BORN 13 Apr 1908, Königsberg - DIED 28 Jul 1959, New York City, New York|
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Landeseigener Friedhof Dahlem, Königin-Luise-Straße 57 (Feld 5 (Abt. 23 - 3))
Son of a civil servant. He studied acting at the school of the Prussian Staatstheater for two years and in 1929 he joined the ensemble of that theatre. He was engaged there until the theatre closed because of the war in 1944.
In 1932 he made his first movie, "Ja, treu ist die Soldatenliebe". He appeared twice in movies with Heinz Rühmann, but his parts were relatively small. He also worked as a voice actor, providing German spoken translations for Hollywood movies.
He married the actress Ursula Diestel. During a stay with his daughter in New York he died from a heart attack. He was buried in Berlin.
Ernst, Helmut & Heinrich Stümbke, Wo sie ruhen..., Kleiner Führer zu den Grabstätten bekannter Berliner in West und Ost, Stapp Verlag, Berlin, 1986
Internet Movie Database
Mende, Hans-Jürgen, Lexicon Berliner Grabstätten, Haude & Spener, 2005