Sunday, June 27, 2010

Remembering Volker Vogeler

Volker Albert Leopold Vogeler was born on June 27, 1930 in Bad Polzin, Germany. After his schooling he arrived in Dresden in 1951 and worked at various jobs including a farm laborer. He would later study at Humbolt University in Berlin and the the University of Göttingen studying German history and philosophy. From 1956 until 1958 he studied at the University of Film and Television in Munich before again working in different occupaitons such as mining and logging. Volker then became a screenwriter and director of industrial films, documentaries and then began working in television. He made his TV debut in 1967 with “Das Bild”. He followed this up with more films and wrote 200 scripts for the series “Der Alte”. He directed 13 films between 1967 and 2000. Among his films were two Euro-westerns: “Yankee Dudler” (1973) and “Valley of the Dancing Widows” (1974). Volker died on April 16, 2005 in Hamburg, Germany. We remember Volker Vogeler today on what would have been his 80th birthday.

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