Sunday, July 25, 2021
RIP Herbert Köfer
East German stage, film and TV actor Herbert Köfer has died. The native of Berlin died on Saturday July 24, 2021 n Potsdam-Mittelmark, Brandenberg, Germany at the age of 100, his widow actress Heike Köfer announced. His star role was as grandpa Paul Schmidt in the GDR television series "Rentner haben niemals Zeit". Köfer, born on February 27, 1921 in Berlin, Germany, never looked his age. He always dressed in fashion and well-groomed, he looked like a young senior. He was seen on the screen, on stage and on television in dramas and comedies, but also in plays on serious topics. “A nice role in a film is fun, on stage it's completely different, the stage is my podium,” he said. He didn't want to hear about retirement. “The job is connected with beauty and the strenuous work with fulfillment.” But he never wanted to be carried on stage. Köfer appeared as Mac in the DEFA 1972 “Tecumseh” and as a director in the 1992 TV mini-series “Karl May”.