Sunday, February 26, 2023

Little Known Spaghetti Western Actors ~ Fred Alexander

 These daily posts will cover little known actors or people that have appeared in more recent films and TV series. Various degrees of information that I was able to find will be gven and anything that you can add would be appreciated.

Alfred Beeh was born on June 16, 1927, in Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany. As Fred Alexander he made ​​his debut as a stage actor in Bochum, but later worked mainly on stages around the former East Germany in Frankfurt (Oder), Halle, Leipzig and Berlin's popular stage. In parallel, he also appeared in national film and television productions and DEFA German Television as "Carl von Ossietzky" (1963) and international productions such as "The Liberation of Prague" (Osvobození Prahy, 1976). On East German television, he was primarily as the voice of the heavenly messenger, "Arthur, the Angel," a successful well known Hungarian cartoon series. He was also host of the DFF music show "Love, Roses and Champagne." To the children of the last East German generation in the 1980s, he was a peaceful old man, in which role he occasionally appeared in the evening greeting and retelling stories using puppets and well-known fairy tales. With Germany’s reunification, he continued his career as a theater actor on stage in Stuttgart, Hannover and Frankfurt / Main. Alexander appeared in two East German westerns: “Tecumseh” (1972) and “Death for Zapata” (1979). Fred was also the German voice of Guido Lollobrigida in 1967’s “A Man, His Pride, a Vengeance”.

ALEXANDER, Fred (Alfred Beeh) [6/16/1927, Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany - 12/15/2012, Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany] – singer, theater, film, radio, TV, voice actor.

Tecumseh -1972 (Leather Lip)

Death for Zapata - 1976 (Juan)

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