German actors who deceased at age 40

Here are 2 famous actors from Germany died at 40:

Walter Gross

Walter Gross (October 21, 1904 Kassel-April 25, 1945 Berlin) was a German actor.

He died in suicide.

Walter Gross was a popular German actor from the 1920s until the end of World War II. He began his career in theater and later appeared in over 70 films, often playing leading roles. His career reached its peak during the Nazi era when he became a favorite of Joseph Goebbels, the Minister of Propaganda.

Despite his success, Gross struggled with personal issues and suffered from depression. He was conscripted into the German army during World War II and saw combat on the Eastern Front. In the final days of the war, he returned to Berlin and committed suicide by hanging himself.

Gross's legacy has been tainted by his association with the Nazi regime, but he remains a significant figure in German film history. In recent years, there has been renewed interest in his work, with several retrospectives and academic analyses of his films.

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Heinrich Schmieder

Heinrich Schmieder (February 14, 1970 Schwäbisch Hall-July 21, 2010 Livigno) was a German actor.

Heinrich Schmieder was best known for his roles in both film and television. He appeared in popular German TV shows such as "Tatort" and "Alarm für Cobra 11". In addition to his TV work, he also acted in several movies, including "The Experiment" and "Vaya con Dios". Schmieder began his acting career in the early 1990s and quickly became a well-respected figure in the German entertainment industry. He tragically passed away in 2010 at the age of 40 while on vacation in Italy.

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