German actors who deceased in 1982

Here are 5 famous actors from Germany died in 1982:

Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Rainer Werner Fassbinder (May 31, 1945 Bad Wörishofen-June 10, 1982 Munich) otherwise known as Franz Walsch, R.W. Fassbinder, Rainer W. Fassbinder, Franz Alsch, Franz Walsh or R.W.F. was a German writer, screenwriter, film director, actor, television director, film editor, film producer, voice actor, author, television editor and cinematographer.

Fassbinder is regarded as one of the most important figures in post-war German cinema and is known for his provocative and controversial films that explored themes such as sexuality, violence, politics, and power. Over the course of his career, he directed over 40 films, wrote over 25 screenplays, and acted in over 30 films. His notable works include "The Marriage of Maria Braun," "Ali: Fear Eats the Soul," "The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant," and "Berlin Alexanderplatz." Fassbinder was also known for his turbulent personal life and substance abuse issues, which contributed to his early death at the age of 37. Despite his short life, Fassbinder's impact on cinema is enduring, and his films continue to be studied and celebrated today.

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Curd Jürgens

Curd Jürgens (December 13, 1915 Thalkirchen-Obersendling-Forstenried-Fürstenried-Solln-June 18, 1982 Vienna) also known as Curd Jurgens, Curd Gustav Andreas Gottlieb Franz Jürgens, The Norman hulk, Curt Jurgens, Curd Jüergens, Kurt Jürgens, Curt Jürgens, Curt Juergens or The Norman Wardrobe was a German actor, journalist and film director.

He appeared in over 100 films throughout his career, including "The Longest Day", "The Spy Who Loved Me", and "The Inn of the Sixth Happiness". Jürgens was also known for his work in the theatre, with notable performances in productions of "Hamlet" and "King Lear". In addition to his acting career, Jürgens authored several books and worked as a journalist for German and Swiss publications. He was married three times and had five children. Jürgens passed away in 1982 at the age of 66 from a heart attack in Vienna, Austria.

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Werner Schwier

Werner Schwier (May 28, 1921 Stadthagen-May 3, 1982 Munich) was a German actor, voice actor and presenter.

He began his career in theater and later became a popular figure in the German film industry with notable performances in films such as "Die Ratten" (1955), "Der Engel, der seine Harfe versetzte" (1959) and "Das Konzert" (1962). Schwier was also known for his work as a voice actor, lending his voice to characters in German-dubbed versions of international films such as "The Sound of Music" and "Bedknobs and Broomsticks". In addition to his acting career, Schwier also worked as a television presenter, hosting the popular game show "Was bin ich?" from 1964-1971. He passed away in 1982 in Munich at the age of 60.

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Franz Grothe

Franz Grothe (September 17, 1908 Berlin-September 12, 1982 Cologne) a.k.a. Franz Johannes August Grothe was a German film score composer, conductor and actor.

Grothe composed music for over 150 films starting in the 1930s, including the popular 1936 film "Don't Promise Me Anything" ("Ein Lied klagt an") and the 1951 film "The White Horse Inn." He also composed popular songs such as "Illusion," "Heimat, deine Sterne," and "Bel Ami," which were widely performed by German singers. In addition to his work as a composer, Grothe also appeared as an actor in films such as "Das Fräulein von Barnhelm" and "The White Hell of Pitz Palu." He received numerous awards for his contributions to German cinema, including the 1970 Filmband in Gold for his lifetime achievement.

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Gottfried Kolditz

Gottfried Kolditz (December 14, 1922 Goldbach-Altenbach-June 15, 1982 Dubrovnik) a.k.a. Dr. Gottfried Kolditz was a German actor, film director and screenwriter. He had one child, Stefan Kolditz.

Kolditz began his career in the German film industry as an actor in the 1940s. He later transitioned into directing and screenwriting, and became one of the most prominent directors in East Germany during the 1960s and 1970s. Kolditz was known for his work in the DEFA studios, which produced films for the communist government, and he directed a number of popular films in that era.

Some of his notable films include "The Flying Dutchman" (1964), "The Sons of Great Bear" (1966), and "In the Dust of the Stars" (1976). Kolditz's style was often characterized by his use of symbolism and allegory, as well as his interest in historical and cultural themes.

Kolditz passed away in 1982 while on vacation in Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia (now Croatia), at the age of 59. His legacy, however, has endured and he is still regarded as one of the most important filmmakers in the history of East Germany.

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