German actors who deceased at age 68

Here are 14 famous actors from Germany died at 68:

Lothar Müthel

Lothar Müthel (February 18, 1896 Berlin-September 4, 1964 Frankfurt) also known as Lothar Max Müthel or Lothar Max Lütcke was a German actor and film director. He had one child, Lola Müthel.

Müthel began his acting career on the stage in the 1910s, but it wasn't until the 1920s that he started gaining recognition as a film actor. He appeared in over 70 films and directed five during his career. Some of his notable films include "Viktor und Viktoria" (1933), "Der Maulkorb" (1938), and "Karriere in Paris" (1941). He was also known for his work on stage, particularly in Berlin's theater scene.

Müthel's career was interrupted by World War II, during which he served in the German army. After the war, he struggled to find work in the film industry because of his association with the Nazi regime. He eventually returned to the stage, and also worked in radio and television.

Müthel was married three times, and had a daughter, Lola, with his second wife. He died in Frankfurt in 1964 at the age of 68.

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Günter Meisner

Günter Meisner (April 18, 1926 Bremen-December 5, 1994 Berlin) also known as Gunter Meisner, Guenter Meisner, Günter Meissner, Günther J. Meissner, Gunther Meisner, Günther Meisner or Günther Meissner was a German actor.

He died caused by heart failure.

Meisner started his acting career in 1949, working in various theaters across Germany. He gained international recognition for his portrayal of the villainous character, Hauptmann in the controversial film, "The Tin Drum" (1979), directed by Volker Schlöndorff. He further appeared in several prominent films and television series, both in Germany and abroad. Meisner was known for his ability to play a diverse range of characters, from Nazis to noblemen. He was also a talented opera singer and performed in several operas throughout his career.

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Werner Klingler

Werner Klingler (October 23, 1903 Stuttgart-June 23, 1972 Berlin) also known as Warner Klinger or Wally Klinger was a German actor, film director, television director and screenwriter.

Klingler started his career in the film industry as an actor and made his debut on screen in 1924. In the 1930s, he began directing films and gained success with his 1937 film, "Der Mustergatte" which became a box office hit. During World War II, he served as a war correspondent and made documentaries for the German Army. After the war, he continued his work in the entertainment industry and directed numerous successful films, including "Schwarzwaldmelodie" and "Orient Express". In addition to his work in the film industry, Klingler also directed television shows and was one of the pioneers in bringing television to West Germany. He is considered as one of the most prolific and innovative directors of his time.

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Klaus Schwarzkopf

Klaus Schwarzkopf (December 18, 1922 Neuruppin-June 21, 1991 Bochum) was a German actor and voice actor.

He was born in Neuruppin, Germany and began his acting career in 1947, performing in theaters across Germany. In addition to his work on stage, Schwarzkopf also appeared in numerous films and television shows, earning a reputation as one of Germany's most respected character actors. Among his most famous roles were Captain Stransky in the film "Cross of Iron" (1977) and Anton in the television series "Tatort" (1972-1991).

Schwarzkopf also had a successful career as a voice actor, lending his voice to numerous German-language versions of popular films and television shows. Some of his most notable voice roles included the German dub of Yoda in the "Star Wars" franchise and the German voice of Captain Hook in Disney's animated film "Peter Pan."

Despite his success, Schwarzkopf was known for his humility and work ethic. He remained committed to his craft until his death in Bochum in 1991 at the age of 68.

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Albert Florath

Albert Florath (December 7, 1888 Bielefeld-March 11, 1957 Gaildorf) also known as Albert Peter Adam Florath was a German actor.

He began his acting career in 1913 in the theater before making the transition to film. Florath appeared in over 100 films throughout his career, often playing authoritarian figures or villains. He worked with renowned German directors such as Fritz Lang and F.W. Murnau, and appeared in Lang's "Metropolis" in 1927. During the Third Reich, Florath continued to act in films and was awarded the Goethe-Medaille für Kunst und Wissenschaft for his contributions to German culture in 1941. After World War II, he was barred from acting for a time due to his association with the Nazi regime, but was eventually allowed to return to the profession.

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Michael Hinz

Michael Hinz (December 28, 1939 Berlin-November 6, 2008 Munich) also known as Adelheid Hinz was a German actor and voice actor. His children are called Carolin van Bergen, Patrick Hinz and Viviane Hinz.

He started his acting career in the 1960s and went on to appear in numerous films, television shows, and theater productions. Hinz was well-known for his roles in German crime dramas, such as "Tatort" and "Der Alte". He also had a successful career as a voice actor, lending his voice to dubbing work for foreign films and TV shows. Outside of his work as an actor, Hinz was a talented painter and photographer. He passed away in 2008 at the age of 68.

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Peter Erkelenz

Peter Erkelenz (September 12, 1897 Neuss-April 1, 1966 Brooklyn) was a German actor.

He began his career in the German film industry during the silent film era and was known for his expressive acting style. He appeared in over 70 films throughout his career, including "Nosferatu" (1922) and "Pandora's Box" (1929), both directed by F.W. Murnau. In 1933, Erkelenz emigrated to the United States due to rising political tensions in Germany. He continued his acting career in Hollywood and appeared in films such as "The Hitler Gang" (1944) and "The Seventh Cross" (1944). In addition to his work in film, Erkelenz also acted in theater productions on Broadway. He died in Brooklyn in 1966 at the age of 68.

