Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Who Are Those Guys ~ Karl Dall


Karl Bernard Dall was born in Emden, Lower Saxony, Germany on February 1, 1941. Dall was a German comedian, singer, and television presenter. His distinctive 'hanging' eye was caused by a congenital ptosis. He was the son of a school rector and a teacher. Dall left school after the 10th grade and worked an apprenticeship as a typesetter in a print shop in the town of Leer, East Frisia.

Together with Ingo Insterburg, Jürgen Barz and Peter Ehlebracht he founded in 1967 the comedy group Insterburg & Co. [de] of which he was a member until it ceased to exist in the 1970s. Moreover, he created the TV show ‘Musikladen’ for Radio Bremen and had since then worked for television broadcasters. In the German radio broadcast of Radio Luxemburg (RTL) he presented his own comedy show and was also among the first TV-presenters of television channel RTLplus. There he had his own talk show named ‘Dall-As’ which was aired from 1985 until the end of 1991. The concept was to irritate and provoke the guests.

From 1991 until 1993 he presented the game show ‘Koffer Hoffer’ on television channel Tele 5. In this show, lost luggage, of which the owner could not be identified anymore, was auctioned to the candidates. Later, he was member of the initial ensemble of the comedy show ‘7 Tage, 7 Köpfe’. The spontaneous Karl Dall left the show after a few years due to differences of opinion with Rudi Carrell who always scheduled his shows meticulously.

He married his wife Barbara in 1971. They had one daughter, Janina, who works as a stuntwoman in Canada.

Karl Dall died on November 23, 2020, having suffered a stroke twelve days earlier.

Dall appeared in two Euro-westerns: “Apache Gold” 1963 as a saloon patron and “The Sheriff was a Lady” 1964 again as a saloon patron.

DALL, Karl (aka Bernhard Dall, Karl B. Dall) (Karl Bernhard Dall) [2/1/1941, Emden, Lower Saxony, Germany – 11/23/2020, Lüneburg, Niedersachsen, Germany (stroke)] – writer, film, TV actor, singer, comedian, married to Barbara Dall (1971-2020) father of assistant director, stuntwoman, actress Janina Dall [1974-    ], member of the musical group ‘Insterburg & Co.’.

Apache Gold – 1963 (saloon patron)

The Sheriff was a Lady – 1964 (saloon patron)

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