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 Curd Jürgens

Curd Jürgens

Birth
Munich (München), Stadtkreis München, Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Death 18 Jun 1982 (aged 66)
Vienna, Wien Stadt, Vienna (Wien), Austria
Burial Vienna, Wien Stadt, Vienna (Wien), Austria
Memorial ID 1289 · View Source
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Actor. German actor Curd Jurgens worked as a journalist until his first wife, actress Louise Basler, persuaded him to take up acting. In 1935 he began appearing on the German stage and screen, and gradually increased his career status until 1944, when he was sent to a concentration camp at the order of Dr. Goebbels. After his release he continued to appear in German films, gaining international recognition with his work in The Devil's General (1955). Jurgens went on to be a leading star of the European stage and international films; onscreen he often played urbane villains, and sometimes was cast as a Nazi. Although he appeared in over 100 films, he considered himself primarily a stage actor. He directed a few films with limited success, and also wrote screenplays. Jurgens was married five times; one of his wives was actress Eva Bartok. He authored an autobiography, Sixty and Not Yet Wise.

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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 1289
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Curd Jürgens (13 Dec 1915–18 Jun 1982), Find A Grave Memorial no. 1289, citing Zentralfriedhof, Vienna, Wien Stadt, Vienna (Wien), Austria ; Maintained by Find A Grave .