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Anton Diffring
Birth: Oct. 20, 1918
Death: May 20, 1989

Character actor. He was born Anton de Vient in Koblenz, Germany. After studying acting in Berlin and Vienna, Anton Diffring headed to America via Canada to start his film career. World War II was declared and he was interned in Canada as a subversive. Released after the war, he continued to Hollywood but had little success. The 1950's found him in England where the studio's were making war movies. With his fair hair, stern face and chiseled german features, he was perfect for casting as a Nazi. His career soared appearing in numerious films, portraying vile, despicable Nazi villains. He appeared in some American movies, "Where Eagles Dare" and the "Colditz Story" but his mainstay was in English productions. Among castings in over one hundred movies were parts in "Counterpoint," "Operation Daybreak" and "Zeppelin." He was a regular on the TV series "Assignment Vienna" with guest appearences in the mini-series "The Winds of War." Diagnosed with cancer, he continued to work up until the disease took his life at his residence located in the South of France at Chateauneuj-de-Grasse. (bio by: Susan Edwards) 
St Andrew Churchyard
White Colne
Braintree District
Essex, England
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Susan Edwards
Record added: Apr 08, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8613634
Anton Diffring
Added by: Susan Edwards
Anton Diffring
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When the film called for a German officer portrayal, nobody then or now did that role better than Herr Diffring. His demeanor, ice cold at times, friendly other times, and caalculating, at all times came across always. "Where Eagles Dare," "The Heroes o...(Read more)
- Mickey-2
 Added: Feb. 8, 2017
To me you were a star GOD BLESS
- frank
 Added: Jan. 4, 2017
A shining Star in Heaven. Your were a Star on earth.
- Susan Edwards
 Added: Dec. 24, 2016
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