Michael Ande

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Michael Ande
Born (1944-10-05) October 5, 1944 (age 72)
Bad Wiessee, Germany
Occupation Actor
Years active 1955–present

Michael Ande (born 5 October 1944, Bad Wiessee) is a German actor best known for his role as Gerd Heymann in the West German crime-drama television series Der Alte. He was a well-known German film child star during the 1950s. A German reader reports, "Michael played in mostly melodramas--those films with nice people, love and mountains, etc (sentimental film in an idealized setting). Some would consider these rather schmaltz tear-jerkers. Two words come to mind in German. The first is "Heimatfilm". Heimat is home, where I came from This kind of film stands for: very sentimental, lots of love (and some ache but with Happy End), idealistic setting, Lederhosen, Mountains, Conservative ideals, etc. The second is "Heile-Welt-Film" meaning "intact-world-film" They were, however very popular films in Germany." He played a variety of roles in these films, including choir boys. One of these films was "Der schoenste Tag in meinem Leben" (1957) in which he played a chorister in the Vienna Boys' Choir. There is an image of him, for example, on the HBC choir-film pages. Michael also played in two German films about the Trapp family: "Die Trapp-Familie" (1956) and "Die Trapp-Familie in Amerika" (1958). These films were made some years before the 1965 U.S. film musical version of the Trapp films, "The Sound of Music" was made. (The Broadway version appeared in 1959.) Michael played the role of Werner in the Trapp-films. (In "The Sound of Music" the boy's name is Kurt.) Ande like many child actors had difficulty continuing his career as an adult actor. He had problems being accepted as adult actor as he had such a youthful-looking face.

Much attention, he found in the role of Jim Hawkins on Television the Treasure Island (1966) on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, which was broadcast on Christmas 1966 for the first time.

Ande is still acting and occasionally appears on German television.

Selected filmography[edit]

  • Marianne, meine Jugendliebe (Marianne of My Youth, 1955)
  • Griff nach den Sternen (Reach for the Stars, 1955)
  • Ich weiß, wofür ich lebe (1955)
  • Zärtliches Geheimnis (1956)
  • Das Hirtenlied vom Kaisertal (1956)
  • Die Trapp-Familie (The Trapp Family, 1956)
  • El Hakim (1957)
  • Scandal in Bad Ischl (1957)
  • Der schönste Tag meines Lebens (1957)
  • Die Prinzessin von St. Wolfgang (1957)
  • The Trapp Family in America (1958)
  • Don Vesuvio und das Haus der Strolche (1958)
  • Der Arzt von Stalingrad (The Doctor of Stalingrad, 1958)
  • Wenn die Glocken hell erklingen (When the Bells Sound Clearly, 1959)
  • Peter Pan (1962), TV
  • Der kleine Lord (1962)|Der kleine Lord (1962), TV
  • Die Grotte (1963), TV
  • Verdammt zur Sünde (Condemned to Sin, 1964)
  • Die Schatzinsel (Treasure Island, 1966), TV
  • Hava, der Igel (1966), TV
  • Der schwarze Graf (1971), TV series
  • Das provisorische Leben (1971), TV
  • Fußballtrainer Wulff (1971/72), TV
  • Fuchs und Co (1972)
  • Scheibenschießen (1973)
  • Die Powenzbande (1974), TV series
  • Derrick - Season 2, Episode 3 "Nur Aufregungen für Rohn" (1975)
  • Polizeiinspektion 1 (1981–1986), TV series
  • Liebe Melanie (1983), TV
  • Eichbergers besondere Fälle (1987), TV
  • Zur Freiheit (1987), TV series
  • Café Meineid - Herzliches Beileid (1994)
  • Zurück auf Los! (2000)

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