Death Place Matching "Germany" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Adolf Hitler
Self | Triumph des Willens
Born the fourth of six children to Austrian customs officer Alois Hitler--who had been married twice before--and the former Klara Polzl, Adolf Hitler grew up in a small Austrian town in the late 19th century. He was a slow learner and did poorly in school. He was frequently beaten by his ...
2. Oskar Werner
Actor | Jules et Jim
Remote, somewhat morose and, as a result, intriguing, Viennese talent Oskar Werner was born in 1922, not far from the birthplace of "Waltz King" Johann Strauss, and christened Oskar Josef Bschließmayer. His parents divorced when he was fairly young.
While growing up, Oskar found performing in school...
3. Eva Renzi
Actress | Funeral in Berlin
Tall, blonde, busty and radiant, Eva Renzi created a sensation when she rose to stardom in her native West Germany in the mid-60s. Born to a 17-year-old French mother and a 49-year-old Danish father, Eva's childhood was everything but happy. Her parents got divorced when she was three, and her ...
4. Christiane Schmidtmer
Actress | The Big Doll House
Christiane Schmidtmer was born in Mannheim, Germany. She took acting lessons in Munich and worked in the stage in Germany from 1961-1963, then turned to photographic modeling for German nude magazines and later, Playboy. She also modeled for advertising companies, namely Max Factor cosmetics, ...
5. Hugh Beaumont
Actor | Leave It to Beaver
Beaumont began his career in show business by perfoming in theatres, nightclubs, and on the radio in 1931. He attended the University of Chattanooga, but left when his position on the football team was changed. He later attended the University of Southern California, and graduated with a Master of ...
6. Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Writer | Faustrecht der Freiheit
Above all, Rainer Werner Fassbinder was a rebel whose life and art was marked by gross contradiction. Openly homosexual, he married twice; one of his wives acted in his films and the other served as his editor. Accused variously by detractors of being anticommunist, male chauvinist, antiSemitic and...
7. Christine Kaufmann
Actress | Taras Bulba
Born in Austria to a French mother and a German father, young Christine Kaufmann conquered the hearts of post-war German movie audiences in movies like Der schweigende Engel (1954), Ein Herz schlägt für Erika (1956) and, most famously, Rosen-Resli (1954). Discovered at the tender age of ...
8. Horst Buchholz
Actor | La vita è bella
On the cast list of The Magnificent Seven (1960), you will find several names that doubtless you know well: Charles Bronson, Steve McQueen, and Yul Brynner. But there is one name that you will have difficulty pronouncing, let alone identifying as an actor you have seen before. That man is Horst ...
9. Dieter Laser
Actor | The Human Centipede (First Sequence)
Dieter Laser is a German actor. He is known to English-speaking audiences for his roles: Mantrid in Lexx, Prof. Otto Blaettchen in The Ogre and Dr. Joseph Heiter in The Human Centipede (First Sequence), for which he won Best Actor at the Austin Fantastic Fest. In 1975, he was awarded the German ...
10. Karin Dor
Actress | You Only Live Twice
Born Kätherose Derr in Wiesbaden, Karin Dor studied acting and ballet at school and began in films as an extra. The attractive redhead made an indelible impression on Austrian director Harald Reinl (who became her first husband in 1954) and this paved the way to higher profile roles. Her first ...
11. Gert Fröbe
Actor | Goldfinger
Tall, portly built German born actor (and talented violinist) who notched up over 100 film appearances, predominantly in German-language productions. He will forever be remembered by Western audiences as the bombastic megalomaniac "Auric Goldfinger" trying to kill Sean Connery and irradiate the ...
12. Max Schreck
Actor | Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens
Max Schreck was born in Berlin. He worked in an apprenticeship until his father's death before enrolling into a school for acting. He toured the country with his peers and was a member of several theaters until he became a part of Max Reinhardt's group of innovative German actors. He played mostly ...
13. Ulrich Mühe
Actor | Das Leben der Anderen
Ulrich Mühe was born on June 20, 1953 in Grimma, East Germany. He was an actor and director, known for The Lives of Others (2006), Funny Games (1997) and Der letzte Zeuge (1998). He was previously married to Susanne Lothar, Jenny Gröllmann and Annegret Hahn. He died on July 22, 2007 in Walbeck, ...
