Harry Meyen

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Harry Meyen
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Harry Meyen, Romy Schneider, Rut Brandt (1971)
Born Harald Haubenstock
(1924-08-31)31 August 1924
Hamburg, Germany
Died 15 April 1979(1979-04-15) (aged 54)
Hamburg, Germany
Occupation Actor
Years active 1948–1975
Spouse(s) Romy Schneider (1966–1975)
Children David Meyen

Harry Meyen (born as Harald Haubenstock, 31 August 1924 – 15 April 1979) was a German film actor. He appeared in more than 40 films and television productions between 1948 and 1975. In the 1960s he worked as a successful theatre director in West Germany.

Personal life[edit]

Meyen was the son of a Jewish family in Hamburg and was incarcerated during the Nazi regime.[1] He survived the Neuengamme concentration camp.

In July 1966 he married actress Romy Schneider until their divorce in 1975. Their son David Christopher (3 December 1966 – 5 July 1981) died in an accident two years after Meyen's suicide in 1979 in Hamburg.

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ "Die Königin der Schmerzen" by Matthias Matussek and Lars-Olav Beier, Der Spiegel (21 May 2007) (German)

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