German actors who deceased in 1969

Here are 13 famous actors from Germany died in 1969:

Ernst Deutsch

Ernst Deutsch (September 16, 1890 Prague-March 22, 1969 Berlin) also known as Ernest Dorian or Ernst Dorian was a German actor.

He grew up in Vienna, Austria and studied philosophy at the University of Vienna before deciding to pursue acting. Deutsch acted on stage and in films throughout Europe, and gained particular acclaim for his roles in German Expressionist cinema in the 1920s and 1930s. He was forced to flee Nazi Germany in 1933 due to his Jewish heritage, settling in Prague before eventually immigrating to the United States. Initially, Deutsch struggled to find work in Hollywood but eventually landed supporting roles in films including "The Third Man" and "Judgment at Nuremberg". He returned to Germany in the 1950s and continued acting until his death in 1969.

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Mathias Wieman

Mathias Wieman (June 23, 1902 Osnabrück-December 3, 1969 Zürich) also known as Mathias Wiemann, M. Wieman, Carl Heinrich Franz Mathias Wieman or Wiemann was a German actor.

Wieman began his acting career in theater in the 1920s and went on to become a well-known film actor in Germany during the 1930s and 1940s. He appeared in several propaganda films during World War II, including "Kolberg" and "Ich klage an". After the war, he continued to act in films and on stage, including a prominent role in the 1957 film "The Devil Strikes at Night". Wieman was also a director and a teacher at the Otto Falckenberg School of Performing Arts in Munich. He moved to Switzerland in the 1950s and acted in several Swiss productions. Wieman was married twice and had two children. He died in Zurich at the age of 67.

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Peter van Eyck

Peter van Eyck (July 16, 1911 Kamienny Jaz-July 15, 1969 Männedorf) a.k.a. Gotz Von Eick, Götz von Eick, Peter Van Eyck or Peter Götz von Eick was a German actor. He had three children, Claudia van Eyck, Kristina van Eyck and Shelley Scott.

Peter van Eyck was born in the town of Kamienny Jaz, which is now located in Poland. He grew up in Germany and began his career as a stage actor in the 1930s before transitioning to film in the 1940s. He appeared in over 100 films, both in Germany and Hollywood, including the 1955 film "The Ladykillers" and the 1965 film "The Spy Who Came in from the Cold".

During World War II, van Eyck was recruited by the German military to work as a spy. He later fled to Switzerland and was eventually arrested and sent to an internment camp. After the war, he resumed his acting career and became a popular character actor, known for his distinctive deep voice.

Van Eyck was married three times, and also had a long-term relationship with actress Marlene Dietrich. He died in 1969 at the age of 57 in Männedorf, Switzerland.

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Hans Reimann

Hans Reimann (November 18, 1889 Leipzig-June 13, 1969 Großhansdorf) also known as Max Bunge, Hans Heinrich, Artur Sünder, Hanns Heinz Vampir, Andreas Zeltner or Albert Johannes Reimann was a German novelist, playwright, screenwriter, actor, satirist and writer.

Reimann was known for his use of satire and irony in his literary works. He began his career in the 1920s as a playwright and later started writing novels. His most famous novel, "The Stone Rider," was published in 1935 and tells the story of a young man's journey through life. Throughout his career, Reimann wrote over 50 plays and 20 novels. He also worked as a screenwriter, writing scripts for German movies in the 1930s and 1940s. However, his works were banned by the Nazi government in 1937 due to their criticism of the regime. After World War II, Reimann continued to write and also acted in several films. He was known for his critical view of post-war society and his portrayal of the struggles of everyday people. Reimann passed away in 1969 at the age of 79.

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Ludwig Berger

Ludwig Berger (January 6, 1892 Mainz-May 18, 1969 Schlangenbad) also known as Dr. Ludwig Berger or Ludwig Gottfried Heinrich Bamberger was a German cinematographer, screenwriter, film director, actor and film producer.

Berger began his career as an actor and appeared in several silent films before transitioning into directing. He became heavily involved in German Expressionist cinema and directed notable films such as "Theodor Herzl" (1921) and "The Loves of Pharaoh" (1922). In the late 1920s, he moved to Hollywood and directed several films, including the 1931 film "The Man Who Played God" starring Bette Davis. However, his success in Hollywood was short-lived and he returned to Germany after the rise of the Nazi party. Despite being Jewish, he continued to work in the German film industry during World War II, but his career suffered and he was forced to direct propaganda films. After the war, he moved back to Hollywood but struggled to find work. He eventually returned to Europe and worked in the British film industry until his death in 1969. Throughout his career, Berger contributed to over 50 films as a director or screenwriter.

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Stanislav Ledinek

Stanislav Ledinek (June 26, 1920 Lovrenc na Pohorju-March 30, 1969 Istanbul) a.k.a. Stanislaus Ledinek, Stanislav Ledineck or Stanislaus was a German actor.

He was best known for his work in German and Austrian films during the 1950s and 1960s. Ledinek began his career as a stage actor in the 1940s and transitioned to film in the early 1950s. He appeared in numerous films, often portraying rugged, masculine characters. Some of his notable films include "The White Sheik", "Two Nights with Cleopatra", and "The Silent Angel". In addition to his acting career, Ledinek was also a skilled equestrian and competed in show jumping events. He passed away in Istanbul in 1969 at the age of 48.

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Joachim Teege

Joachim Teege (November 30, 1925 Spremberg-November 19, 1969 Munich) was a German actor.

