German actors who died due to Pneumonia

Here are 8 famous actors from Germany died in Pneumonia:

Horst Buchholz

Horst Buchholz (December 4, 1933 Berlin-March 3, 2003 Berlin) also known as Horst Werner Buchholz, Horst Bucholz, Henry Bookholt, The James Dean of German Cinema, Hotte or The German James Dean was a German actor. He had two children, Christopher Buchholz and Beatrice Buchholz.

Buchholz began his acting career in 1952 and rose to fame with his role in the movie "Die Halbstarken" (The Half-Strong Ones) in 1956. He gained international recognition with his role in "The Magnificent Seven" in 1960, alongside Hollywood legends such as Steve McQueen and Charles Bronson. Buchholz continued to work in both German and international films throughout the 1960s and 1970s.

Aside from his work in film, Buchholz was also a passionate supporter of political causes. He was a vocal advocate for social justice and often used his platform to speak out against racism and fascism. In addition, he was a strong supporter of the peace movement and was a prominent figure in demonstrations promoting peace.

Buchholz was known for his distinctive looks and edgy on-screen persona, which earned him comparisons to James Dean. Although he passed away at the age of 69, his legacy in German cinema and beyond lives on.

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William Fairbanks

William Fairbanks (May 24, 1894 St. Louis-April 1, 1945 Los Angeles) was a German actor.

He appeared in over 200 films between 1915 and 1945. Fairbanks initially pursued a career in journalism, but eventually turned to acting and made his film debut in "The Mystery of the Double Cross" in 1917. He was often cast as a villain or a heavy due to his imposing stature and rugged features. Fairbanks worked with some of the top directors of his time, including Fritz Lang and Ernst Lubitsch. He also appeared in several films with his cousin, the famous actor Douglas Fairbanks Jr. William Fairbanks' last film was "Jungle Queen" in 1945, which was released posthumously. He died of a heart attack at the age of 50.

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Alfred Struwe

Alfred Struwe (April 22, 1927 Malbork-February 13, 1998 Potsdam) was a German actor.

He was best known for his work in film and television, appearing in over 50 films and numerous television shows throughout his career. Struwe was born in Malbork, Poland and grew up in Germany, where he studied acting at the Humboldt University of Berlin. He began his acting career in the 1950s, and quickly gained recognition for his talent and versatility on stage and screen. In addition to his work as an actor, Struwe was also a talented director and producer, helping to create many successful television shows and films. Throughout his career, he received numerous awards and accolades for his contributions to the arts, and remains a beloved figure in German entertainment history. Struwe passed away in Potsdam, Germany in 1998 at the age of 70, but his legacy as a talented actor and filmmaker lives on.

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Veit Harlan

Veit Harlan (September 22, 1899 Berlin-April 13, 1964 Capri) was a German film director, screenwriter, actor, writer and film producer. His children are called Thomas Harlan, Maria Körber and Susanne Körber.

Veit Harlan's career as a filmmaker began in the early 1930s, and he earned much critical acclaim for his work during the Nazi era. He was particularly known for his propaganda films, including "Jud Süss", which has been widely criticized for its anti-Semitic themes. After World War II, Harlan was brought to trial for his association with the Nazi regime, but was acquitted due to lack of evidence. He continued to work in the film industry, producing and directing numerous films throughout the 1950s and early 1960s. Despite his success as a filmmaker, Harlan's legacy has been overshadowed by his controversial past and his association with the Nazi propaganda machine. Today, his work is viewed through a critical lens, and many of his films are considered problematic due to their use of racist and anti-Semitic themes.

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Ivan Desny

Ivan Desny (December 28, 1922 Beijing-April 13, 2002 Ascona) also known as Yvan Desny, Ivan Nikolai Desnitskij, Juan Desny, Ivan Nikolai Desnitzky, Иван Десни or Ivan Gums was a German actor.

He was born in Beijing (formerly known as Peking) to Russian parents and spent his childhood traveling around the world with his father, who was a diplomat. Desny started his acting career in Paris in the 1940s, starring in French movies such as "Les Amants de Montparnasse" and "Les Yeux Noirs". He later moved to Germany, where he became a popular actor in both movies and television, often playing suave and sophisticated characters. Some of his notable films include "The Marriage of Maria Braun", "La Bonne Soupe", and "The Longest Day". Desny was also fluent in several languages and lent his voice to many dubbed versions of foreign films. He died in Ascona, Switzerland at the age of 79.

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Peter Voss

Peter Voss (June 29, 1891 Barmissen-January 9, 1979 Nortorf) a.k.a. Peter Voß was a German actor.

He began his career in the theater and acted in a number of productions before making his way to film. Voss starred in over 150 films during his career, including several silent films in the 1920s. He became a prominent actor in Nazi Germany and was known for his roles in propaganda films, but later in his life he regretted his involvement in those films. After World War II, Voss continued acting and appeared in various German films and TV shows until his retirement in the 1960s. Outside of acting, Voss was also a writer and published several books including autobiographies and poetry collections.

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Eugen Klöpfer

Eugen Klöpfer (March 10, 1886 Thalheim-March 3, 1950 Wiesbaden) a.k.a. Eugen Gottlob Klöpfer was a German actor.

He began his acting career in the early 1900s and made his film debut in 1913. He appeared in over 200 films throughout his career, including silent movies and talkies. Klöpfer was known for his versatility as an actor, playing a wide range of roles in dramas, comedies, and historical films.

During the Nazi era, Klöpfer continued to act in films, including propaganda films, and was a member of the Nazi party. After World War II, he was arrested and held in an internment camp for several years. He was later released and returned to acting, appearing in a few more films before his death in 1950.

Klöpfer was recognized for his contributions to German cinema with several awards throughout his career, including the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.

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Max Adalbert

Max Adalbert (February 19, 1874 Gdańsk-September 7, 1933 Munich) otherwise known as Maximilian Adalbert Krampf was a German actor and comedian.

Adalbert began his career as a stage actor in various theaters across Germany. He quickly gained popularity for his comedic performances and was considered to be one of the greatest comic actors of his time. Adalbert also acted in several films, including the silent movie "The Man Without Nerves" (1914) and the sound film "The Congress Dances" (1931).

Aside from his acting career, Adalbert was also known for his social and political activism. He was a member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany and actively campaigned for workers' rights. Adalbert's involvement in politics saw him imprisoned during World War I for his anti-war sentiments.

Adalbert's life was tragically cut short at the age of 59 due to a heart attack. Despite his untimely death, Adalbert's legacy as a talented actor and political activist continues to be celebrated in Germany.

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