Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Happy 85th Birthday Sigurd Fitzek

Sigurd Fitzek was born on Christmas Eve 1928 in Wroclaw, Lower Silesia Poland. After leaving school he wanted to become a farmer. After World War II, he came to Munich and later took over a riding school. Pursuing his desire to be an actor, he trained at the Munich Otto -Falkenberg School. In 1950 he went to the boy’s theater in Stuttgart. During this time he was seen in the role of the Indian chief Winnetou on the outdoor stage, together with his colleague Hellmut Lange, who played the role of Old Shatterhand. From 1960 to 1965 he worked regularly in small comedies at today's GOP Variety Theatre. During this time he acted with others in the pieces “Hocus Pocus” by Curt Goetz, “Do You Remember” by John Osborne and “A Thousand Clowns” by Herb Gardner.
In the mid-1950s Fitzek turned to television, where he was for decades seen in many television dramas, series and miniseries. In 1955 he appeared in the movie “Unruhige Nacht” and then in the role of the deserter soldier Baranovsky, during the last night before his scheduled execution. Four years later he was seen in the first Durbridge Classic “Der Andere”, in which he played the role of the journalist Robin Craven to the main cast.
Sigurd then took a turn as a radio actor, mainly working for the SDR. He had lead roles among others in “Der Fall Dynamit” (1956) with Wilhelm Kuerten, Hans Mahnke and Hans Helmut Dickow.
Fitzek also appeared in a few movies. For example, the Jerry Cotton filmMordnacht in Manhattan” (1965), his only Euro-western “Deadlock” (1970) as Enzo and “Fluchtweg St. Pauli – Großalarm für die Davidswache”.
Sigurd’s last film appearance was in 1997 TV series ‘Dr. Stefan Frank - Der Arzt, dem die Frauen
Today we celebrate Sigurd Fitzek’s 85th birthday.

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