Henryk Vogelfänger

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Henryk Vogelfänger
Born Henryk Vogelfänger
(1904-10-04)4 October 1904
Lemberg, Galicia, Austria-Hungary (now Lviv, Ukraine)
Died 6 October 1990(1990-10-06) (aged 86)
Warsaw, Poland
Other names Henry Barker
Occupation Lawyer, Actor, Comedian

Henryk Vogelfänger (4 October 1904 – 6 October 1990),[1] stage name Tońko, was a Polish actor. He lived in prewar Lwów (now Lviv, Ukraine) where he worked as a lawyer. Together with Kazimierz Wajda he was the star of the Polish Radio comedy duo Szczepko and Tońko of Wesoła Lwowska Fala, which was widely popular in Poland.[2]


Pure-blood Leopoldian, he was a graduate of the Stanisław Staszic's 6th Junion High School in Lwow. After graduating from the University, in 1935 he opened his own law office. In 1933, together with Kazimierz Wajda ("Szczepko"), he began his comedy carrier in Wesoła Lwowska Fala. During the IIWW he was a part of French actore troupe, in England and the western front. He was a soldier in General Maczek's First Division. After the war, he went to Great Britain, where he was known as Henry Barker, he returned to Poland in 1988. He died on October 6, 1990 and was buried in London.


Year Film Role Notes
1936 Będzie lepiej Tońko
1939 The Vagabonds Antoni Tytylyta (Tońko)
1939 Serce batiara Tońko unfinished due to World War II

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  1. ^ Henryk Vogelfänger at the Polish Internet Movie Database (Polish)
  2. ^ Lwów i jego mieszkańcy Przekrój, Jerzy Janicki (Polish)

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