German actors who were born in 1915

Here are 8 famous actors from Germany were born in 1915:

Ernst Schröder

Ernst Schröder (January 27, 1915 Herne-July 26, 1994 Berlin) also known as Ernst Schroder or Ernst Schroeder was a German actor and theatre director. He had one child, Christiane Schröder.

Schröder began his career as a stage actor and worked for several theater companies, including the Berliner Ensemble and the Deutsches Theater in Berlin. He became a prominent figure in the German theater scene and was known for his innovative and avant-garde productions.

In addition to his work in the theater, Schröder also appeared in films and on television. He appeared in more than 40 films and TV shows throughout his career, including "The Tin Drum" and "Berlin Alexanderplatz."

Schröder's daughter, Christiane Schröder, followed in his footsteps and became an actress as well. She appeared in several of her father's productions and went on to have a successful career of her own.

Schröder was known not only for his talent as an actor and director but also for his commitment to social justice issues. He was a vocal advocate for human rights and was involved in the anti-fascist movement in Germany.

He passed away in Berlin in 1994 at the age of 79, leaving behind a legacy as one of Germany's most respected and influential theater figures.

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Curd Jürgens

Curd Jürgens (December 13, 1915 Thalkirchen-Obersendling-Forstenried-Fürstenried-Solln-June 18, 1982 Vienna) also known as Curd Jurgens, Curd Gustav Andreas Gottlieb Franz Jürgens, The Norman hulk, Curt Jurgens, Curd Jüergens, Kurt Jürgens, Curt Jürgens, Curt Juergens or The Norman Wardrobe was a German actor, journalist and film director.

He appeared in over 100 films throughout his career, including "The Longest Day", "The Spy Who Loved Me", and "The Inn of the Sixth Happiness". Jürgens was also known for his work in the theatre, with notable performances in productions of "Hamlet" and "King Lear". In addition to his acting career, Jürgens authored several books and worked as a journalist for German and Swiss publications. He was married three times and had five children. Jürgens passed away in 1982 at the age of 66 from a heart attack in Vienna, Austria.

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Hans Christian Blech

Hans Christian Blech (February 20, 1915 Darmstadt-March 5, 1993 Munich) also known as H.C. Blech or Hans-Christian Blech was a German actor and soldier.

Blech began his acting career in 1945, shortly after being released from a prisoner-of-war camp where he was held after World War II. Throughout his career, he appeared in over 100 films and television shows, often playing supporting roles in war films, westerns, and dramas. Some of his most notable performances include his role as Sgt. Rolf Steiner in the film "Cross of Iron" (1977) and as the Gestapo agent in "The Damned" (1969).

In addition to his acting career, Blech also served in the German Army during World War II, where he was wounded and captured by the Allies. After his release from the prisoner-of-war camp, he worked as a construction worker and a musician before beginning his acting career.

Blech died at the age of 78 in Munich, Germany, after suffering a stroke. Despite his prolific career in film and television, he is perhaps best remembered for his work in war films and his portrayal of German soldiers and officers.

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Georg Thomalla

Georg Thomalla (February 14, 1915 Katowice-August 25, 1999 Starnberg) a.k.a. Thomalla, Georg or Georg Valentin Thomalla was a German actor and voice actor.

Thomalla was best known for his comedic roles in film and television, and was a popular character actor in Germany throughout the 1950s and 1960s. He appeared in over 160 film and television productions during his career, including the popular comedy film series "Die Lümmel von der ersten Bank" ("The Rascals of the First Bench").

Born in Poland, Thomalla grew up in Berlin and began his career in the theater in the 1930s. He served in the German army during World War II, but was captured by American forces in 1943 and spent the rest of the war as a prisoner of war. After the war, he resumed his career in the theater and began working in film and television in the early 1950s.

Thomalla's distinctive voice also made him a popular voice actor, and he provided the German dubbing for a number of Hollywood films, including "Some Like It Hot" and "The Pink Panther." In addition to his acting work, Thomalla was also an avid golfer and helped bring the sport to Germany in the 1950s.

