Heinz Schimmelpfennig

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Heinz Schimmelpfennig (6 April 1919 in Berlin, Germany – 31 December 2010 in Gernsbach, Baden-Württemberg, Germany) was a German actor and director.

Heinz Schimmelpfennig
Born 6 April 1919
Berlin, Germany
Died 31 December 2010 (2011-01-01) (aged 91)
Gernsbach, Germany
Years active 1951-1996

After leaving school, Schimmelpfennig trained as a designer until 1939. He then joined as a soldier in World War II, before being wounded in 1942 and leaving the forces.[1]

After his recovery, he found a job as a camera assistant at the UFA in Babelsberg. He then realised that he wanted to become an actor himself, so in 1943, he studied two years of studying acting at the Max Reinhardt Seminar in Vienna.[2]

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  1. ^ "Heinz Schimmelpfennig biography". Retrieved April 8, 2012. 
  2. ^ "The Life". Retrieved April 8, 2012.