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Will Quadflieg


1914 - 2003

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The actor Will Quadflieg belonged to the great actors of the German theater who can look on to a more than 60 years lasting career.

As a high-school student he took acting lessons for the first time and made his stage debut in 1933. It followed engagements in Düsseldorf and finally in Berlin, the stronghold of the German theater and film. There he became a star who was able to captivate the audience with his intensive performance.

He made his film debut in 1938 with "Der Maulkorb", till the end of war followed productions like "Kora Terry" (40), "Das Herz der Königin" (40), "G.P.U." (42), "Der grosse Schatten" (42), "Schicksal" (42), "Philharmoniker" (44), "Die Zaubergeige" (44) and "Solistin Anna Alt/Wenn die Musik nicht wär" (45).

To his role during World War II he confessed unvarnished that he was a hanger-on and that he was glad to be allowed to play at the theater instead to fight at the front - an honest statement and a behaviour which no one is allowed to condemn when one hasn't lived in that time.

His performances on the stage kept on the highest level after the war, moreover he was involved in the intitial stages of the "Junge Bühne" in Hamburg.
Besides his calling as a theater actor and later as a lecturer he also appeared in post-war movies like "Schwarze Augen" (51), "Lola Montez" (56), "Faust" (60), "Die Ratten" (77), "Dantons Tod" (81) and "Der gute Merbach" (93).

Will Quadflieg's son Christian became also a well-known actor.
 

Other movies with Will Quadflieg: 
Die Lüge (50) Die tödlichen Träume (51) Das ewige Spiel (51) Die Försterchristl (52) Moselfahrt aus Liebeskummer (53) Vergiss die Liebe nicht (53) San Salvatore (55) Die Fliegen (66) Serie "Dem Täter auf der Spur: Puppen reden nicht" (70) Der Sieger von Tambo (73) Serie "Der Kommissar: Warum es ein Fehler war Beckmann zu erschiessen" (75) Serie "Derrick: Ein Kongress in Berlin" (79) Ein Mann von gestern (80) Die Reise (86) Serie "Der grosse Bellheim" (93) Serie "Derrick: Eine Endstation" (94) Faust I (98)


 
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