Fritz Umgelter

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Fritz Umgelter
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Umgelter in the early 1960s
Born(1922-08-18)18 August 1922
Stuttgart, Germany
Died9 May 1981(1981-05-09) (aged 58)
Occupation(s)television director, television writer, film director
Known forDer Winter, der ein Sommer war

Fritz Umgelter (18 August 1922 – 9 May 1981) was a German television director, television writer, and film director.

Umgelter worked mainly in television as both a writer and director. He received directing credit for 68 TV films or series, and received writing credits for 22 TV films or series segments.[1] He also directed 7 cinema films (of which he received directing credit for 6),[2] but these were not critically acclaimed, and he remains best known for his television works.


In 1967 his television film, Bratkartoffeln inbegriffen (based on the play Chips with Everything by Arnold Wesker), he won the Teleplay Award at the Baden-Baden TV Film Festival [de].[3] This award is presented by the Deutsche Akademie der Darstellenden Künste and is a German analog to a BAFTA or Emmy Award.


His film releases were:

His television work includes:


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