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Gerard Heinz

Gerard Heinz (January 2, 1904 Hamburg-November 20, 1972 London) also known as Gerard Hinze or Gerhard Hinze was a German actor. His child is Ernest Heinz.

Gerard Heinz started his acting career on stage in Berlin during the 1920s, but eventually moved to England in 1933 to escape persecution under the Nazi regime. He primarily worked in British film and television, appearing in over 60 productions throughout his career. He was known for his versatile acting range and often played villainous or authoritative characters. Some of his notable film credits include "The Counterfeit Plan" (1957), "The 39 Steps" (1959), and "The Battle of Britain" (1969). He also had successful runs on the London stage, including performances in productions of "Hamlet," "A Midsummer Night's Dream," and "The Chalk Garden." In addition to his acting career, Heinz was also an accomplished musician and published a book on music theory in 1951.

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Ernst Hausman

Ernst Hausman (June 3, 1916 Leipzig-June 11, 1984 Vienna) also known as Ernst Haeussermann, Ernst Häussermann, Ernst Haeusserman, Ernst Heinz Häussermann, Ernst [Heinz] Häussermann or Ernst Häusermann was a German actor, film director and theatre director.

He began his career in the theatre in the 1930s before transitioning to film in the 1950s. His notable acting roles include appearances in "The Tin Drum" (1979) and "Nosferatu the Vampyre" (1979). As a director, he is best known for his work on the film "The Rebel" (1961), which starred his frequent collaborator, the actor and singer Peter Kraus. Hausman was also a prolific stage director, working at theatres in Berlin, Hamburg, and Vienna throughout his career. He was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany for his contributions to the arts in 1973.

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Gerhard Kempinski

Gerhard Kempinski (April 5, 2015 Germany-February 14, 1947 London) also known as Kempinski, Ernst Gerhardt Kempinski, Gerrard Kempinski or Gerard Kempinski was a German actor.

Kempinski began his acting career in Germany in the early 1900s, appearing on stage and in silent films. He continued to act throughout the 1920s and 1930s, even as political tensions rose in Germany. In 1933, when the Nazi party came to power, Kempinski fled the country and settled in London, where he continued to act in films and on stage. In addition to his acting career, Kempinski was also a talented painter and writer, and often exhibited his artwork and published his writings. Despite facing discrimination and persecution because of his Jewish heritage, Kempinski remained active in the British entertainment industry until his death in 1947.

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Philipp Lothar Mayring

Philipp Lothar Mayring (September 19, 1879 Würzburg-July 6, 1948 Leipzig) also known as Philip Lothar, Mayrig, L.M. Mayring, Lothar Mayring, Philip Lothar Mayring or Ph. L. Mayring was a German screenwriter, film director and actor.

Mayring was known for his prolific career in the German film industry during the Weimar Republic era. He wrote and directed over 50 films between 1918 and 1933, including several popular comedies and historical dramas. He was also an accomplished actor, appearing in over 70 films throughout his career. In addition to his work in film, Mayring was also a prolific writer, publishing several novels and plays. However, Mayring's career came to an abrupt end with the rise of the Nazi regime in Germany. Due to his Jewish heritage, Mayring was forced to flee the country and his work was subsequently banned by the Nazis. He spent the remainder of his life in exile in various European countries before passing away in Leipzig in 1948.

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Hartmut Reck

Hartmut Reck (November 17, 1932 Berlin-January 30, 2001 Nienburg) was a German actor and voice actor.

He began his career in the 1950s and became a well-known stage actor in Germany. Reck also appeared in over 100 film and television productions throughout his career. Some of his notable roles include portraying Dr. Carl von Cosel in the 1977 film "The Girl in the Lavender Dress" and voicing the character Master Splinter in the German dubbed version of the 1990s animated series "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles". In addition to his acting work, Reck also worked as a drama teacher and director. He died in 2001 at the age of 68.

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Helmuth M. Backhaus

Helmuth M. Backhaus (June 6, 1920 Bonn-May 5, 1989 Munich) a.k.a. Gregor Trass or Helmut Backhaus was a German actor, screenwriter and film director.

Throughout his career, Helmuth M. Backhaus acted in over 50 films and television shows, including "The Tin Drum" and "The Marriage of Maria Braun". He also wrote screenplays for several films and directed six films, including "Death is My Trade" and "The Andromeda Strain". In addition to his work in film, Backhaus also worked extensively in theater, directing plays and performing on stage. He was a member of the prestigious Berliner Ensemble theatre company and worked closely with director Bertolt Brecht. Despite his success in the entertainment industry, Backhaus remained a relatively private figure throughout his life.

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Werner Stock

Werner Stock (October 20, 1903 Sangerhausen-April 30, 1972 Berlin) also known as Werner Bruno Wilhelm Hermann Stock was a German actor.

He started his career in the 1920s in silent films and later appeared in numerous German films during the Nazi era. Despite being a member of the Nazi party, he was able to continue his acting career after World War II. In the 1960s, he appeared in several international productions, including the Italian film "Hercules and the Captive Women." In addition to his work in film, Stock was also active in theater and television, and he received several awards for his performances throughout his career. He passed away in Berlin in 1972 at the age of 68.

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