West German musicians died at 65

Here are 3 famous musicians from West Germany died at 65:

Emil Jannings

Emil Jannings (July 23, 1884 Rorschach, Switzerland-January 2, 1950 Strobl) a.k.a. Theodor Friedrich Emil Janenz was a West German actor, film producer and film art director.

Emil Jannings was renowned for his versatile acting skills and is considered to be one of the greatest actors of the silent film era. He appeared in over 100 films and worked with renowned directors such as F.W. Murnau and Josef von Sternberg. Jannings won the first-ever Academy Award for Best Actor in 1929 for his role in the films "The Way of All Flesh" and "The Last Command". However, his career was greatly affected by his close association with the Nazi regime and he was shunned by the film industry after World War II. Despite this, Jannings remains a celebrated figure in the history of German cinema.

Jannings started his acting career as a theater actor before making his film debut in 1914. He quickly became a popular figure in German cinema, playing diverse roles ranging from the heroic to the villainous. He excelled in portraying complex characters, and his performances were praised for their emotional depth and authenticity.

In addition to his acting, Jannings was also a film producer and art director. He co-founded a film production company, Parufamet, in 1925 and produced several successful films, including "Variety", directed by E.A. Dupont. However, with the rise of the Nazi party, Jannings became an ardent supporter of the regime and made several propaganda films for them. As a result, he was accused of being a Nazi collaborator after the war, and his films were banned in many countries.

Despite the controversies surrounding his personal life, Jannings' contributions to the film industry are widely recognized. His performances in classic films like "The Last Laugh" and "Faust" continue to inspire actors and filmmakers today. Some of his famous co-stars include Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo, and Louise Brooks.

He died in liver cancer.

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Werner R. Heymann

Werner R. Heymann (February 14, 1896 Königsberg-May 30, 1961 Munich) also known as Werner-Richard Heymann, Werner Richard Heymann, Werner Heyman, Werner Heymann or W.R. Heymann was a West German film score composer and composer.

Genres he performed include Film score.

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Klaus Kinski

Klaus Kinski (October 18, 1926 Sopot-November 23, 1991 Lagunitas, California) also known as Klaus Günter Karl Nakszynski, Klaus Kinsky, Nikolaus Günther Nakszynski, Klaus Gunther Nakszynski or Klais Kinski was a West German actor, musician, author, soldier, screenwriter, film director, voice actor and narrator. He had three children, Nastassja Kinski, Nikolai Kinski and Pola Kinski.

His albums: Kinski singt und spricht Brecht.

He died in myocardial infarction.

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