Thursday, May 23, 2013

Remembering Klaus Dahlen

Klaus Dahlen was born on May 23, 1938 in Berlin, Germany. Before entering show business Klaus was a skilled carpenter and commercial artist. He began appearing in small parts at the Deutsche Opera and at the Schiller Theatre in Berlin. Henceforth Dahlen began a busy stage acting career
His film debut was in 1957 in the film “Endstation Liebe” with Horst Buchholz. Dahlen was known to a wide audience as a curly-headed, good-natured but somewhat clumsy nerd in numerous supporting roles in film and television dramas from the 1960s. He gained particular popularity through the ARD TV series ‘Klimbim’ (1973-1979). In the last episodes of the popular series he replaced Diether Krebs in the role of the son in law of Alfred Ekel. Next, he starred in the series ‘Zwei himmlische Töchter’, ‘Es muss nicht immer Kaviar sein’, ‘Der Kommissar’, ‘Die Männer vom K3, Küstenwache’, ‘Alphateam’. Overall, he appeared in 35 feature films among which was one Euro-western “Duel at Sundown” (1965) in the role of Baby Face.
He made his final appearance on May 7, 2006 in the comedy Duisburg. He died after a serious physical collapse. Dahlen was married twice and left two sons.

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