Simon, Günther

ACTOR (GERMANY)
BORN 11 May 1925, Berlin - DIED 25 Jun 1972, Berlin
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Dorotheenstädtischen Friedhof (CD)

Simon Günther saw action in Normany during the invasion by the Allied forces. He was taken prisoner by the Americans who transported him to a camp in Colorado.

Back in Germany he took acting lessons at the school of the Hebbeltheater in Berlin. He debuted in Köthen and was engaged at Schwerin from 1948 until 1950. There he met his wife Magaritha, a dancer. They had three sons.

After short engagements in Dresden and Leipzig he returned to Berlin, where he switched to the movies. By 1955 he was among the best known actors in the DDR. He became a member of the SED and was in the management of the DEFA-Studios for the SED. During the sixties he mainly worked for television.

Sources
Berlin Dorotheenstädtischen Friedhof, Berlin
Simon, Günther :-> Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, Berliner Bezirkslexikon von A-Z

Images

The grave of Günther Simon at the Dorotheenstädtischen Friedhof, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (26 Mar 2007)

 


Skarbek, Krystyna

Published: 17 Jun 2007
Last update: 17 Jun 2007