Teege began his acting career in the early 1950s, appearing in various theater productions before venturing into film and television. He rose to prominence in the late 1950s and 1960s, starring in several popular German films such as "The Good Soldier Schweik" (1956), "The Confessions of Felix Krull" (1957) and "The Haunted Castle" (1960).

Aside from his acting career, Teege was also an accomplished voice actor and dubber. He lent his voice to several foreign films dubbed into German, most notably the role of James Bond in the German version of "Dr. No" (1962). He was also a regular cast member on various German TV shows and made several guest appearances on popular American shows like "Hogan's Heroes" and "The Man from U.N.C.L.E."

Sadly, Teege's career was cut short when he passed away from a heart attack in 1969 at the age of 43. Despite his relatively short career, he is remembered as one of the most accomplished actors of his generation, and his contributions to German cinema continue to inspire future generations.

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Arno Paulsen

Arno Paulsen (January 3, 1900 Szczecin-September 17, 1969 Baden-Baden) was a German actor and voice actor.

He began his acting career in the 1920s and appeared in numerous German films throughout the following decades. In the 1950s, he became well known as a voice actor and dubbed many foreign films, including many Hollywood productions, into German. Some of his most famous voice roles included Humphrey Bogart in "The Maltese Falcon" and "Casablanca," as well as Clark Gable in "Gone with the Wind." Paulsen also acted on stage and in television productions, including the popular 1960s German crime series, "Der Kommissar." He was considered one of the most prominent and respected voice actors in Germany and his legacy continues to be felt in the industry today.

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Erich Kestin

Erich Kestin (June 25, 1895 Berlin-May 22, 1969 Berlin) was a German actor.

He began his acting career in 1919 and appeared in over 100 films throughout his career. Kestin was also a member of the Nazi resistance during World War II and was arrested by the Gestapo in 1943. He was sent to a concentration camp, but was eventually released in 1945 when the camp was liberated by Allied forces. After the war, Kestin continued to act in films and on stage until his death in 1969. He was known for his versatility as an actor and his ability to play a wide range of roles. Kestin's contribution to German theatre and film has been recognized by several awards and honors.

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Rolf Weih

Rolf Weih (February 8, 1906 Barmen-August 16, 1969 Frankfurt) was a German actor.

He began his career in the theater, performing in various stage productions throughout Germany. In the 1930s, he made the transition to film and quickly became a popular actor in the German film industry. Weih appeared in over 50 films throughout his career, often in supporting roles. His most notable appearances include roles in the films Münchhausen, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, and The Haunted Castle. Weih was conscripted into the German army during World War II and served on the Eastern Front. After the war, he resumed his career in film and appeared in several successful post-war German movies. He also worked as a dubbing artist, providing the German voiceovers for many foreign films. Weih died in 1969 at the age of 63.

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Hans Deppe

Hans Deppe (November 12, 1897 Berlin-September 23, 1969 West Berlin) also known as Hans Johannes Carl Otto Deppe was a German film director, actor, film producer and screenwriter.

He began his career in the film industry in the early 1920s, working as an actor and scriptwriter. In the 1930s, he transitioned to directing and became a prolific filmmaker in Germany. Deppe is best known for his work in the genre of Heimatfilm, popular films that celebrated the natural beauty and rural life of Germany.

During World War II, Deppe continued to direct films for the Nazi regime, and he was briefly imprisoned by the Allies after the war. However, he was eventually released and resumed his career in West Germany. In the 1950s and 60s, he continued to make films, including musicals and comedies.

Along with his work in film, Deppe also served as a board member for several professional organizations for filmmakers in Germany. He died in 1969 at the age of 71.

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Helmut Weiss

Helmut Weiss (January 25, 1907 Göttingen-January 13, 1969 Berlin) a.k.a. Paul Berking, Hellmuth Weiß, Helmuth Weiss, Helmut Weiß or Hellmut Weiss was a German film director, screenwriter and actor.

He began his career as an actor in the early 1930s, appearing in several films before transitioning to directing in the late 1930s. He directed a number of successful films, including "Die Drei Codonas" (1940), "Einmal der liebe Herrgott sein" (1942), and "Der himmlische Walzer" (1948).

Weiss also wrote screenplays for several of his films, and was known for his collaborations with actress Marika Rökk. He continued to direct and write films into the 1950s and 60s, and was a highly respected member of the German film industry.

In addition to his film work, Weiss also served as a combat cameraman during World War II, documenting the war effort for the German army. After the war, he was briefly imprisoned by the Allies before resuming his filmmaking career.

Weiss died in Berlin in 1969 at the age of 61.

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Leopold Biberti

Leopold Biberti (September 18, 1894 Berlin-November 24, 1969 Frankfurt) was a German actor.

Biberti started his acting career in the theatre, performing in various plays in Berlin and Vienna during the 1920s and 1930s. He later appeared in several films, playing supporting roles in productions such as "The Eternal Mask" and "The Devil's General."

During World War II, Biberti was drafted into the Wehrmacht and served on the Eastern Front. After the war, he returned to acting and became a well-known character actor in Germany, appearing in over 100 films throughout his career. Some of his notable roles include the scientist Professor Friedrich von Meyer in "The Invisible Dr. Mabuse" and the prison governor in "The Great Escape" (1963).

Aside from his work in film and theatre, Biberti was also a voice actor, lending his voice to numerous radio dramas and animated films. In 1961, he was awarded the Filmband in Gold, the highest award given by the Deutscher Filmpreis, for his contributions to German film.

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