Klaus Löwitsch

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Klaus Löwitsch (8 April 1936 – 3 December 2002) was a German actor, best known in Germany for his starring role in the television detective series Peter Strohm.

He appeared in several films directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, beginning with Pioneers in Ingolstadt (1971) and notably including Welt am Draht (1972) and The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979).

His English language films include Cross of Iron (1977), The Odessa File (1974), Firefox (1982) and Fassbinder's Despair (1978).

He was born in Berlin. He died in Munich from pancreatic cancer.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Director Notes
1956 Wo die Lerche singt Karl Hans Wolff
Der Jäger von Fall Gustav Ucicky
1958 Scherben bringen Glück Hans Fröhlich, Revuesänger Ernst Marischka
Träume von der Südsee Percy Remberg Harald Philipp
1958 Der Page vom Palast-Hotel Thomas Engel
Der Pauker Harry Engelmann Axel von Ambesser
1960 … und noch frech dazu! Bulle Rolf von Sydow
A Woman for Life Willy Heinemann
1961 Schlagerparade 1961 Haifisch Franz Marischka
1963 The Black Cobra Boogie
1967 Mädchen, Mädchen Schorsch Roger Fritz
Heißes Pflaster Köln Willy Ernst Hofbauer
1968 Bis zum Happy-End Arnold Theodor Kotulla
1970 Mädchen mit Gewalt Werner Roger Fritz
1971 Pioneers in Ingolstadt (de) Sergeant Rainer Werner Fassbinder TV Movie
The Merchant of Four Seasons Harry Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Das Messer (de) Frank Batman Rolf von Sydow (de) TV Mini-Series
1973 Desaster Urs Werther Reinhard Hauff TV Movie
World on a Wire Fred Stiller Rainer Werner Fassbinder TV Movie
Hell Hounds of Alaska (de) Lapporte Harald Reinl
Libero Jo Marvissen Wigbert Wicker
Hubertus Castle Schipper Harald Reinl
1974 Der Jäger von Fall Lenz Harald Reinl
The Odessa File Gustav Mackensen Ronald Neame
Zwei himmlische Dickschädel Kamberger Werner Jacobs
1975 Rosebud Schloss Otto Preminger
1976 Shadow of Angels Jude Daniel Schmid
Fluchtversuch Polizist in Wien Vojtech Jasný
1977 Die Brüder Frank Fachmin Wolf Gremm
Cross of Iron Cpl. Krüger Sam Peckinpah
1978 Despair Felix Rainer Werner Fassbinder
1979 Tatort: Die Kugel im Leib (de) Paco Wolfgang Staudte TV Series
The Marriage of Maria Braun Hermann Braun Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Breakthrough Uffz. Krüger Andrew V. McLaglen
Pakleni otok Petty Officer Vladimir Tadej
1980 Desideria: la vita interiore (it) Tiberi Gianni Barcelloni Corte (it)
1981 Exil Sepp Trautwein Egon Günther TV Mini-Series
Sonderdezernat K1: Die Rache eines V-Mannes Harry Wolters Alfred Weidenmann TV Series
1982 Night Crossing Schmolk Delbert Mann
Tatort: So ein Tag … (de) Rolfs Jürgen Roland TV Series
Firefox General Vladimirov Clint Eastwood
1984 Eine Art von Zorn Kai Haller Uli Edel TV Movie
1985 Tatort: Acht, neun – aus (de) Dietze Jürgen Roland TV Series
Gotcha! Vlad Jeff Kanew
Kaminsky Kaminsky Michael Lähn
1987 Treasure Island in Outer Space Captain Smollet Antonio Margheriti TV Mini-Series
1989-1996 Peter Strohm Peter Strohm TV Series, 63 episodes
1997 Das Urteil (de) Siegfried Rabinovicz Oliver Hirschbiegel TV Movie; Grimme-Preis
2001 Feindliche Übernahme - althan.com Willi Konrad Carl Schenkel
What to Do in Case of Fire? Manowski Gregor Schnitzler
2002 Extreme Ops Slobodan Pavlov Christian Duguay (final film role)

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