Wednesday, December 7, 2022

RIP Hans-Edgar Stecher


German actor and voice dubber Hans-Edgar Stecher died in Baden-Baden, Germany on December 2, 2022. He was 91. Stecher was born on November 2, 1931, in Lauchhammer, Brandeburg, Germany. Originally a bricklayer he responded to a newspaper ad at DEFA and in 1948 received his first role in the film “1-2-3 Corona” He would go on to appear in many DEFA films and both East and West German films and television appearances and was a children’s presenter. In 1984 he used a holiday in Yugoslavia to escape from the GDR and lived in southern Germany ever since. His son is actor The son Thomas Stecher [1961- ] from his marriage to the actress Kati Székely. The marriage later ended in divorce. Stecher was the German voice of an unknown actor in 1969’s “White Wolves” and the voice of Tom Sawyer in the 1976 television film ‘Mark Twain: Die Abenteuer des Huckleberry Finn’.

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