19 April, 2017

Heinz Reincke

Karl-Heinz Reincke was a German-born actor, long-based in Vienna.

Rüdiger Joswig

Rüdiger Joswig is a German actor and synchron .

Joswig became a sought- after actor in the GDR after a schauspielausbildung at the Theaterhochschule in Leipzig and also performed numerous roles in productions of the DEFA and the DFF alongside his theater engagements, including at the state theater Cottbus .

Following an unsuccessful application for leave, Joswig received a ban on employment in the GDR in 1982. In 1987, he was able to leave the Federal Republic of Germany and became known to the general public as a captain Ehlers from the ZDF television series Küstenwache . As a synchron, Joswig gave his voice to Tom Berenger , Gary Oldman and Michael York .

Rüdiger Joswig is the father of four children and since 2003 married with the actress Claudia Wenzel.

Joswig is also a passionate pipe-maker. For this reason, he received the prize of the pipe of the year .

Horst Keitel

Horst Keitel was a German actor and synchron .

Keitel received his first engagement as a stage actor in Heiligenstadt in 1946 , where he remained under contract until 1951. Other theaters were Greifswald , Altenburg , Berlin and Hamburg . Keitel also worked extensively for film and television; He gained great popularity, especially through his serial roles. He played in 13 episodes of the series Försterhorn as well as in 39 episodes of the crime series On behalf of Madame the secret service Homer Halfpenny . His best-known role was that of the cheeky lawyer Reginald Prewster as a watchdog of Percy Stuart ( Claus Wilcke ), which he accompanied in 52 episodes during his adventures, whereby he hoped to be included in the exclusive Excentric Club. For the latter, Keitel received a Bambi in silver in 1970.

Keitel also worked regularly as a synchron. He was, among others, the German voice of John Carradine in Jesse James and revenge for Jesse James as well as " Q " ( Desmond Llewelyn ), James Bond's tricks specialist , in Her Majesty's Secret Service . Keitel also worked as a radio playwright (among others in Kleine Hexe Klavi-Klack ).

Horst Keitel was married to Herta Kravina , with whom he was often on the stage together. The couple was found dead on 6th November 2015 in his apartment in Berlin-Charlottenburg. After the police investigation, a joint suicide was issued. 

Siegfried Rauch

Siegfried Rauch is a German film and television actor. He has been an actor for over 40 years, in approximately 200 productions.

Rauch studied drama at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. Additionally, he attended private drama lessons. Since 1958, he has performed at different theatres, beginning with Bremen (until 1962), and followed by Berlin, Munich and Hamburg.

In the 1970s Rauch appeared in the 1970 Hollywood film Patton as Captain Steiger. In Le Mans (1971), Rauch played the race driver Erich Stahler who is Steve McQueen's rival. In Samuel Fuller's The Big Red One, Rauch played a German army sergeant, the counterpart of Lee Marvin's character, who experiences the same events as Marvin only from a German perspective. Other Hollywood productions in which Rauch appeared were The Eagle Has Landed (1976) and Escape to Athena (1979).

His most famous leading act on German 1970s television was Thomas Lieven in Es muss nicht immer Kaviar sein (It Can't Always Be Caviar), based on the spy fiction novel by Johannes Mario Simmel. His various other roles on television established his career as an actor in Germany.

Since 1997, Rauch has continuously appeared in Das Traumschiff, one of the most-watched television series in Germany; from 1999 to 2013 he played the captain. In this rôle he was preceded by Heinz Weiss and is succeeded by Sascha Hehn starting with the 2014-screening.

Hans Clarin

Hans Clarin was a German actor.

He became a well-known voice actor of characters in children audio plays, particularly the kobold Pumuckl (including its TV and cinematic film adaptations), the German voice of René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo's diminutive Gaulish hero Asterix (in circa 30 German audioplay adaptations of the Asterix comic books, produced and published 1986-1992 under the Europa label), and the ghost Hui Buh.

Norbert Blüm

Norbert Blüm is a German politician who was a federal legislator from North Rhine-Westphalia, Chairman of the CDU there (1987–1999), and a minister for labor and social affairs (for 16 years in the government of Helmut Kohl).

Born in Rüsselsheim, he trained as a toolmaker at Adam Opel AG in the town. During this time he was a founding member of the local Scout Group within the Deutsche Pfadfinderschaft Sankt Georg. Later he studied German language and literature, history and philosophy.

Especially during his political career, Blüm has been an outspoken critic of the agenda and conduct of Scientology. As a consequence, he has been a target of Scientology advocates who claimed that the organization was a victim of religious discrimination in Germany.

He received the Leipzig Human Rights Award in 2001.

Robert Schwan

Robert Schwan was a German football manager.

Schwan joined FC Bayern in 1962 as an honorary Spielausschuss chairman. In 1964 he became the first full-time manager in German football and at the same time a personal manager of Franz Beckenbauer . This personal conflict of interests led Beckenbauer to Cosmos New York in 1977 to Schwan's dismissal as Bayern manager. He was followed by Walter Fembeck . Schwan later became a member of the Supervisory Board of Hertha BSC .

With its innovations, Schwan played a decisive role in the rise of Bavaria Munich to the European top. His most famous sentence was "I know only two sensible people: Robert Schwan in the morning and Robert Schwan in the afternoon."

Siegfried Lenz

Siegfried Lenz was a German writer of novels, short stories and essays, as well as dramas for radio and the theatre. In 2000 he received the Goethe Prize on the 250th Anniversary of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's birth.

Siegfried Lenz was born in Lyck, East Prussia; now Ełk, Poland, the son of a customs officer. After graduating in 1943, he was drafted into the Kriegsmarine.

At the University of Hamburg he studied philosophy, English, and literary history. His studies were cut off early when he became an intern for the daily newspaper Die Welt, where he served as an editor from 1950 to 1951. It was there he met his future wife, Liselotte whom he married in 1949.

In 1951, Lenz used the money he had earned from his first novel Habichte in der Luft to finance a trip to Kenya. During his time there, he wrote about the Mau Mau Uprising in his short story "Lukas, sanftmütiger Knecht". After 1951 Lenz worked as a freelance writer in Hamburg, where he joined the Group 47 group of writers. Together with Günter Grass, he became engaged with the Social Democratic Party and championed the Ostpolitik of Willy Brandt.

In 2003, Lenz joined the Verein für deutsche Rechtschreibung und Sprachpflege (Society for German Spelling and Language Cultivation) to protest the German orthography reform of 1996.

He died at the age of 88 on 7 October 2014 in Hamburg.

After his death, a previously unpublished novel, Der Überläufer (The Turncoat), which Lenz had written in 1951, was published. Unwelcome in the cold-war era, this novel about a German soldier who defects to Soviet Union forces, was found among his effects.