Tuesday, March 3, 2009
RIP Horst Giese
Horst Giese was born in Neuruppin, Brandenburg Germany and became a stage actor in 1945. Later he appeared in television and since 1954 dedicated himself almost extensively to DEFA films. Giese appeared in nearly 50 films and many more television appearances often in small character roles. His greatest success was his portrayal of Joseph Goebbels in several films such as “Befreiung” and “Soldaten der Freiheit. Between 1972 and 1979 Giese he wrote the radio play, the music and portrayed all 26 roles in the radio play ” "Die sehr merkwürdigen Jazzabenteuer des Herrn Lehman”. In later life Giese lived in a senior citizen home in Werder before his death in a hospital in Potsdam where he died December 29, 2008. Horst Giese appeared in one East German western 1969 Weiße Wölfe (White Wolves).