Dohm, Will

ACTOR (GERMANY)
BORN 8 Apr 1897, Köln-Delbrück - DIED 28 Nov 1948, München
REAL NAME Dohm, Wilhelm
GRAVE LOCATION München, Bayern: Waldfriedhof (103-W-12)

Will Dohm worked at a bank in Dresden after the end of the First world War. He took acting lessons with Georg Kiesau and appeared on the stage in Dresden and at the Kammerspeiel in Munich.

His first movie was "Unsere Emden" in 1928. In 1932 he played in a remake of this movie, now titled "Kreuzer Emden" and with sound. Other movies followed, among them "Tanz auf dem Vulkan" with Gustaf Grüdgens (1938). In 1938 he married Heli Finkenzeller. They had a son, Michael, and a daughter, Gaby.

During the war he was a popular actor and he played in many movies, mostly comical parts. His last part was in "Die Fledermaus" by Géza von Bolváry. In 1948 he died in Munich, aged only 51.

Family
• Wife: Finkenzeller, Heli (1938-)

Sources
Internet Movie Database
• Scheibmayr, Erich, Wer? Wann? Wo? - Teil 2 -, Weitere Persönlichkeiten in Münchner Friedhöfen, Verlag Erich Scheibmayr, München, 1997
Will Dohm – Wikipedia

Images

The grave of Will Dohm, Heli Finkenzeller and Alfred Bittins at the Waldfriedhof, Munich.
Picture by Androom (22 Aug 2007)

 


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Published: 12 Dec 2010
Last update: 12 Dec 2010