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.

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Director Notes
1971 Pioneers in Ingolstadt (de) Sergeant Rainer Werner Fassbinder TV film
The Merchant of Four Seasons Harry Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Das Messer (de) Frank Batman Rolf von Sydow (de) TV miniseries
1973 Desaster Urs Werther Reinhard Hauff TV film
World on a Wire Fred Stiller Rainer Werner Fassbinder TV film
Hell Hounds of Alaska (de) Lapporte Harald Reinl
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 Daniel Schmid
Die Brüder Frank Fachmin Wolf Gremm
1977 Cross of Iron Krüger Sam Peckinpah
1978 Despair Felix Rainer Werner Fassbinder
1979 Tatort: Die Kugel im Leib (de) Paco Wolfgang Staudte TV
Breakthrough Krüger Andrew V. McLaglen
The Marriage of Maria Braun Hermann Braun Rainer Werner Fassbinder
1980 Desideria: la vita interiore (it) Tiberi Gianni Barcelloni Corte (it)
1981 Exil Sepp Trautwein Egon Günther TV miniseries
Sonderdezernat K1: Die Rache eines V-Mannes Harry Wolters Alfred Weidenmann TV
1982 Night Crossing Schmolk Delbert Mann
Tatort: So ein Tag... Rolfs Jürgen Roland TV
Firefox General Vladimirov Clint Eastwood
1984 Eine Art von Zorn Kai Haller Uli Edel TV film
1985 Tatort: Acht, neun - aus Dietze Jürgen Roland TV
Gotcha! Vlad Jeff Kanew
Kaminsky Kaminsky Michael Lähn
1987 Treasure Island in Outer Space Captain Smollet Antonio Margheriti TV miniseries
1989-1996 Peter Strohm Peter Strohm TV series, 63 episodes
1997 Das Urteil (de) Siegfried Rabinovicz Oliver Hirschbiegel TV film; 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

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