Herbert Dirmoser was born April 12, 1896 in Vienna, Austria and was a German actor. He appeared in 1937/38 in “Der Berg ruft” directed by Luis Trenker. In the 1950s and 1960s, he worked at various theaters in the GDR and was as a character actor at the DEFA Studios and appeared in his only Euro-western “The Sons of Great Bear” in 1966.
Dirmoser was the model for Winnetou for the cover image of Winnetou I (illustrated by Bruno Schwatzek) in a series of collected works, as well as the subject of a Winnetou postage stamp.
Dirmoser died on January 23, 1978 in Erfurt, Thueringen, East Germany.
Today we remember Herbert Dirmoser on what would have been his 115th birthday.