14. Jóhann Jóhannsson
Composer | Last and First Men
Jóhann Jóhannsson was born on September 19, 1969 in Reykjavík, Iceland. He was a composer and writer, known for Last and First Men (2020), The Theory of Everything (2014) and Sicario (2015). He died on February 9, 2018 in Berlin, Germany.
15. Hildegard Knef
Actress | Jeder stirbt für sich allein
Hildegard Frieda Albertine Knef was born on December 28, 1925 in Ulm, Germany. In 1940, she began to study acting. Even before the fall of the Third Reich, she appeared in several films, but most of them were only released after the war. To avoid being raped by Soviet soldiers, she dressed like a ...
16. Leni Riefenstahl
Producer | Das blaue Licht - Eine Berglegende aus den Dolomiten
Leni Riefenstahl's show-biz experience began with an experiment: she wanted to know what it felt like to dance on the stage. Success as a dancer gave way to film acting when she attracted the attention of film director Arnold Fanck, subsequently starring in some of his mountaineering pictures. With...
17. Günter Meisner
Actor | Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
Günter Meisner was born on April 18, 1926 in Bremen, Germany. He was an actor and director, known for Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971), The Boys from Brazil (1978) and In a Glass Cage (1986). He was previously married to Gisela Albrecht Meisner. He died on December 5, 1994 in Berlin, ...
18. Wolfgang Preiss
Actor | A Bridge Too Far
Born in Nuremberg on February 27, 1910, the son of a school teacher, well-known German actor Wolfgang Preiss started studying philosophy and theatre sciences alternately (including dance training) and made his stage debut in 1932 in Munich. He appeared in many theatres throughout his country in the...
19. Ulli Lommel
Actor | Strangers in Paradise
Widely known for his frequent collaborations with Rainer Werner Fassbinder, a creative partnership which lasted 10 years and produced over 20 films, Ulli Lommel is one of the most consistently creative filmmakers to come from the New German Cinema movement.
The son of German comic performer Ludwig ...
20. Anton Walbrook
Actor | The Red Shoes
This dark, debonair, dashing and extremely distinguished Austrian actor was christened Adolf Wohlbrück in Vienna, the scion of a family of circus clowns. He broke away easily from generations of tradition as the circus life had no appeal whatsoever to Walbrook.
Trained by the legendary director Max ...
21. Gottfried John
Actor | Astérix & Obélix contre César
Gottfried John was born on August 29, 1942 in Berlin, Germany. He was an actor, known for Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar (1999), GoldenEye (1995) and The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979). He was previously married to Brigitte. He died on September 1, 2014 in Utting am Ammersee, Bavaria, Germany.
22. Susanne Lothar
Actress | Funny Games
Susanne Lothar was born on November 15, 1960 in Hamburg, Germany. She was an actress, known for Funny Games (1997), The White Ribbon (2009) and Anna Karenina (2012). She was previously married to Ulrich Mühe. She died on July 21, 2012 in Berlin, Germany.
23. Dorrie Kavanaugh
Actress | Dark Shadows
Dorrie Kavanaugh was born on July 12, 1945 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. She was an actress, known for Dark Shadows (1966), Hester Street (1975) and The Edge of Night (1956). She was previously married to Kristjan Johannsson. She died on December 31, 1983 in Bonn, West Germany.
24. Heinz Rühmann
Actor | Ein Mann geht durch die Wand
Heinz Rühmann was born on March 7, 1902 in Essen, Germany. He was an actor and producer, known for Ein Mann geht durch die Wand (1959), The Captain from Köpenick (1956) and The Good Soldier Schweik (1960). He was previously married to Hertha Droemer, Hertha Feiler and Maria Herbot. He died on ...
25. Heidi Brühl
Actress | Hochzeit auf Immenhof
Heidi Brühl was born on January 30, 1942 in Gräfelfing, Bavaria, Germany. She was an actress, known for Hochzeit auf Immenhof (1956), The Gypsy Baron (1962) and Ferien auf Immenhof (1957). She was previously married to Brett Halsey. She died on June 8, 1991 in Starnberg, Bavaria, Germany.
