German actors who deceased in 1978

Here are 11 famous actors from Germany died in 1978:

Rochus Gliese

Rochus Gliese (January 6, 1891 Berlin-December 22, 1978 Berlin) otherwise known as Murglie was a German screenwriter, film director, film art director, production designer, actor and costume designer.

Gliese began his career in the film industry as an actor in 1914, before transitioning to work behind the camera as a screenwriter and director. He is best known for his work as a production designer and art director, and was involved in the creation of the sets and costumes for many films during the 1920s and 1930s.

Gliese worked on several iconic films, including "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" (1920), "M" (1931), and "The Blue Angel" (1930). He also collaborated with notable directors such as Fritz Lang and Josef von Sternberg.

During World War II, Gliese continued to work in the film industry, but struggled to find success in the post-war period. He retired in the 1950s and lived out the rest of his life in Berlin, where he passed away in 1978 at the age of 87.

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Theo Lingen

Theo Lingen (June 10, 1903 Hanover-November 10, 1978 Vienna) also known as Lingen, Theo or Franz Theodor Schmitz was a German actor, film director, screenwriter and musician. He had one child, Ursula Lingen.

Lingen began his career as a pianist and comedian, and made his first film appearance in 1927. He appeared in over 230 films over the course of his career, including notable roles in "The Congress Dances" (1931), "The Merry Widow" (1952), and "The Haunted Castle" (1960). In addition to his film work, Lingen also directed several films and wrote screenplays. He was a popular figure in German-speaking countries, and his comedic talents made him a beloved personality. In addition to his entertainment work, Lingen was also a member of the resistance during World War II, and worked to smuggle Jewish individuals out of Germany. After the war, he continued his entertainment career until his death in 1978 at the age of 75.

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Ewald Balser

Ewald Balser (October 5, 1898 Elberfeld-April 17, 1978 Vienna) was a German actor.

He began his acting career on stage in Germany before transitioning to film in the 1930s. Balser appeared in over 100 films throughout his career, often playing authoritative or intellectual characters. He is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Emperor Francis Joseph I of Austria in the 1955 film "Sissi" and its sequels. Balser also had a successful career in Austria, appearing in numerous productions at the Burgtheater in Vienna. He was highly respected by his peers and was awarded the title Kammerschauspieler (chamber actor) by the Austrian government in 1952.

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Harry Domela

Harry Domela (November 27, 2014 Latvia-November 27, 1978 Maracaibo) was a German actor and writer.

He was a prominent figure in German Expressionism, known for his nuanced performances and his deep understanding of human emotions. Domela's acting career began in the 1920s and lasted until his death. He appeared in over thirty films, including Fritz Lang's "Spies" and "Dr. Mabuse the Gambler", and was also known for his stage work. In addition to his acting, Domela was a prolific writer and was involved in several leftist political organizations throughout his life. He was forced to flee Germany in the 1930s due to his political beliefs and eventually settled in Venezuela, where he continued to act until his death. Despite his significant contributions to German cinema, Domela remains relatively unknown outside of film history circles. However, he is remembered for his talent and dedication to his craft, as well as his commitment to social justice.

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Peter Vogel

Peter Vogel (March 22, 1937 Munich-September 21, 1978 Vienna) was a German actor. His child is called Nikolas Vogel.

Peter Vogel began his acting career in the 1960s with the Munich Kammerspiele Theater Company. He was known for his roles in avant-garde and experimental theater productions. Vogel also appeared in several films, including "Kir Royal" (1986) and "Zwei Münchner in Hamburg" (1989). Tragically, Vogel's life was cut short when he died at the age of 41 due to a heart attack in Vienna. Despite his brief career, Vogel is remembered as a talented and innovative actor who made important contributions to German theater and cinema. His son Nikolas Vogel followed in his father's footsteps and also became an actor.

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Werner Finck

Werner Finck (May 2, 1902 Görlitz-July 31, 1978 Munich) a.k.a. Finck, Werner or Werner Fink was a German comedian, actor, author and screenwriter.

