lys Assia was born on March 3, 1924 in Rupperswil. Aargau, Switzerland as Rosa Mina Schärer. She was an actress, known for Oberstadtgass (1956), Die Beine von Dolores (1957) and Ball der Nationen (1954). She was married to Oscar Pedersen and Johann Heinrich Kunz. She died on March 24, 2018 in ...

46. Klaus Knuth

Actor | MS Franziska

Klaus Knuth was born on August 26, 1935 in Hamburg, Germany. He was an actor, known for MS Franziska (1977), Mein Freund Harvey (1970) and Sissi - Schicksalsjahre einer Kaiserin (1957). He was married to Hannelore Fischer-Knuth. He died on April 26, 2012 in Küsnacht, Zürich, Switzerland.

47. Alfred Schlageter

Actor | Wilhelm Tell

Alfred Schlageter was born on August 26, 1896 in Zurich, Switzerland. He was an actor, known for Wilhelm Tell (1961), The Divine Jetta (1937) and Die Spieler (1954). He died on September 23, 1981 in Zurich.

48. Emil Hegetschweiler

Actor | Uli, der Knecht

Emil Hegetschweiler was born on October 15, 1887 in Zurich, Switzerland as Emil Johannes Hegetschweiler. He was an actor and writer, known for Uli, der Knecht (1954), It Happened in Broad Daylight (1958) and Emil, mer mues halt rede mitenand (1941). He was married to Julia Honegger, Marie Schneider...

49. Nora Barnacle

Nora Barnacle was born on March 21, 1884 in Galway, Ireland as Nora Joseph Barnacle. She was married to James Joyce. She died on April 10, 1951 in Zurich, Switzerland.

50. Joseph Schmidt

Actor | A Star Fell from Heaven

Educated in Czernowitz. Musical education in Synagogue choir. 1924 moves to Berlin to continue his musical studies. Opera debut Berlin 1929. Film career starts 1931: "Liebesexpress". Most famous movie 1933 "Ein Lied geht um die Welt." Lives in Berlin, Vienna, Brussels, Amsterdam, Nice. Dies 1942 in...

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