German actors who deceased at age 62

Here are 9 famous actors from Germany died at 62:

L. Frank Baum

L. Frank Baum (May 15, 1856 Chittenango-May 6, 1919 Hollywood) otherwise known as Lyman Frank Baum, L Frank Baum, Edith Van Dyke, Frank Baum, Baum, Lyman Frank, Suzanne Metcalf, John Estes Cooke, Captain Hugh Fitzgerald, Laura Bancroft, Floyd Akers, George Brooks, Schuyler Staunton, Louis F. Baum, Edith Van Dyne or Capt. Hugh Fitzgerald was a German journalist, film producer, screenwriter, actor, author, novelist and newspaper editor. He had four children, Robert Stanton Baum, Kenneth Gage Baum, Frank Joslyn Baum and Harry Neal Baum.

He died caused by stroke.

Baum is most famous for his children's book "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz", which was published in 1900. It was the first book in a series of fourteen Oz books that Baum wrote. The story of Dorothy and her journey to Oz has become a classic in children's literature and has been adapted into multiple films, plays, and musicals. Baum also wrote many other books, including "The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus" and "The Master Key". Prior to his success as an author, Baum worked as a theater manager and owned a store that specialized in china and other household items. He also wrote for various newspapers and magazines throughout his career. In addition to his literary contributions, Baum was a supporter of women's suffrage and made a failed attempt at establishing a utopian society in California.

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Georg John

Georg John (July 23, 1879 Śmigiel-November 18, 1941 Łódź) also known as George John or John was a German actor and film producer.

Throughout his career, Georg John appeared in over 180 films and produced 16. He began his acting career on stage before transitioning to film in 1913. John was particularly well-known for his roles in the silent era films of director F.W. Murnau, including "Nosferatu" and "Faust". In addition to his work as an actor, John also founded his own film production company in 1922, which produced a mix of silent and sound films. During World War II, he was deported to the Łódź Ghetto, where he died in 1941. Despite the tragic end to his life, his impact on German cinema is still felt today.

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Harry Liedtke

Harry Liedtke (October 12, 1882 Königsberg-April 28, 1945 Bad Saarow) was a German actor.

He started his acting career in 1910, and quickly became a popular leading man in German silent films. He appeared in over 100 films, including "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" (1920) and "The Golem: How He Came into the World" (1920). Liedtke was also a successful stage actor, performing in productions in Berlin and Vienna. In 1928, he formed his own film production company, but it was forced to close due to financial problems during the economic crisis of the early 1930s. During World War II, Liedtke continued to act in films, but also became involved in anti-Nazi activities. He was arrested by the Gestapo in 1944 and imprisoned for several months. He died in 1945 while attempting to evacuate from the advancing Soviet army.

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Carl Heinz Charrell

Carl Heinz Charrell (December 16, 1895 Oldenburg-June 6, 1958 Berlin) a.k.a. Carl Heinz Carrell, Carl-Heinz Carell or Carlheinz Carell was a German actor.

He began his acting career in 1916 and appeared in over 100 films. He was known for his work in silent films, often playing the leading man or romantic interest. In the 1930s, he continued to act in prominent films during the Nazi era, including the propaganda film "Maria the Maid". After World War II, he worked in both East and West Germany, and his career continued to flourish. He was also involved in theater and television productions. He passed away in 1958 at the age of 62.

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Victor Colani

Victor Colani (October 30, 1895 Zittau-November 25, 1957 The Hague) a.k.a. Max Colani or Victor Max Colani was a German actor.

Victor Colani started his acting career in the 1920s and appeared in several silent films. He gained popularity for his performances in romantic comedies and later became a leading man in German cinema during the early talkies. Colani starred in more than 70 films, including "Hans in the Luck" (1929), "Ecstasy" (1933), and "The Eternal Mask" (1935).

With the rise of Nazi Germany, Colani, who was of Jewish descent, was forced to flee to the Netherlands in 1936. He continued his acting career there, but was forced into hiding during World War II due to the Nazi occupation of the country. After the war ended, Colani returned to acting and appeared in Dutch films and theater productions.

