In East Germany, the actor Peter Reusse made a career for
himself in films and on stage. In the 1960s and 1970s he became known as the
“James Dean of the East”. After reunification he played alongside Iris Berben,
Nadja Tiller and Charles Aznavour. He died on June 11, 2022, at the age of 81. After
studying at the Babelsberg Film School, he acted in various theaters in the
GDR. In 1970 he became a permanent member of the ensemble at the Deutsches
Theater in Berlin. He then went on to appear in nearly 80 films and TV
appearances including one TV Euro-western: ‘Alaska-Kids großer Coup’ 1979 as the Alaska Kid.