German actors who deceased in 1971

Here are 8 famous actors from Germany died in 1971:

Albert Lieven

Albert Lieven (June 23, 1906 Hohenstein-December 22, 1971 London) otherwise known as Albert Fritz Liévin, Albert Fritz Liévin-Liévin, Fritz-Albert Lieben or Fritz Albert Lieven was a German actor.

He was born in Hohenstein, East Prussia, Germany (now Olsztynek, Poland) and trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. He went on to become a successful actor in both British and German films, often playing suave and sophisticated characters. Some of his notable roles include the villain in the 1949 film "The Third Man" and a Nazi officer in the 1962 film "The Longest Day". Lieven also appeared in many stage productions in both Germany and the UK. He was married twice, and often worked alongside his second wife, German actress Hildegarde Neff. At the time of his death in 1971, Lieven was living in London and had become a British citizen.

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Leonard Steckel

Leonard Steckel (January 18, 1901 Ivano-Frankivsk-February 9, 1971 Aitrang) also known as Leonhard Steckel was a German actor and film director. His child is called Anya Steckel.

Steckel started his acting career in the early 1920s, performing in numerous silent films. He gained popularity for his performances in the German Expressionist films, including "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" (1920) and "Nosferatu" (1922). He continued to act in films throughout the 1930s and 1940s, often playing supporting roles.

In the 1950s, Steckel transitioned to directing and produced several films, including "Klettermaxe" (1952) and "Meine 99 Bräute" (1958). He also continued to act during this time, appearing in films and on TV.

Steckel was married three times and had several children. He was also an accomplished painter and sculptor, and his artwork was exhibited in galleries throughout Europe.

After his death in 1971, Steckel's legacy as an actor and director lived on, and his contributions to the film industry continue to be recognized today.

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Werner Peters

Werner Peters (July 7, 1918 Wiedemar-March 30, 1971 Wiesbaden) was a German actor and voice actor.

He began his acting career in 1945 at the Staatstheater Cottbus, performing in various plays until he made his film debut in 1949. Peters quickly gained recognition for his versatility and talent and went on to appear in over 150 films and television shows throughout his career. He was known for his roles in German war films, Westerns, and crime dramas. Peters was also a prolific voice actor, dubbing foreign films and shows into German, including the voice of Darth Vader in the German-dubbed versions of the Star Wars films. In addition to his acting work, Peters was a skilled painter and sculptor. He died at the age of 52 from a heart attack while on the set of the film "Leiche gesucht" (Searching for a Corpse).

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Paul Klinger

Paul Klinger (June 14, 1907 Essen-November 14, 1971 Munich) also known as Paul Karl Heinrich Klinksik was a German actor and voice actor. His children are called Christine Klinger and Michael Klinger.

Throughout his career which spanned over two decades, Paul Klinger appeared in more than 100 films and TV shows. He began his acting journey in the 1930s and quickly gained recognition for his comedic performances. He worked with many renowned directors such as Fritz Lang and Helmut Käutner. One of his most famous roles was in the 1938 comedy film "Fünf Millionen suchen einen Erben" (Five Million Look for an Heir).

During World War II, Klinger was drafted into the German military and became a prisoners of war in 1944. After the war, he returned to his acting career, appearing in films such as "Anonyme Briefe" (Anonymous Letters) and "Marienhof" (Mary's Court). Klinger was also a prolific voice actor, providing voices for numerous German-language dubbed versions of Hollywood films.

Paul Klinger passed away on November 14, 1971, in Munich, Germany, at the age of 64. He will always be remembered as one of Germany's most beloved actors.

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Helmuth Rudolph

Helmuth Rudolph (October 16, 1900 Ennigerloh-March 16, 1971 Munich) also known as Helmuth Rudolf or Helmut Rudolph was a German actor.

Rudolph began his career as a theatre actor in Berlin in the 1920s. He appeared in many popular films during the Nazi era, including "Hitlerjunge Quex" in 1933 and "Jud Süß" in 1940. After World War II, Rudolph was briefly imprisoned by Allied forces, but he was eventually released and allowed to resume his acting career. He went on to appear in over 200 films, often portraying villains or authority figures. Rudolph was known for his distinctive bald head and stern demeanor, and he remained one of the most recognizable actors in Germany until his death in 1971.

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Fritz Achterberg

Fritz Achterberg (November 2, 1880 Berlin-October 12, 1971 Weimar) was a German actor.

He began his acting career in 1906 and initially gained recognition for his performances on stage. Later on, he appeared in more than 100 films, including the 1925 silent film "Variety" and the 1930 film "The Blue Angel," alongside Marlene Dietrich. Achterberg was known for his versatility as an actor, showcasing his abilities in both dramatic and comedic roles. However, his career suffered during the rise of the Nazi party due to his connections with Jewish playwrights and performers. Despite this setback, he continued to act in smaller roles until his retirement in 1953. In addition to his acting career, Achterberg also served as a voice coach and drama teacher.

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Max Nemetz

Max Nemetz (September 7, 1886 Bremen-July 2, 1971 Bad Herrenalb) was a German actor.

He began his acting career in 1914, appearing in various silent films such as "The Living Dead" and "The Heart of a Queen". Nemetz was known for his versatile performances on stage and screen, often playing characters with a comedic edge. He continued working in the German film industry throughout the 1920s and 30s, starring in notable films like "The Man in the Saddle" and "The Immortal Vagabond". Despite facing persecution as a Jewish actor during the Nazi regime, Nemetz continued to work in the industry until 1940, when he fled to Switzerland to escape persecution. Following World War II, he returned to Germany and resumed his acting career, appearing in films such as "The Blue Angel" and "The Curse of the Yellow Snake". He continued to work in film and television until his death in 1971.

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Theodore Wilhelm

Theodore Wilhelm (November 27, 2014 Germany-November 30, 1971 London) was a German actor.

He began his acting career in the German film industry in the 1920s, appearing in several silent films. Wilhelm gained critical acclaim for his performances in various German expressionist films, such as "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" (1920) and "Nosferatu" (1922). He later transitioned to English-language films and became known for his roles in Hollywood productions such as "The Blue Angel" (1930) and "The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp" (1943). Wilhelm was also a prolific stage actor and worked extensively in theater productions throughout his career. He received numerous awards for his contributions to the arts, including the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.

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