Kurt von Ruffin
1901 - 1996
The actor Kurt von Ruffin began a musical career as a singer and studied on recommendaton of Arturo Toscanini by Giuseppe Borgih in Mailand. From 1927 he got first engagements at the opera of Magdeburg, later followed Mainz and Nuremberg.
With the engagement to the Metropoltheater in Berlin for different operettas
he began to intensify his acting activity. He made his film debut with
operatta movies like "Die Faschingsfee" (31) and "Walzerparadies" (31).
After the movie "Schwarzwaldmädel" (33) he wasn't able to work
for an other movie for nine months because he was denounced of homosexuality.
He had to serve an imprisonment in the KZ Lichtenburg.
He only appeared on stages from 1941, two years later he was infiltrated into the movie "Ich vertraue dir meine Frau an" (43).
Kurt von Ruffin took only part in few more movies after the war, he
found his main activity still at the theater. To his last movies belong
"Ich mach' Dich glücklich" (49), "Der blaue Strohhut" (49), "Neues
vom Hexer" (65), "Die Herren mit der weissen Weste" (70) and "Der Unbesiegbare"
Other movies with Kurt von Ruffin: