Sunday, April 22, 2012

RIP Manfred Richter

German actor Manfred Richter died in a Berlin hospital on April 20, 2012. He was 68. Born on January 3, 1944 in Magdeburg, Germany, he was a lathe operator and boxer in Magdeburg and Berlin before being discovered by Ulrich Thein for his film “Titel hab' ich noch nicht” which a young boxer is the main character. He then attended the Schöneweider School of Drama from 1964-1967 followed by engagements at the Freiberg Theater Group in Dresden and then Berlin until 1977 when he became a freelance actor. Manfred will be remembered for his participation in many television films and series including “Geschichten über'n Gartenzaun", "Bei Neuhaus' zu Haus", and a number of  "Staatsanwalt" and "Polizeiruf" episodes. Richter appeared in only one Euro-western “Trail of the Falcon” (1968) portraying a soldier.

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