26. Max Ophüls
Director | La ronde
Director Max Ophüls was born Max Oppenheimer in Saarbrücken, Germany. He began his career as a stage actor and director in the golden twenties. He worked in cities such as Stuttgart, Dortmund, Wuppertal, Vienna, Frankfurt, Breslau and Berlin. In 1929 his son Marcel Ophüls was born in Frankfurt, ...
27. Michael Ballhaus
Cinematographer | GoodFellas
Michael Ballhaus was a German cinematographer. He worked on many American films, including Baby It's You (1983), Old Enough (1984), After Hours (1985), The Color of Money (1986), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), Goodfellas (1990), Dracula (1992), The Age of Innocence (1993), Gangs of New York ...
28. Ursula Reit
Actress | Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
Ursula Reit was born on March 5, 1914 in Wuppertal, Germany. She was an actress, known for Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971), Der Teufelsschüler (1973) and The Devil's Female (1974). She died on November 9, 1998 in Germany.
29. Paul Hubschmid
Actor | Bagdad
The son of an accountant, Paul Hubschmid was born, raised and schooled in Schoenenwerd, Switzerland. He trained for an acting career at the Max Reinhardt Seminar of Dramatic Art in Vienna and first appeared on stage at the Vienna Volkstheater in 1937. His motion picture debut took place the ...
30. Barbara Valentin
Actress | Welt am Draht
Barbara Valentin was born on December 15, 1940 in Vienna, Austria. She was an actress, known for World on a Wire (1973), Our Man in Jamaica (1965) and Horrors of Spider Island (1960). She was previously married to Helmut Dietl, Rald Lüders and Ernst Reichardt. She died on February 22, 2002 in ...
31. Eddie Constantine
Actor | Alphaville: Une étrange aventure de Lemmy Caution
Iconic American-born singer and actor in international films since the 1950s. Born in L.A. to Russian immigrant parents, Constantine studied voice in Vienna. He returned to the US, where his singing career wavered and he found work as a film extra. Constantine first achieved fame in Paris, where he...
32. Karl Michael Vogler
Actor | Patton
Tall, dark-haired German leading actor, the son of a blacksmith. Vogler was educated in Innsbruck and Vienna, where he studied psychology and art history, in addition to taking acting classes on the side. He made his theatrical debut in Innsbruck in 1950, then acted in classical roles on stage in ...
33. Helmut Griem
Actor | Cabaret
Helmut Griem was born on April 6, 1932 in Hamburg, Germany. He was an actor, known for Cabaret (1972), The Damned (1969) and Fabrik der Offiziere (1960). He was previously married to Helga Koehler. He died on November 19, 2004 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.
34. Hans Christian Blech
Actor | The Longest Day
Hans Christian Blech was born on February 20, 1915 in Darmstadt, Germany. He was an actor, known for The Longest Day (1962), Battle of the Bulge (1965) and Wer zu spät kommt - Das Politbüro erlebt die deutsche Revolution (1990). He was previously married to Erni Wilhelmi. He died on March...
35. Dean Reed
Actor | Sing, Cowboy, sing
Dean Reed was born September 22, 1938, in Denver Colorado. He went to Hollywood where he signed a record contract with Capitol Records in 1958, but his third single, "Our Summer Romance" was so popular in South America he went to tour there. More popular than Elvis Presley, he stayed to enjoy his ...
36. Raimund Harmstorf
Actor | Siegfried und das sagenhafte Liebesleben der Nibelungen
A tall, athletic bear of a man, Raimund Harmstorf rose to stardom on the strength of a single role: the amoral, brutal, self-righteous captain Wolf Larsen (a Nietzschean 'superman', if there ever was one) in Jack London's The Seawolf (1971). Harmstorf's was a genuinely chilling, mesmerizing ...
37. Birol Ünel
Actor | Gegen die Wand
Birol Ünel was born on August 18, 1961 in Silifke, Mersin, Turkey. He was an actor, known for Head-On (2004), Enemy at the Gates (2001) and Soul Kitchen (2009). He died on September 3, 2020 in Berlin, Germany.
38. Ernst Deutsch
Actor | The Third Man
Ernst Deutsch was born on September 16, 1890 in Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary [now Czech Republic]. He was an actor, known for The Third Man (1949), Der Prozeß (1948) and Isle of the Dead (1945). He was previously married to Anuschka Fuchs. He died on March 22, 1969 in West Berlin, West ...
