Monday, September 20, 2010
Remembering Rolf Römer
Rolf Specht was born on September 20, 1935 in Konigswinter, Germany. He attended the School of Film and Television in Potsdam and graduated and in 1960 joined the City Theater Senftenberg as a character actor. In 1963 he participated in several films and then became popular as Rolf Römer and a co-star in three DEFA Indian films: “The Sons of Great Bear” (1965), “Chingachgook, the Great Snake” (1967) and “Tecumseh” (1972) all starring Gojko Mitic. He then starred in several comedy films with his wife Annekathrin Burger [1937- ]. Rolf began to object to and protest the East German government especially the police. He authored and directed and acted in a controversial television series entitled “Police 110”. After the series ended so did his contracts with DEFA and GDR television. Since he was blacklisted he turned to making documentaries and became active in Russian social projects. Together with his wife he founded a kids club called The Don. Rolf received severe burns while gardening and died on March 14, 2000 in Berlin, Germany. We remember Rolf Römer on what would have been his 75th birthday.