Label: Polydor - 46 793 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: Germany • Genre: Pop • Style: Ballad, Vocal
Willy Fritsch 27 January — 13 July was a German theater and film actora popular leading man and character actor from the silent-film era to the early s. After the bankruptcy of his father inthe family moved to Berlinwhere Fritsch sr. From he attended Max Reinhardt 's drama school at the Deutsches Theaterwhere he debuted with small roles and played as understudy at times side by side with Marlene Dietrich i. Spring Awakening. He made his feature debut in films as a supporting player in 's Miss Venus and got his first important engagement Dinah - Willy* & Thomas Fritsch - Das Hab Ich von Papa Gelernt His Mysterious Adventure three years later.
InFritsch gained international attention by playing the leading character in the silent film A Waltz Dream directed by Ludwig Berger. Afterwards he was offered a United Artists contract but refused to move to the United Daniela Casa - Ricordi DInfanzia being concerned about his lack of English language knowledge.
His career was pushed now through the Ufa film company by being set as a juvenile lover in silent comedies like Chaste SusanneThe Last WaltzHungarian Rhapsody or Her Dark Secret but Fritsch was also starring in two silent films directed by Fritz Lang : the thriller Spies and the sci-fi film Woman in the Moon where he played serious characters. Again, Dinah - Willy* & Thomas Fritsch - Das Hab Ich von Papa Gelernt films gained him international success.
Inhe spoke the first sentence in a German talkie : "I'm saving money to buy a horse! Shortly after that, he was paired again with Lilian Harvey whom he had already played together twice during the mids. He mainly starred in the German versions and was sometimes replaced by Henri Garat unless his movies were dubbed. At the end of the Weimar era, he was one of the best paid actors in Germany causing large crowds of fans wherever he appeared.
When Hitler came to power inFritsch was able to continue his career in Germany. Though he had joined the NSDAP due to the pressure being put on him, Fritsch tried to avoid getting involved in Nazi propaganda except Orchestre Les Grands Maquisards - Nawelaka te Mbanda / Toleki Mingi his appearance in the aviator movie Junge Adler which earned him an entry on Goebbels' Gottbegnadeten list.
Fritsch's final film was 's I Learned It from Father Das hab' ich von Papa gelernt directed by Axel von Ambesserin which he performed together with his son Thomas.
Fritsch was married to artistic dancer Dinah Grace in and became a father of two sons. The younger one, Thomas Fritschis a successful actor as well. Fritsch died of a heart attack aged 72 and was buried at Ohlsdorf Cemetery in Hamburg. The song as performed by the Comedian Harmonists remains popular in Germany to date. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. German actor KattowitzGerman Empire. HamburgWest Germany.
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