Caspar, Horst

ACTOR (GERMANY)
BORN 12 Jan 1913, Radegast, Anhalt - DIED 27 Dec 1952, Berlin: Dahlem
BIRTH NAME Caspar, Horst Joachim Arthur
CAUSE OF DEATH internal bleeding
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Landeseigener Friedhof Dahlem, Königin-Luise-Straße 57 (Feld 7 (007/75-76) (Ehrengrab))

Horst Casper was the son of an army officer. He learned acting from the actresses Lucie Höflich and Ilka Grüning. In 1933 he was engaged at the Theatre in Bochum and in 1938 he moved to the Kammerspiele in Munich. In 1940 he went to the Schillertheater in Berlin where he worked until it was closed during the war in 1944. Although he was partly Jewish he was allowed to work and he had a part in the movie "Kolberg" (1945). In 1944 he married the actress Antje Weisgerber and towards the end of the war he was very successful as Hamlet at the Deutschen Theater.

After the war he was engaged at the Schauspielhaus in Düsseldorf and he played Faust in the German television production by Wilhelm Semmelroth. He died in 1952, aged only 39.

Family
• Wife: Weisgerber, Antje (1944-1952)

Related persons
• was pupil to Höflich, Lucie

Images

The grave of Antje Weisgerber at the Landeseigener Friedhof Dahlem, Berlin.
Picture by androom (24 Aug 2006)

 

Sources
Horst Caspar – Wikipedia


Cassel, Ernest Joseph

Published: 01 Jul 2012
Last update: 25 Jan 2022