Saturday, March 29, 2014

Remembering Walter Wickenhauser

Walter Wickenhauser was born on March 29, 1929 in Czernowitz, Bukovina, Romania. Walter received his artistic training from 1947-1949 in Magdeburg, where he also debuts on stage. His debut was followed by appearances in Staßfurt, Altenburg, Gera, Cottbus and Senftenberg before returning to Magdeburg. His travels in the late 1970s led him to Berlin, where he played for a few years in the Theater der Freundschaft. With his striking, distinctive voice he became one of the most prominent voice actors of the DDR. Wickenburg played Howard in the DEFA Euro-western “Ulzana” (1974).
Also busy on radio, you can hear his voice also in various film and television productions. Wickenhauser, for example, was the father of the composer Franz Schubert in the TV movie " Leise flehen meine" documentary, and he shows up in series like " Neues übern Gartenzaun" and  " Bereitschaft Dr. Federau". For children's television you know him as the voice of the inventor Knollo from the " Spielhaus". Walter took a turn temporarily operating, a synchronous business, Wickenhauser then retired due to health reasons from his profession. Walter can be heard as the voice of Colea Rautu in Euro-western “Apaches” (1973).
He was married for almost thirty years with the actress Sabine Scharf before dying on September 27, 2002 in Berlin, Germany.
Today we remember Walter Wickenhauser on what would have been his 85th birthday.

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