April 12, 1904|
Gross Streitz, Province of Pomerania, Imperial Germany
|Died||November 23, 1984
Paul Victor Ernst Dahlke (April 12, 1904 – November 23, 1984) was a German stage and film actor.
Dahlke was born in Gross Streitz (today Strzezenice, Poland) near Köslin in Farther Pomerania. He visited school in Köslin, Stargard and passed his Abitur in Dortmund in 1922. Dahlke started to study at the Clausthal University of Technology and the Technical University of Berlin but also attended some lectures in German philology and dramatics.
In 1927 Dahlke was a scholar of Max Reinhardt's drama school and appeared at different stages in Berlin and Munich in 1929. He became a member of the Deutsches Theater ensemble in 1934 until its closedown in 1944 and was awarded a Staatsschauspieler in 1937. Throughout the 1930s he worked with popular actors like Emil Jannings, Zarah Leander, Lil Dagover or Lída Baarová.
After World War II Dahlke worked at the Staatsschauspiel Munich and embodied characters like Carl Zuckmayer's Des Teufels General or Professor Higgins in George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion. He became popular by several TV productions in the 1970s, e.g. his appearance in The Old Fox, Derrick or Der Kommissar.
- 1937: Staatsschauspieler
- 1966: Culture Award of the Pomeranian Landsmannschaft
- 1974: Filmband in Gold
- 1979: Great Cross of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany Bundesrepublik Deutschland
- Paul Dahlke at the Internet Movie Database
- Paul Dahlke at www.filmportal.de
- Photographies of Paul Dahlke