|Birth: ||Dec. 24, 1914|
|Death: ||Jan. 27, 2007|
Novelist, Dramatist, Screenwriter. A very prolific German author, he sometimes wrote under the names "Alex Berg" or "Herbert Dührkopp". Born in Hagen, Westphalia, Reinecker began to write short stories already as a high school student. In 1936 he moved to Berlin, where he became editor-in-chief of a youth magazine, Jungvolk. In the same year he also co-authored a book, "Jugend in Waffen" ("Armed Youth"). In 1943 he was editor-in-chief of a book entitled "Der Pimpf" about the training system of the Hitler Youth. In the early 1940s Reinecker also wrote a number of plays, among them "Das Dorf bei Odessa" and "Der Mann mit der Geige". In 1944 he wrote an award-winning screenplay, "Junge Adler" ("Young Eagles"). After the war, he started working for radio and television. At the same time he wrote screenplays for the series of German feature films of the 1960s that were loosely based on Edgar Wallace's novels as well as TV adaptations of Francis Durbridge novels and plays. In the late 1960s Reinecker and producer Helmut Ringelmann wanted to create a truly German police detective. At first tentatively conceived as a "German Maigret", Reinecker's Kommissar Keller soon metamorphosed into a fully-fledged character. Erik Ode was chosen to play Keller in the TV series, "Der Komissar", which was finally launched in 1969 and which became a huge success. In 1974, Reinecker and Ringelmann started a new, similar series, "Derrick". He was married twice, with two children from his first marriage. (bio by: Frank K.)
Hilmar Reinecker (1944 - 2001)*
Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Frank K.
Record added: Nov 24, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23072850
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