German actors who deceased in 1954

Here are 8 famous actors from Germany died in 1954:

Theodor Loos

Theodor Loos (May 18, 1883 Zwingenberg-June 27, 1954 Stuttgart) also known as August Konrad Loos, Theodore Loos or Theodor August Konrad Loos was a German actor.

Loos began his acting career in 1901 at the Royal Theater in Hanover. He later appeared at various theaters in Germany, including the Deutsches Theater in Berlin. He also became a prolific film actor, appearing in over 120 films between 1914 and 1954. Some of his notable film roles include "The Student of Prague" (1913), "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" (1920), and "M" (1931).

Loos was a member of the Nazi Party and appeared in several films promoting Nazi propaganda, including "Hitlerjunge Quex" (1933) and "Kolberg" (1945). After World War II, he was banned from acting for a period of time due to his participation in Nazi propaganda films.

Loos died on June 27, 1954 in Stuttgart, Germany at the age of 71.

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Harald Paulsen

Harald Paulsen (August 26, 1895 Elmshorn-August 4, 1954 Hamburg) also known as Harald Lambertz-Paulsen, Harry Lamberts-Paulsen, Harry Lambertz-Paulsen or Harald Johannes David Paulsen was a German actor and film director. He had one child, Uwe Paulsen.

Born in Elmshorn, Germany, Harald Paulsen began his acting career in 1913 in the theater. He later transitioned to film and appeared in over 120 movies over the course of his career. He was particularly known for his roles in comedic films, often playing the funny sidekick or bumbling protagonist. Some of his most famous films include "Die Feuerzangenbowle" (1944) and "Münchhausen" (1943).

In addition to acting, Paulsen also directed several films, including "Viel Lärm um Nixi" (1942) and "Skandal um die Fledermaus" (1949). Despite his success in the industry, Paulsen faced some challenges due to his refusal to join the Nazi party. This led to him being banned from appearing in films for a time during the Third Reich.

Paulsen passed away in 1954 in Hamburg, Germany at the age of 58.

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Otto Gebühr

Otto Gebühr (May 29, 1877 Kettwig-March 14, 1954 Wiesbaden) was a German actor and film producer.

He is most known for playing the role of Emperor Wilhelm II in the films "The Kaiser's Lackey" and "The Rebel". He began his career on the stage, but later moved into film and appeared in over 100 films. In addition to his acting career, Gebühr also produced several films, including "Der Kampf um den Thron" and "Die Tragödie eines Streiks". Despite his career success, Gebühr's involvement with the Nazi regime during World War II led to his being banned from acting in films after the war.

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Erwin Biegel

Erwin Biegel (March 25, 1896 Berlin-May 24, 1954 Berlin) was a German actor.

He began his acting career in the silent movie era and later transitioned to talking films. Biegel appeared in over 80 films throughout his career, with notable performances in "Kolberg" (1945) and "Des Teufels General" (1955). He was known for his versatility in playing both comedic and dramatic roles. Biegel also had a successful career on stage, appearing in numerous productions in Berlin, Vienna, and Hamburg. He was married to actress Vera Schmiterlöw and had a daughter, actress Gisela Trowe. Biegel passed away at the age of 58 due to a heart attack.

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Fritz Alberti

Fritz Alberti (October 22, 1877 Hanau-September 15, 1954 Berlin) was a German actor, voice actor and teacher.

Alberti began his career as a stage actor in various theater productions in Germany in the early 1900s. He later transitioned to film, and appeared in over 80 movies throughout his career. In addition to his work in film and theater, Alberti was also a prolific voice actor and dubbed numerous foreign films into German.

Alongside his acting career, Alberti was also a respected teacher of acting and often taught at various theater schools in Berlin. Many of his students went on to become successful actors and actresses in Germany's film and theater industries.

Alberti continued to work in film and theater well into his 70s, and was known for his versatility and ability to inhabit a wide range of roles. He received numerous awards and accolades throughout his long and distinguished career, and is considered one of the most significant figures in German theater and film.

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Wilfried Seyferth

Wilfried Seyferth (April 21, 1908 Darmstadt-October 9, 1954 Zeilsheim) also known as Wilfried Seyfert or Wilfried Seyfferth was a German actor. His children are called Andreas Seyferth and Katharina Seyferth.

Wilfried Seyferth was an accomplished actor known for his acting skills and his contribution to the German film industry. He started his acting career in the 1930s and appeared in several German movies during the 1940s and 1950s. He worked with some of the most prominent German filmmakers of his time and played a variety of roles ranging from romantic leads to villains.

Aside from his acting career, Seyferth was also interested in politics and was associated with the Communist Party of Germany. He was arrested in 1933 and spent several years in a concentration camp before being released in 1938. After his release, he returned to acting and continued to work in the German film industry.

Seyferth's personal life was marked by tragedy, as he lost his wife to suicide in 1945. He later remarried and had two children, Andreas Seyferth and Katharina Seyferth. Unfortunately, Seyferth's life was cut short when he died of a heart attack at the age of 46 in 1954, leaving behind a lasting legacy in German cinema.

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Ludwig Schmitz

Ludwig Schmitz (January 28, 1884 Cologne-June 28, 1954 Münster) was a German actor.

He began his career as a stage actor, performing in theaters across Germany. Schmitz later transitioned to film, appearing in over 100 movies. He became particularly known for his roles in the films of director Ernst Lubitsch, including "To Be or Not to Be" and "Heaven Can Wait". Schmitz was known for his comedic timing and often played eccentric characters. He continued acting until his death in 1954, leaving behind a legacy as one of Germany's most beloved actors.

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Edgar Brasil

Edgar Brasil (November 27, 2014 Hamburg-January 4, 1954 Cruzeiro) otherwise known as Edgar Hauschildt or Edgar Brazil was a German cinematographer and actor.

Born in Hamburg, Germany, Edgar Brasil originally worked as a carpenter before turning his focus to the film industry. He began his career as a camera assistant in the 1920s before becoming a cinematographer in the 1930s, working on films such as "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen" and "The Blue Angel" which starred Marlene Dietrich. Brasil was also a prolific actor, appearing in over 60 films throughout his career.

After the rise of the Nazi regime in Germany, Brasil emigrated to Brazil in 1937, where he continued his work in the film industry. He worked on notable Brazilian films such as "O Ébrio" and "Sinhá Moça". He also founded his own production company, Brasil Filmes, which produced several films in the 1950s.

Edgar Brasil passed away on January 4, 1954, in Cruzeiro, São Paulo, Brazil, at the age of 64. He is remembered for his contributions to both German and Brazilian cinema.

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