German actors who deceased in 2004

Here are 8 famous actors from Germany died in 2004:

Helmut Griem

Helmut Griem (April 6, 1932 Hamburg-November 19, 2004 Munich) was a German actor and theatre director.

Griem began his acting career in the late 1950s, and quickly gained fame for his roles in both film and theater. He was particularly known for his performances on stage, and was a regular performer at Munich's famous Residenztheater.

Throughout his career, Griem appeared in a number of internationally acclaimed films, including the 1972 classic "Cabaret." He also worked extensively in television, and was widely regarded as one of Germany's most versatile and accomplished actors.

In addition to his acting work, Griem also directed a number of successful productions for the stage. He was known for his innovative and daring approach to theater, and was especially celebrated for his work on contemporary plays.

Griem continued to work in film, television, and theater until his death in 2004, leaving behind a rich legacy of memorable performances and groundbreaking productions.

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Wilhelm von Homburg

Wilhelm von Homburg (August 25, 1940 Berlin-March 10, 2004 Puerto Vallarta) a.k.a. Norbert Grupe, Wilhem Von Homburg, The Boxer Beatle, The German answer to Muhammad Ali, Wilhelm von Homberg, Prinz Wilhelm von Homburg or Prinz von Homburg was a German actor, wrestler and professional boxer.

Born in Germany during World War II, Wilhelm von Homburg began his career as a boxer, earning the nickname "The German Muhammad Ali" due to his boxing skills and charisma in the ring. He then became a wrestler, performing under the name "The Boxer Beatle" and became a regular on the German wrestling circuit.

In the 1970s, Wilhelm von Homburg turned his attention to acting and landed several small roles in German films before making his Hollywood debut in the 1980s. He appeared in several blockbuster films, including "Die Hard" and "Ghostbusters II", where he played the memorable role of Vigo the Carpathian. His unique appearance and imposing presence made him a popular character actor in Hollywood.

Sadly, Wilhelm von Homburg passed away in 2004 at the age of 63 while on vacation in Mexico. Despite his relatively short career, he remains a beloved figure in both the worlds of entertainment and sports.

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Werner Schumacher

Werner Schumacher (May 4, 1921 Berlin-April 18, 2004 Bremen) also known as Werner Schuhmacher was a German actor.

He began his career in theater before transitioning to film and television. Schumacher appeared in over 70 films and TV series throughout his career, earning critical acclaim for his performances. He was also a prolific voice actor, lending his voice to many German-dubbed versions of popular films and animated series. Schumacher was well-known for his versatility as an actor, able to play both comedic and dramatic roles with ease. In addition to his acting work, he was also a devoted environmental activist, advocating for conservation and sustainable living. Schumacher passed away in 2004 at the age of 82, leaving behind a lasting legacy on German cinema and entertainment.

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Carl Raddatz

Carl Raddatz (March 13, 1912 Mannheim-May 19, 2004 Berlin) also known as Werner Fritz or Karl Werner Fritz was a German actor. His child is called Christoph Raddatz.

Raddatz began his acting career in 1933 and appeared in over 130 films during his career. He was particularly known for his roles in war and historical films such as "Kolberg" (1945) and "The Bridge" (1959). Raddatz also had a successful career as a voice actor, dubbing foreign films into German. He received numerous awards for his work, including the National Prize of East Germany for Art and Literature. In addition to his acting career, Raddatz was also an accomplished writer, penning several books including his autobiography "The Actor". He died in Berlin at the age of 92.

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Frederick Jaeger

Frederick Jaeger (May 29, 1928 Berlin-June 18, 2004 Majorca) also known as Manfred Frederick Jaeger or Frederick Jaegar was a German actor.

He was best known for his roles in classic British television shows such as "The Avengers," "The Saint," and "Doctor Who." Jaeger began his acting career in Germany before moving to Britain in the 1950s. He worked extensively in television, film, and theater throughout his career, both in Britain and internationally. In addition to his acting work, Jaeger was also a talented voice artist, lending his voice to numerous radio dramas and audiobooks. He passed away in Majorca at the age of 76.

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Michael Mellinger

Michael Mellinger (May 30, 1929 Kochel-March 17, 2004 London) a.k.a. Michael Melinger was a German actor and musician.

He began his career in theater in the 1950s and later transitioned to film and television. Mellinger appeared in numerous German and international productions throughout his career, including the popular television series "Tatort" and the film "The Odessa File." He was also an accomplished musician, playing the violin and piano. Mellinger was married twice, first to actress Dorothea Wieck and later to writer and director Carolin Otto. He died in 2004 in London at the age of 74.

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Arik Lavie

Arik Lavie (March 9, 1927 Leipzig-June 29, 2004 Tel Aviv) also known as Lavie, Arik, Arich Lavi or Leo Alexander Inselsbacher was a German actor.

Born to a Jewish family, Lavie’s family fled Germany in 1933 and settled in Palestine. In his early years, Lavie worked in a variety of jobs before becoming a successful singer and songwriter. During the 1960s and 1970s, he wrote several hit songs, which became popular not only in Israel but also internationally.

Aside from his musical career, Lavie was also involved in theater and film. He acted in numerous productions, including the Israeli film “Sallah Shabati,” which was nominated for an Academy Award in 1964. He later went on to direct and produce a number of films and plays.

Throughout his career, Lavie was honored with several awards including the prestigious Israel Prize, the country’s highest cultural honor, which he received in 1998. Despite suffering from Parkinson’s disease later in life, Lavie continued to perform and inspire others with his music and talent until his death in 2004.

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Rolf Möbius

Rolf Möbius (July 27, 1915 Riesa-June 4, 2004 Berlin) otherwise known as Rolf Moebius was a German actor.

Möbius was born in Riesa, Saxony, Germany, and began his acting career in 1935 at the age of 20. He was initially featured in small theater performances and later appeared in films, making his on-screen debut in "Männer vor der Ehe" (1936). Throughout his career, he was known for his versatile talent and played leading and supporting roles in numerous movies and TV productions.

During World War II, Möbius served in the German army, and upon his return, he resumed his acting career. He later became a popular character actor in East Germany and starred in several notable productions, including "Die Abenteuer des Werner Holt" (1965), "The Legend of Paul and Paula" (1973), and "Solo Sunny" (1980).

Möbius received numerous awards for his work, including the National Prize of East Germany in 1954, and the GDR Merit Award in 1974. In addition to his acting career, he also worked as a theater director and taught acting at the Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts in Berlin.

Möbius died in 2004 in Berlin, Germany, at the age of 88. His legacy as an actor and theater director continues to be remembered by his fans and colleagues as one of the most talented actors of his generation.

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