Hardy Krüger, the first German actor to reach Hollywood, dies

He worked alongside John Wayne in “Hatari” and combined his activity in the cinema with television productions

20 ene 2022 . Updated at 11:20 a.m.

german actor Hardy Krueger, born in Berlin but living in the United States, has died at 93 years, reported sources from his agent in Hamburg. As reported by Efe, Krüger died in Palm Springs, California, where he had established his residence and where he spent much of his acting career.

Born in Berlin on April 12, 1928, Krüger is considered the first “German face” who managed to make a career in Hollywood after World War II. He had already worked as a young actor under Nazi Germany and even participated, at the age of 15, in a propaganda film for the regime.

But he achieved international recognition in Hollywood, mainly as a result of his leading role in the war film The one that got away (1957). Between 1945 and until the end of the eighties came to intervene in about 70 films, many of them shot in the United States and alongside stars like Claudia Cardinale, Sean Connery, Yul Brynner, Charles Aznavour, Catherine Deneuve Y James Stewart.



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