Famous Germans – Theo Lingen

“Theo Lingen (10 June 1903 – 10 November 1978), born Franz Theodor Schmitz, was a German actor, film director and screenwriter. He appeared in more than 230 films between 1929 and 1978, and directed 21 films between 1936 and 1960.” (source Wikipedia) Fancy reading about him in German? Here is the German Wikipedia page about … Read more

German actors: Joachim Fuchsberger

German actor Joachim Fuchsberger was born on the 11th March 1927 in Stuttgart and died on the 11th September 2014 in Grünwald, Bavaria.   Joachim, also known as ‘Blacky’, Fuchsberger was a successful actor and TV host. He played many good characters in Edgar Wallace films. I found a few interesting videos on YouTube, some I will … Read more

German actors: Götz George

German actor Götz George was born on the 23rd July 1938 in Berlin and died on the 19th June 2016 in Hamburg. His acting career started off on stage and with small film roles until in 1981 he became Horst Schimanski in Tatort. Tatort is the longest-running German TV drama, showing feature-length episodes with different actors … Read more

German actors: Willy Millowitsch

German stage and TV actor Willy Millowitsch was born on the 8th January 1909. He had his own theatre, the Volkstheater Millowitsch in Cologne (now in the hands of his son Peter). For non Germans he was probably most known for his part in ‘National Lampoon’s European Vacation’ (German title ‘Hilfe, die Amis kommen’), but for … Read more

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