Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Remembering Rolf Ludwig

Rolf Erik Ludewig was born on July 28, 1925, in Stockholm Sweden. His parents were innkeepers and after he graduated from primary school he became a printer's apprentice. He was a fighter pilot during World War II. Rolf was shot down and was sent to a prison camp in Sheffield, England and became involved in the camp theater. After the war he participated in roles in German theater groups. He joined the Deutsches Theater and remained a member through the rest of his life. He appeared in a number of DEFA films billed as Rolf Ludwig, among which was his only Euro-western playing Kid Kearney in “Fatal Error” (1969). He became a narrator in documentary films and on radio. Ludwig died on March 28, 1999 in Berlin, Germany. Today we remember Rolf Ludwig on what would have been his 85th birthday.

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