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Heinz Erhardt

  • Birth 20 Feb 1909 Riga, Riga, Riga, Latvia
  • Death 5 Jun 1979 Wellingsbuettel, Wandsbek, Hamburg, Germany
  • Burial Ohlsdorf, Hamburg-Nord, Hamburg, Germany
  • Plot Bi 66 , 605-606
  • Memorial ID 22026

Entertainer. Born in Riga, Germany, he studied to be a professional pianist and served as piano player in the marine orchestra after being drafted during World War II. After the war, he took a job at a northwest German public radio station and began his career as an entertainer with an affinity for comical puns and poems. He soon became popular public figure, performing as a comedian or a mime, on stages and in films all over Europe. His film credits include "The Viking Who Became a Bigamist" (1969), "That Can't Shake Will!" (1970), "Our Willi is the Best" (1971) and "Willi Manages the Whole Thing" (1972). He received the prestigious German Distinguished Service Cross, just four days before his death from a stroke in Hamburg, Germany.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 5 May 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22026
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Heinz Erhardt (20 Feb 1909–5 Jun 1979), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22026, citing Ohlsdorfer Friedhof, Ohlsdorf, Hamburg-Nord, Hamburg, Germany ; Maintained by Find A Grave .