German actresses who deceased in 1988

Here are 7 famous actresses from Germany died in 1988:

Wera Engels

Wera Engels (May 12, 1905 Kiel-November 16, 1988 Munich) also known as Vera Engel, Vera Engels or Véra Engels was a German actor.

Engels began her acting career on stage in the 1920s, performing at theaters in Berlin and Vienna. She later transitioned to film, appearing in nearly 100 films throughout her career. Some of her most notable roles include "The Blue Angel" (1930), "M" (1931), and "L'Atlantide" (1932).

Engels was known for her beauty and elegance, often portraying sophisticated and refined characters. However, she was also able to tackle more complex roles, such as the troubled protagonist in "Don't Promise Me Anything" (1937).

During World War II, Engels fled Germany and went into exile in Switzerland. She later returned to Germany and continued her acting career. In addition to her work in film, Engels also appeared in several television shows in the 1960s and 70s.

Engels was married to German actor Eduard von Winterstein from 1931 until his death in 1961. She died at the age of 83 in Munich, Germany.

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Nico (October 16, 1938 Cologne-July 18, 1988 Ibiza) a.k.a. Christa Paffgen, Christa Päffgen, Nicol, Krista Nico, Nico Otzak or Krista Päffgen was a German model, actor, lyricist, musician, singer-songwriter, film score composer and composer. She had one child, Christian Aaron Boulogne.

Nico first gained international fame as a model in the 1950s and 1960s, working for high-profile fashion designers such as Coco Chanel and Christian Dior. She then transitioned into acting, appearing in several European films in the 1960s, including Federico Fellini's "La Dolce Vita" (1960).

In the late 1960s, Nico became involved in the New York City music scene, collaborating with Andy Warhol's art collective The Factory and performing with the Velvet Underground. She released her debut solo album, "Chelsea Girl," in 1967, featuring contributions from members of the Velvet Underground and Bob Dylan.

Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Nico continued to release music, often exploring darker and more experimental sounds. She also struggled with drug addiction and personal demons, and her career suffered as a result. Despite this, her influence on the music of her time and subsequent generations has been profound, and her work is still celebrated today.

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Brigitte Horney

Brigitte Horney (March 29, 1911 Berlin-July 27, 1988 Hamburg) a.k.a. Biggy or Brigitte HorneyLMF was a German actor and voice actor.

She made her debut on stage in 1929, and went on to become a leading actress in German theater and film in the 1930s and 1940s. Horney was known for her versatility as an actress, and played a range of characters from femme fatales to mothers and grandmothers.

She appeared in more than 50 films throughout her career, including the classic German films "Stürme der Leidenschaft" and "Münchhausen". Horney also worked as a voice actor, lending her voice to the German dubs of Hollywood films such as "Gone with the Wind" and "The Wizard of Oz".

During World War II, Horney served as an interpreter for the German army, and was briefly imprisoned by the French after the war. She continued to act in both stage and screen productions after the war, and was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit in 1972 for her contributions to German culture.

Horney was married twice, and had one daughter. She passed away in Hamburg in 1988 at the age of 77.

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Gertrude Welcker

Gertrude Welcker (July 16, 1896 Dresden-August 1, 1988 Danderyd Municipality) a.k.a. Gertrude Welker was a German actor.

She started her career as a stage actress in Berlin during the 1920s and appeared in a number of German silent films before moving to Hollywood in the early 1930s. Welcker is best known for her role as Frau Schmidt in the film "The Sound of Music" (1965), but she also appeared in other films such as "The Boogie Man Will Get You" (1942) and "The Invisible Man's Revenge" (1944). After the war, she returned to Germany and continued to act in films and on stage. In addition to her acting career, Welcker was also a painter and photographer.

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Johanna Hofer

Johanna Hofer (July 30, 1896 Berlin-June 30, 1988 Munich) also known as Johanna Hofer-Kortner was a German actor.

She studied at the Max Reinhardt Seminar in Berlin and made her stage debut in 1919. She went on to become a successful stage and screen actress in Germany, working with notable directors such as Max Reinhardt and Fritz Lang. Her film career began in 1920 with the silent movie Das wandernde Bild. Some of her notable film credits include roles in the films Kameradschaft (1931), Der geheimnisvolle Mister X (1934), and Der Weisse Ärger von 1936. In addition to her acting career, Hofer was also an accomplished stage director and drama teacher. Her contributions to the arts were recognized with numerous awards including the Bavarian Order of Merit in 1969, and the Joseph-Schumpeter-Preis in 1987.

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Mary Kid

Mary Kid (August 8, 1901 Hamburg-October 29, 1988 Hamburg) was a German actor.

She started her acting career on stage in the 1920s and eventually transitioned to film in the 1930s. Kid appeared in over 100 films throughout her career, often playing supporting roles. Some of her most notable performances include roles in "Munchhausen" (1943), "The Devil's General" (1955), and "The Hound of Blackwood Castle" (1968).

In addition to her acting, Kid was also a voice-over artist and lent her voice to dubbing foreign films for German audiences. She worked as a dubbing artist for over 40 years.

Kid received several awards for her contribution to the German film industry, including the Filmband in Gold for her lifetime achievement in 1973. She retired from acting in the early 1980s and passed away in 1988 in her hometown of Hamburg, Germany.

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Ursula Deinert

Ursula Deinert (October 17, 1910 Berlin-December 21, 1988 East Berlin) was a German actor and dancer.

Deinert began her career in the 1930s as a dancer, performing on both stage and screen. She starred in several German films throughout the 1940s and 1950s, including "Kapriolen" (1937), "Der Schatten des Herrn Monitor" (1940), and "Die Geliebte" (1951). In the 1960s, she transitioned to television, appearing in several popular series in East Germany. In addition to her acting career, Deinert was also a talented painter and sculptor, and her artwork has been exhibited in galleries throughout Germany. She was awarded the National Prize of East Germany for her contributions to the arts in 1966.

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