German actors who deceased in 2014

Here are 13 famous actors from Germany died in 2014:

Siegfried Lenz

Siegfried Lenz (March 17, 1926 Ełk-October 7, 2014) was a German writer, screenwriter, novelist, actor, television producer and teacher.

He is considered one of Germany's most important post-World War II writers, known for his exploration of the complexities, challenges, and contradictions of German history and identity. Lenz's works include over 20 novels, several plays and essays, and numerous short stories. His notable works include "The German Lesson," "The Heritage," and "The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum." In addition to his writing career, Lenz taught at several universities and received numerous literary awards, including the Goethe Prize in 1998. Lenz passed away at the age of 88.

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Joachim Fuchsberger

Joachim Fuchsberger (March 11, 1927 Stuttgart-September 11, 2014 Grünwald) also known as Joachim 'Blacky' Fuchsberger, Blacky Fuchsberger, Akim Berg, Hans-Joachim Fuchsberger, Joachin Fuschsberger, Joachim Berger, Blackie Fuchsberger, Blacky, Berger, Joachim "Blacky" Fuchsberger or Jackie was a German actor, lyricist and businessperson. He had one child, Thomas Fuchsberger.

Fuchsberger started his career as a radio host and later transitioned to acting. He appeared in over 100 films and TV shows during his career, including the Edgar Wallace mysteries popular in Germany in the 1960s. He also hosted several game shows and became a popular TV presenter. In addition to his work in entertainment, Fuchsberger was involved in business ventures and was a successful entrepreneur. He authored several books and was also a lyricist for songs. Later in life, Fuchsberger became an advocate for Alzheimer's disease research and raised awareness about the disease after his wife was diagnosed with it. He passed away in 2014 at the age of 87.

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Günter Reisch

Günter Reisch (November 24, 1927 Berlin-February 24, 2014 Berlin) a.k.a. Gunter Reisch, G. Reisch or Günter Julius Hermann Reisch was a German film director, screenwriter and actor.

Reisch began his career in the film industry as an assistant director in 1949 and made his feature film directorial debut in 1956 with the film "Carbide and Sorrel". He went on to direct over 50 films in his career, including the critically acclaimed "Trace of Stones" in 1966.

Reisch was best known for his work in the East German film industry, where he was a prominent figure in the state-run DEFA studio. He gained recognition for his ability to craft entertaining films that also conveyed political messages, often challenging the authority of the East German government.

In addition to his work as a filmmaker, Reisch was also a member of the East German parliament, representing the ruling Socialist Unity Party. After the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, Reisch continued to work in the film industry and remained an active member of the filmmaking community until his death in 2014 at the age of 86.

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Klaus Herm

Klaus Herm (January 13, 1925 Berlin-May 24, 2014 Berlin) was a German actor.

He was known for his roles in numerous film and television productions, earning him a reputation as one of Germany's most beloved actors. Herm began his acting career in the mid-1940s, initially performing in theatrical productions before transitioning to film. Throughout his career, he appeared in over 130 film and television roles, often portraying complex and emotionally layered characters. Herm was awarded numerous accolades throughout his career, including the Bambi Award for his contributions to German film. In addition to his acting career, Herm was also deeply involved in the cultural life of Berlin, and was a passionate supporter of the arts.

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Horst Bollmann

Horst Bollmann (February 11, 1925 Dessau-July 7, 2014 Berlin) was a German actor.

He began his acting career in the 1940s and went on to become a prolific performer in film, television, and theater. Bollmann was known for his versatile range and ability to portray a wide variety of characters, from comedic to dramatic. He appeared in over 200 films throughout his career, including notable roles in "The Tin Drum" and "Angst essen Seele auf" (Ali: Fear Eats the Soul). In addition to his work as an actor, Bollmann also worked as a voice actor, dubbing foreign films and TV shows for German audiences. He was a beloved figure in German theater and is remembered as one of the most talented and enduring actors of his generation.

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Philipp Brammer

Philipp Brammer (August 28, 1969 Munich-July 28, 2014 Ramsau bei Berchtesgaden) was a German actor and voice actor.

Brammer began his acting career in the theater, performing in various productions across Germany. In the late 1990s, he transitioned to film and television, where his notable roles included appearances in "Tatort" and "Der Bulle von Tölz."

Aside from his on-camera work, Brammer was also a prolific voice actor in Germany, lending his voice to numerous films, television shows, and video games. Some of his most recognizable voice roles include Darth Maul in the German version of "Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace" and Bart Simpson in the German dubbed version of "The Simpsons."

Tragically, Brammer passed away in 2014 at the age of 44, leaving behind a lasting legacy in the world of German entertainment.

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Gottfried John

Gottfried John (August 29, 1942 Berlin-September 1, 2014 Utting) a.k.a. John, Gottfried was a German actor and voice actor.

He rose to international prominence through his critically acclaimed performance as the ruthless villain, General Ourumov, in the 1995 James Bond film "GoldenEye." John got his start in acting in the 1960s, performing in various theater productions before transitioning to film and television work. He went on to have a successful career, appearing in over 100 films and television shows, including "Berlin Alexanderplatz," "The Tin Drum," and "The Ogre." Alongside his acting career, John was also a prolific voice actor, lending his voice to numerous German-language audiobooks and dubbing foreign films and TV shows into German. He received several awards and accolades throughout his career, including the Order of Merit of Berlin and the National Prize of East Germany.