He began his career in the 1920s as a cabaret performer in Berlin, known for his political satire and biting humor. However, during the Nazi regime, Finck's material was deemed subversive and he was banned from performing. He continued to write and publish under a pseudonym, but was eventually arrested and sent to a concentration camp in 1943. After the war, Finck resumed his career and became a beloved figure in German entertainment, known for his sharp wit and incisive commentary on contemporary society. He appeared in several films and TV shows and continued to perform live until his death in 1978. Today, he is remembered as one of Germany's most iconic comedians and a courageous voice against tyranny and oppression.

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Robert Gilbert

Robert Gilbert (September 29, 1899 Hamburg-March 20, 1978 Minusio) a.k.a. Robert David Winterfeld was a German screenwriter, film score composer, composer, lyricist, singer and actor.

He began his career as a lyricist in Berlin during the 1920s and went on to collaborate with some of the most famous composers of his time, including Friedrich Hollaender and Werner Richard Heymann. Gilbert's work in film included writing the lyrics for the famous song "Falling in Love Again" sung by Marlene Dietrich in the film "The Blue Angel". He also acted in a few films, including "M" directed by Fritz Lang. Gilbert was forced to flee Germany in 1933 due to his Jewish ancestry and settled in Switzerland where he continued to work in the entertainment industry. After World War II, he returned to Germany and continued to write song lyrics and film scores until his death in 1978.

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Albert Lippert

Albert Lippert (December 17, 1901 Oldenburg-February 21, 1978 Schlehdorf) was a German actor.

He began his acting career in 1920, and soon became a well-known character actor in German cinema. During the Nazi era, Lippert was able to continue his acting work, appearing in numerous films, although some of his Jewish colleagues were not so lucky. After World War II, Lippert managed to continue his career, and he appeared in a number of popular films in the 1950s and 1960s. One of his most famous roles was in the 1958 film "The Trapp Family" (German: "Die Trapp-Familie"), which was based on the true story of the von Trapp family who fled Austria during the Nazi era. Lippert played the role of the family's family friend and musical director, Franz Wasner.

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Ernst Winar

Ernst Winar (September 3, 1894 Leiden-June 28, 1978 Leiden) also known as Wilhelm Joseph Carl von Eichhoff, Joseph Carl von Eichhoff or Joseph Wilhelm Carl von Eichhof-Winar was a German film director, actor, film editor and screenwriter.

He was born to a German father and Dutch mother, and spent his early childhood in the Netherlands before his family moved to Germany. Winar began his career in the early 1910s as an actor, and later transitioned to directing and screenwriting. He directed over 70 films throughout his career, many of which were popular in Germany during the 1920s and 1930s. In the late 1930s, he left Germany due to his opposition to Nazi ideology and settled in the Netherlands, where he changed his name to Ernst Winar. After World War II, he returned to Germany and continued his career in film until his retirement in the 1960s. Winar is remembered for his contributions to German cinema during the silent and early sound era.

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Alfred Braun

Alfred Braun (May 3, 1888 Berlin-January 3, 1978 Berlin) was a German screenwriter and actor.

Braun began his career in the German film industry in the early 1910s and appeared in over 160 films as an actor, often in supporting roles. He also wrote screenplays for several films, including the 1944 drama "Die Degenhardts" (The Degenhardts). In addition to his work in film, Braun was also a prolific theater actor and director, working at various theaters in Berlin, Vienna, and Munich throughout his career. He retired from acting in the 1960s, but continued to write and direct for the stage. Braun was married to actress Rosemarie Stack until her death in 1969, and the couple had two children together.

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Franz Loskarn

Franz Loskarn (May 3, 1890 Munich-April 23, 1978 Munich) also known as Franz Loscarn was a German actor.

Loskarn began his acting career in the early 1910s, appearing in various productions in Munich. He gained popularity for his roles in films such as "The Decameron" (1923) and "Tartuffe" (1925). During the Nazi era, he continued to act in films, but his roles were significantly reduced. After World War II, he returned to acting, appearing in a number of films and television shows including "The Adventures of Arsene Lupin" (1957) and "Der Schwur des Soldaten Pooley" (1968). Loskarn was also active in the theater, both as an actor and director. He received numerous awards throughout his career, including the Bavarian Order of Merit in 1965.

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