Friday, July 18, 2014

RIP Dietmar Schönherr

Actor, presenter and author Dietmar Schönherr died during the night Friday July 18th at the age of 88 on the Spanish island of Ibiza, where he had lived during the last few years.
Known to a wide audience of Austrians from 1966 for his starring role in the first and to date the most popular German science fiction television series "Space Patrol - the Fantastic Adventures of the Spaceship Orion". Later Schönherr hosted, among others, with his wife Vivi Bach [1939-2013] the TV show "Make a Wish" since 1973, the first talk show on German television "The later the evening." He appeared in over 100 movies and hundreds of television productions, countless theaters, and worked as a voice actor, writer and director.
Dietmar was involved in several Euro-westerns as a German voice dubber. Among the westerns he was involved in were: "Old Shatterhand" (1963) as the German voice of Gustavo Rojo, "Black Eagle of Santa Fe" (1965) as theGerman voice of Joachim Hansen. He appeared in the TV western "By Way of the Stars" (1992) playing the role of Friedrich Brunneck. 

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