He was married five times, including to the actresses Karin Baal and Simone Rethel, and had five children. Thomalla passed away in 1999 at the age of 84.

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Ullrich Haupt

Ullrich Haupt (October 10, 1915 Chicago-November 23, 1991 Munich) was a German actor.

He initially started his career in Hollywood in the 1930s, working as a "generic villain" in films such as "Tarzan's Revenge" and "Charlie Chan in Panama". However, he returned to Germany and began working in German films in the 1950s. He appeared in several notable German films, including "The Great Freedom No. 7" and "The Hound of Blackwood Castle". Haupt also worked in television, including the popular German crime drama "Tatort". He was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit in 1985 for his contributions to German film and theater. In addition to his acting career, Haupt was also a skilled painter and sculptor.

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Erwin Kohlund

Erwin Kohlund (December 23, 1915 Dortmund-March 1, 1992 Stäfa) was a German actor and theatre director. He had two children, Christian Kohlund and Franziska Kohlund.

Erwin Kohlund began his acting career in the 1930s, but his rise to fame began after World War II when he became a regular performer at the renowned Schauspielhaus Zürich. He also appeared in numerous films during the 1950s and 1960s, including "The Confessions of Felix Krull" and "The Haunted Castle." Kohlund was also a respected theatre director, having directed productions at the Staatstheater Stuttgart and the Burgtheater in Vienna.

In addition to his successful career in the arts, Kohlund was also known for his humanitarian work. He founded the charitable organization "Hilfe für die Kinder Europas" (Help for the Children of Europe) in 1949, which provided aid to children in war-torn countries. For his contributions to the arts and his charitable work, Kohlund was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 1976.

Erwin Kohlund passed away in 1992 at the age of 76. His legacy as a talented actor, director, and philanthropist continues to inspire those who knew him and those who appreciate his contributions to German culture.

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Hans Quest

Hans Quest (August 20, 1915 Herford-March 29, 1997 Munich) was a German actor, television director, film director and screenwriter. He had two children, Christoph Quest and Thomas Quest.

Hans Quest began his career as an actor in the Berlin theatre scene during the 1930s. He made his film debut in 1936 in the movie "Mädchenpensionat." However, Quest's career was halted during World War II when he was drafted by the German army. After the war, Quest resumed his acting career and also transitioned into directing and screenwriting.

Quest's most significant success as a director came in the 1950s and 1960s when he directed several popular German television series, including "Münchner Geschichten" and "Das Kriminalmuseum." He also directed several films, including "Meines Vaters Pferde," which became a box office success in Germany.

In addition to his work in television and film, Hans Quest was also involved in theatre direction. He worked as a director and producer at the Munich Kammerspiele and the Bayerisches Staatsschauspiel.

Hans Quest received numerous awards for his work throughout his career, including the Federal Cross of Merit in 1972 and the Filmband in Gold in 1980. He passed away in Munich in 1997, leaving behind a legacy as one of Germany's most accomplished and respected filmmakers.

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Rolf Möbius

Rolf Möbius (July 27, 1915 Riesa-June 4, 2004 Berlin) otherwise known as Rolf Moebius was a German actor.

Möbius was born in Riesa, Saxony, Germany, and began his acting career in 1935 at the age of 20. He was initially featured in small theater performances and later appeared in films, making his on-screen debut in "Männer vor der Ehe" (1936). Throughout his career, he was known for his versatile talent and played leading and supporting roles in numerous movies and TV productions.

During World War II, Möbius served in the German army, and upon his return, he resumed his acting career. He later became a popular character actor in East Germany and starred in several notable productions, including "Die Abenteuer des Werner Holt" (1965), "The Legend of Paul and Paula" (1973), and "Solo Sunny" (1980).

Möbius received numerous awards for his work, including the National Prize of East Germany in 1954, and the GDR Merit Award in 1974. In addition to his acting career, he also worked as a theater director and taught acting at the Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts in Berlin.

Möbius died in 2004 in Berlin, Germany, at the age of 88. His legacy as an actor and theater director continues to be remembered by his fans and colleagues as one of the most talented actors of his generation.

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