West German movie stars died in 1988

Here are 2 famous actors from West Germany died in 1988:

Gert Fröbe

Gert Fröbe (February 25, 1913 Zwickau-September 5, 1988 Munich) a.k.a. Gert Frobe, Karl Gert Frobe, Karl Gerhart Fröbe, Gert Froebe, Karl-Gerhart Froeber, Karl Gerhart "Gert" Probe, Karl Gerhart "Gert" Frobe, Fröbe Gert, Karl Gerhard Fröbe, Karl-Gerhart Fröber, Gerd Furube, Fröber Karl Gerhart, Karl Gerhart "Gert" Froebe or Karl-Gerhart Fröbe was a West German actor, violinist, voice actor, singer and screenwriter. He had three children, Utz Fröbe, Beate Fröbe and Andreas Seyferth.

Gert Fröbe is best known for his iconic role as Auric Goldfinger in the James Bond film "Goldfinger" in 1964. However, he had many successful roles both in German and English-speaking films throughout his career. He starred in several German films during the 1950s and 1960s, including "Die Brücke" (The Bridge), for which he won the Best Actor award at the 1959 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

Fröbe also appeared in international productions, such as "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" in 1968 and "Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines" in 1965. In addition to his acting career, Fröbe was also a successful violinist and performed concerts throughout Germany. He was also a voice actor and his voice can be heard in the German dubs of several Disney films, including "The Sword in the Stone" and "101 Dalmatians".

Fröbe was known for his wit, humor, and love of practical jokes on set. He was passionate about his work and made a lasting impact on the film industry, particularly in the genre of spy films. Despite his success, Fröbe remained humble and dedicated to his craft until his death in 1988.

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Kurt Raab

Kurt Raab (July 20, 1941 Kašperské Hory-June 28, 1988 Hamburg) otherwise known as Emma Kartoffel or Timmy Herrera was a West German actor, production designer, screenwriter, playwright, film art director, film director, author and set decorator.

He began his career as an actor in the late 1960s and early 1970s, working with director Rainer Werner Fassbinder in several of his films, including "The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant" and "The Marriage of Maria Braun". In addition to his work as an actor, Raab also contributed to the production design and art direction of many Fassbinder films. Later in his career, Raab began writing and directing his own films, including "The Stationmaster's Wife" and "The Blue Hour". Raab's work is often characterized by its dark themes, unconventional storytelling, and a sense of humor that is at once strange and deeply human. Despite his short career and untimely death from cancer, Raab left an indelible mark on German cinema, and his work continues to be celebrated by film enthusiasts around the world.

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