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Harun Farocki

Harun Farocki (January 9, 1944 Nový Jičín-July 30, 2014 Berlin) also known as H. [video] Farocki, Rosa Mercedes, Mercedes Rossa or Harun El Usman Faroqhi was a German film director, screenwriter, film producer, film editor, actor, cinematographer, author, editor and educator. His children are called Larissa Lu Faroqhi and Annabel Lee Faroqhi.

Farocki was a prolific filmmaker who directed over 120 films, including documentaries, essay films, and experimental films. He was known for his critical and political approach to film, often exploring themes of war, capitalism, and the media. He was also a writer and published numerous essays and books on film theory and criticism. Farocki was a professor at the Berlin University of the Arts, where he taught film and art. His work has been exhibited at major film festivals and museums around the world, including the Venice Biennale and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. He passed away in 2014 at the age of 70.

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Peer Augustinski

Peer Augustinski (June 25, 1940 Berlin-October 3, 2014) was a German actor.

He was best known for his voice-over work, having lent his voice to many popular characters in German-language versions of films and TV shows. Some of his notable voice-over roles include Darth Vader in the Star Wars series, Roger Rabbit in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and Eeyore in Winnie the Pooh. Augustinski also had a successful career as a stage actor, appearing in productions throughout Germany. In addition to his acting work, he was an accomplished author, having written several books including a memoir about his experiences as a voice actor titled "Ich bin Darth Vader", which translates to "I am Darth Vader". Augustinski passed away in 2014 at the age of 74.

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Mike Nichols

Mike Nichols (November 6, 1931 Berlin-November 19, 2014) also known as Mikhail Igorevich Peschkowsky or Michael Igor Peschkowsky was a German film director, film producer, theatre director, actor, comedian and writer. He had three children, Max Nichols, Jenny Nichols and Daisy Nichols.

Nichols' family fled Nazi Germany when he was a child and settled in New York City. He began his career in show business as part of a comedy duo with Elaine May, performing improvisational comedy sketches. He then went on to direct some of the most acclaimed films in cinema history, including "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?," "The Graduate," and "Angels in America." Throughout his career, Nichols won numerous awards, including an Emmy, a Grammy, an Academy Award, and multiple Tony Awards. He was also known for his work as a theater director, directing plays such as "Barefoot in the Park," "The Odd Couple," and "Death of a Salesman." Nichols passed away in 2014 at the age of 83.

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Karlheinz Böhm

Karlheinz Böhm (March 16, 1928 Darmstadt-May 29, 2014 Grödig) also known as Karlheinz Bohm, Carl Boehm, Karl Boehm, Carl Heinz, Carl-Heinz, Karl Böhm, Carl Böhm, Carl Heinz Boehm, Carl-Heinz Boehm, Carl Bohm, Karl Heinz Böhm or Karl-Heinz Böhm was a German actor and voice actor. He had seven children, Katharina Böhm, Nicolas Böhm, Aida Böhm, Kristina Böhm, Sissi Bohm, Michael Bohm and Daniela Böhm.

Böhm began his acting career in the 1940s and gained recognition for his role as Franz Joseph in the 1955 film "Sissi". He went on to star in other films such as "Peeping Tom" (1960) and "The Train" (1964). However, he is perhaps best known for his humanitarian work in Ethiopia. In 1981, he founded the human rights organization Menschen für Menschen, which aims to combat poverty and promote sustainable development in Africa. In recognition of his work, he was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit in 1991. Böhm passed away in 2014 at the age of 86.

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Walter Bockmayer

Walter Bockmayer (July 4, 1948 Rhineland-Palatinate-October 7, 2014) also known as Wally Bockmayer or Walter Bockmeyer was a German film director, screenwriter, actor, film producer and writer.

Bockmayer rose to prominence in the 1970s as a key figure in the German underground film scene. He was known for his experimental and avant-garde approach to filmmaking, often using unconventional storytelling techniques and imagery. Some of his most notable works include "Magdalena Montezuma," "Kamikaze '89," and "Die Abfahrer."

Aside from his film work, Bockmayer was also a prolific writer and had authored several books on film and culture. He was a founding member of the Akademie der Künste der Welt (Academy of the Arts of the World) in Cologne, Germany and remained active in the film and arts community until his passing in 2014.

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Fred Bertelmann

Fred Bertelmann (October 7, 1925 Duisburg-January 22, 2014 Berg) otherwise known as Bertelmann, Fred, Fred Bertelsmann or Bertelsmann, Fred was a German singer and actor.

He began his singing career in the 1950s and quickly rose to fame in Germany. Bertelmann was known for his easy-listening style of music and his romantic ballads. He released over 300 songs throughout his career, including hits such as "Der lachende Vagabund" ("The Laughing Vagabond") and "Alle Frauen dieser Welt" ("All the Women in the World").

In addition to his music career, Bertelmann also acted in several German films and television shows. He starred in the 1958 film "Schlag auf Schlag" and appeared in the TV series "Ohne Krimi geht die Mimi nie ins Bett" in the 1960s.

Bertelmann continued to perform and record music until his death in 2014 at the age of 88. He is remembered as one of the most popular and beloved singers of his time in Germany.

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