In addition to acting, Colani was also a painter and writer. He wrote several books in German and Dutch, including an autobiography titled "Die Sonne kam aus dunklen Tagen" (The Sun Came from Dark Days).

Victor Colani died in The Hague on November 25, 1957, at the age of 62.

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Josef Sieber

Josef Sieber (April 28, 1900 Witten-December 3, 1962 Hamburg) a.k.a. Joseph Sieber or Sieber, Josef was a German actor.

Sieber began his acting career in the 1920s in silent films, and went on to become a popular character actor in German cinema. He often played supporting roles, but had notable lead roles in films such as "Die Feuerzangenbowle" (1944) and "Produktionskooperative Bärenzahn" (1956). Sieber was also a prolific voice actor, lending his voice to several German language versions of foreign films.

During World War II, Sieber was a member of the Nazi Party and participated in the propaganda efforts of the regime. As a result, he was briefly blacklisted after the war, but was able to continue his acting career. Sieber died in Hamburg in 1962 at the age of 62.

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Gerhard Dammann

Gerhard Dammann (March 30, 1883 Cologne-February 21, 1946 Bad Ischl) also known as G. Damann, Dammann or Heinrich Gerhard Dammann was a German actor, film director, screenwriter and film producer.

He began his career as a stage actor in Cologne before moving to Berlin in 1912. Dammann appeared in over 50 silent films as an actor before transitioning to directing and producing in the early 1920s. He directed and produced a variety of films during the Weimar Republic era, including comedies, dramas, and historical epics. He also worked with many of the top actors and actresses of the day, such as Marlene Dietrich, Gustaf Gründgens, and Brigitte Helm. However, with the rise of the Nazi regime in the 1930s, Dammann's career declined due to his left-leaning political views, and he was eventually forced to flee Germany in 1938. He settled in Hollywood, California, where he worked as a screenwriter for several years before passing away in Austria in 1946. Dammann's immense contribution to German cinema has been recognized by the establishment of the Gerhard Dammann Archive of the German Film Museum in Frankfurt.

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Ernst Behmer

Ernst Behmer (December 22, 1875 Königsberg-February 26, 1938 Berlin) also known as E. Behmer or Behmer was a German actor.

Behmer began his acting career in the early 1900s and appeared in over 100 films throughout his career. He was known for his versatility and ability to play a wide range of characters, from dramatic to comedic roles. Behmer was a popular actor in the silent film era and continued to work in the industry as talkies emerged. He was also a prolific stage actor, performing in both dramas and operettas. Behmer was married to actress Gerta Böttcher, with whom he frequently appeared on stage and screen. Tragically, Behmer's life was cut short when he died in 1938 at the age of 62, shortly before the outbreak of World War II.

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Horst Seemann

Horst Seemann (April 11, 1937 Czechoslovakia-January 6, 2000 Egling) was a German film director, screenwriter, film score composer and actor. He had one child, Jakob Seemann.

After completing his studies in drama and film direction from the Academy of Film and Television in Potsdam-Babelsberg, Seemann started his career as a film director in the mid-1960s, when he directed his first feature film "The Man Who Replaced Grandma" (1965). He went on to direct 20 films over the next 30 years, receiving numerous awards and recognition for his work. Seemann was known for his unique style of blending humor and tragedy in his films, which often depicted social and political issues in East Germany.

In addition to his work as a film director, Seemann was also a talented screenwriter, film score composer, and actor. He wrote the screenplays for several of his own films and also composed the music for many of them. As an actor, he appeared in small roles in a few films and television shows.

Seemann's most acclaimed films include "The Lost Angel" (1989), which won the Silver Bear award at the Berlin International Film Festival, and "The Turning Point" (1989), which won the Special Jury Prize at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

Seemann passed away in 2000 at the age of 62. His legacy lives on through his films, which continue to be screened and appreciated by audiences all over the world.

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