Carl Lange was born on October 30, 1909 in Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart, Germany. Lang was an incisive character actor who began in the film industry as a set painter and first appeared on stage in 1925. After an extensive theatrical career, he entered films late, at the age of 45. With his crew-cut, straight-backed military bearing and clipped speech, he was invariably cast as soldiers and gave particularly memorable performances as the head of the Gall dynasty in “Heritage of Bjorndal” (1960) and (as Colonel Munro) in Euro-western “The Last Tomahawk” (1965).
Carl appeared in four Euro-westerns: besides the “The Last Tomahawk (1965), he appeared as the Governor of New Mexico in “The Desperado Trail” (1965), as a pastor in “Duel at Sundown” (1966) and as Nicholas Morse in “Cry of the Black Wolves” (1972).
Lange died on June 23, 1999 in Ostfildern, Baden Württemberg, Germany. He was 89.
Today we remember Carl Lange on what would have been his 105th birthday.