German actors who deceased in 1953

Here are 6 famous actors from Germany died in 1953:

Willy Kaiser-Heyl

Willy Kaiser-Heyl (August 4, 1876 Frankfurt-December 2, 1953 Berlin) otherwise known as Wilhelm Kaiser-Heyl or Willi Kaiser-Heyl was a German actor and opera singer.

He began his career as a baritone in several opera houses in Germany before transitioning into acting in the early 1900s. Kaiser-Heyl appeared in over 100 films between 1913 and 1953, often portraying authoritative figures such as judges and military officers. He worked with notable directors such as Fritz Lang and G.W. Pabst, and was a regular collaborator with actress Marlene Dietrich. Kaiser-Heyl was a member of the Nazi party and continued to work in films during the Third Reich era. After World War II, he was briefly imprisoned by the Soviet Union for his affiliation with the party but was released after eight months. Kaiser-Heyl died in Berlin at the age of 77.

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Paul Kemp

Paul Kemp (May 20, 1899 Bad Godesberg-August 13, 1953 Bad Godesberg) also known as Paul Peter Kemp, Kemp or Kemp, Paul was a German actor.

He started his acting career in Berlin in 1920 and appeared in several films during the silent era. However, his career was interrupted when he was conscripted into the German Army in World War II. After the war, he resumed his career and appeared in films such as "Die Mörder sind unter uns" (1946) and "Die Sünderin" (1951). He was known for his versatile acting skills and was equally comfortable in comedic and dramatic roles. Kemp was also an accomplished stage actor and performed in theaters across Germany. In addition to his acting career, he was also a voice actor and worked for German radio in the 1930s. Kemp died at the age of 54 due to heart failure.

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Hubert Moest

Hubert Moest (December 3, 1877 Cologne-December 5, 1953 Berlin) also known as Richard Hubert Moest was a German film director, film producer, screenwriter and actor.

Moest made his directorial debut in 1913 with the film "Das graue Haus" and went on to direct over 80 films throughout his career. He was considered one of Germany's most prolific and versatile directors during the silent film era. Moest was also known for his collaboration with actress Henny Porten, directing her in many successful films.

In addition to his work as a director, Moest also produced and wrote several films, and appeared as an actor in a small number of films. He was also involved in the founding of the German Film Directors' Association in 1933.

Moest's career suffered during the Nazi era due to his association with Jewish and leftist artists, and he was forced to take on less prestigious projects. He continued to make films until his death in 1953.

Moest's films were noted for their technical skill and emotional depth, and he is considered a major figure in German film history.

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Gaston Briese

Gaston Briese (August 19, 1898 Berlin-March 22, 1953 Berlin) was a German actor.

He began his acting career on the Berlin stage in the 1920s and eventually appeared in over 70 films throughout his career. Briese was especially known for his work in horror and science fiction films, including his role as the mad scientist Dr. Pretorius in the 1935 film "The Bride of Frankenstein." He also had a notable supporting role in the 1931 film "M," directed by Fritz Lang. Briese continued acting until his death in 1953 from a heart attack.

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Karl Hannemann

Karl Hannemann (March 4, 1895 Freiberg-November 13, 1953 Berlin) also known as Carl Hannemann was a German actor.

His career started in the 1920s where he appeared in silent films such as "Homunculus" and "Nosferatu", where he played small roles. He gained popularity in the 1930s when he starred in films like "Der Dschungel ruft" and "Der Mann, der Sherlock Holmes war". During World War II, he continued to act and appeared in several propaganda films, which was a common practice during that time. After the war, he continued to work in films and television but struggled to regain his pre-war popularity. Hannemann died on November 13, 1953, in Berlin, Germany.

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Theo Mackeben

Theo Mackeben (January 5, 1897 Starogard Gdański-January 10, 1953 Berlin) also known as John Morris, Red Roberts or Mackeben, Theo was a German film score composer, pianist, composer, conductor and actor.

He began his career as a pianist and band leader in Berlin in the 1920s, quickly gaining popularity for his jazz-influenced arrangements. Mackeben went on to compose scores for dozens of German films, including the classics "The Blue Angel" and "Munchhausen". As a conductor, Mackeben led orchestras in Berlin, Vienna and Stockholm, and frequently performed as a soloist on piano. He was also a prolific composer of songs, many of which went on to become hits throughout Europe. During World War II, Mackeben was briefly imprisoned by the Gestapo for refusing to join the Nazi Party. He returned to music after the war, but suffered a heart attack in 1953 and died at the age of 56. Despite his relatively short career, Theo Mackeben remains a beloved figure in German music history.

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