39. Antje Weisgerber
Actress | Der Landarzt
Antje Weisgerber was born on May 17, 1922 in Königsberg, East Prussia, Germany [now Kaliningrad, Russia]. She was an actress, known for The Country Doctor (1987), Die Nibelungen (1967) and Ein Schloß in Schweden (1967). She was previously married to Reinhard Schilling and Horst Caspar. She ...
40. Thomas Fritsch
Actor | Das schwarz-weiß-rote Himmelbett
He was a dashing romantic heartthrob of the 1960s, the scion of illustrious show business parents. Thomas was born in Dresden, the son of pre-war Ufa Film matinee idol Willy Fritsch and the actress and dancer Dinah Grace. He studied drama, ballet and singing in Hamburg and made his theatrical debut...
41. William Dieterle
Actor | Faust: Eine deutsche Volkssage
Born in Ludwigshafen, Germany, Wilhelm Dieterle was the youngest of nine children of parents Jacob and Berthe Dieterle. They lived in poverty, and when he was old enough to work, young Wilhelm earned money as a carpenter and a scrap dealer. He dreamed of better things, though, and theater caught ...
42. George S. Patton
Self | Nazi Concentration Camps
George S. Patton III was a highly successful and highly controversial general who held Corps- and Army-level commands during World War II. Because of his great competence as a battlefield commander, Patton might have led the American troops during the invasion of Normandy; however, his impolitic ...
43. Camilla Horn
Actress | Faust: Eine deutsche Volkssage
The daughter of a railroad official, Camilla Horn was educated in Germany and Switzerland. She initially trained as a dressmaker and received her first job experience in a fashion salon in Erfurt. This was merely a stepping stone for a performing career which began with dance lessons in Berlin and ...
44. Siegfried Rauch
Actor | Patton
Siegfried Rauch was born on April 2, 1932 in Landsberg am Lech, Bavaria, Germany. He was an actor, known for Patton (1970), Der Idiot (1968) and Irgendwie und sowieso (1986). He was previously married to Karin Rauch. He died on March 11, 2018 in Untersöchering, Bavaria, Germany.
45. Cornell Borchers
Actress | The Divided Heart
Tall, blonde, turquoise-eyed Cornell Borchers was born of Lithuanian ancestry and studied medicine before turning towards a career in the performing arts. She attended drama classes from 1947 to 1948 and was discovered for films by the director Arthur Maria Rabenalt. She made a few German films ...
46. Hans von Borsody
Actor | A Bridge Too Far
Hans von Borsody was born on September 20, 1929 in Vienna, Austria. He was an actor, known for A Bridge Too Far (1977), Cliff Dexter (1966) and Don Juan (1955). He was previously married to Karin Dittmann, Rosemarie Fendel, Alwy Becker and Heide Keller. He died on November 4, 2013 in Kiel, ...
47. Götz George
Actor | Der Totmacher
Götz George, born in Berlin in 1938, is the son of the famous actor Heinrich George and his wife, the actress Berta Drews. After first appearances on the stage of Berlin's Hebbel Theater during his childhood, Götz George was trained as an actor by the recognized teacher Else Bongers. At the age of ...
48. Frank Giering
Actor | Funny Games
Born and raised in Magdeburg (Germany), Frank Giering gained first stage experience as a background actor at the former known "Maxim-Gorki" theatre Magdeburg". During this time the desire arose to become an actor even though he said at a later time, that this desire was mainly animated due to his ...
49. Barbara Lass
Actress | Ewa chce spac
Barbara Kwiatkowska was a girl from the Polish countryside. One day, she took part in a competition called "Piekne dziewczyny na ekrany" ("Pretty Girls on to the Screens"). She won and landed the title role of "Ewa Bonecka" in the comedy Eva Wants to Sleep (1958) as the main prize. During filming, ...
50. David Hurst
Actor | The Boys from Brazil
Son of Austrian parents, born into an atmosphere of theater. His father was Max Reinhardt's associate. Came with a "Kindertransport" to England, later went to Ireland to study art. His first experience was with a Belfast repertory company. During the war, he served with the Irish Fusiliers, after ...