German actors who died due to Traffic collision

Here are 2 famous actors from Germany died in Traffic collision:

Willy A. Kleinau

Willy A. Kleinau (November 12, 1907 Mühlhausen-October 18, 1957 Merseburg) also known as W.A. Kleinau, Willi A. Kleinau or Willy Kleinau was a German actor.

He began his career in theater, and later transitioned to film. Kleinau appeared in over 100 films during his acting career, including "Münchhausen" (1943) and "Die Feuerzangenbowle" (1944). He gained popularity for his comedic roles and was known for his distinctive voice. Aside from acting, Kleinau was also a talented musician and songwriter, and composed several songs for films in which he appeared. Kleinau died at the age of 49 from a heart attack while filming a movie in Merseburg. Despite his short life, he was considered one of the most versatile actors of his time in Germany.

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Robert Thoeren

Robert Thoeren (April 21, 1903 Brno-July 13, 1957 Munich) also known as Franz Werner, Thoeren, R. Thoeren or Robert Thorsch was a German screenwriter and actor. His child is called Konstantin Thoeren.

Robert Thoeren was born in Brno, which was then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and grew up in Vienna. He began his career in the entertainment industry in the 1920s as an actor, appearing in several German and Austrian films. However, he is best known for his work as a screenwriter, having penned scripts for numerous films throughout the 1930s and 1940s.

Thoeren's most famous work as a screenwriter was the 1930 German film "Der Blaue Engel" (The Blue Angel), which starred Marlene Dietrich and was directed by Josef von Sternberg. The film catapulted Dietrich to international stardom and is considered a classic of German cinema.

However, Thoeren's career was cut short by World War II. He was of Jewish descent, and his work was banned by the Nazi regime. Thoeren fled to France in 1933 and then to the United States in 1939, where he continued to work as a screenwriter.

In 1946, Thoeren returned to Germany and resumed his career in the film industry. However, he struggled to regain his footing and never achieved the same level of success as he had before the war. Thoeren passed away in Munich in 1957 at the age of 54. Despite his contributions to German cinema, he remains relatively unknown outside of film circles.

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