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Wolfgang von Schwind

1879 - 1949

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The actor Wolfgang von Schwind was born as Wolfgang Ritter von Schwind in Elbogen.

During his time in Munich he was at the cadet coprs and studied at the university in Munich. At the same time he took acting lessons by the actor Otto König.

When he finished his education he began his theater career at the Stadttheater in Brünn in 1904 where he not only strenghtened his acting abilities but also got an education in singing.

Soon Wolfgang von Schwind was engaged at different theaters in Germany, among them as a singer at the Hofopera in Berlin. Other engagements followed which made him well-known to a huger audicence.

When World War I broke out Wolfgang von Schwind went to Spain where he took a timeout from acting. Instead he earned his living with different jobs. To his numerous activities should also belong muleteer, rabbit breeder, farmer and secretary for a Egyptian prince.

Finally he returned to Germany in 1920 where he continued his acting career.
Besides engagements at the theater he also appeared in numerous silent movies, among them "Der Henker von Sankt Marien" (20), "Gräfin Walewska" (20), "Das indische Grabmal - Die Sendung des Yoghi" (21), "Das indische Grabmal - Der Tiger von Eschnapur" (21), "Die Beute der Erinnyen" (21), "Nathan der Weise" (22), "Fridericus Rex, 4. Teil: Schicksalswende" (23), "Wallenstein" (25), "Bismarck, 1. Teil" (25), "Bismarck 1862-1898" (27), "Sein grösster Bluff" (27), "Der Biberpelz" (28) and "Kehre zurück! Alles vergeben!" (29).

The transition to the sound film was no problem for Wolfgang Schwind and he impersonated again many supportroles on the big screen.
To his well-known productions of those years belong "Die Frau ohne Nerven" (30), "1914, die letzten Tage vor dem Weltbrand" (30), "Ronny" (31), "Johnny stiehlt Europa" (32), "Theodor Körner" (32), "Die Finanzen des Grossherzogs" (34), "Die Welt ohne Maske" (34), "Alles weg'n dem Hund" (35), "August der Starke" (36), "Der Kurier des Zaren" (36), "Intermezzo" (36), "Nanon" (38) and "Es war eine rauschende Ballnacht" (39).

During World War II he was able to work for the film business again. He appeared in "Bal paré" (40), "Trenck, der Pandur" (40), "U-Boote westwärts" (41), "Frau Luna" (41) and "Gefährlicher Frühling" (43).

He only impersonated two more roles after the war for the feature movies "Die Welt dreht sich verkehrt" (47) and "Die Glücksmühle" (47).
In the same year he only book "Die grosse Rolle des Andreas Witt" had been published.

Two years later Wolfgang von Schwind died at the age of 69.


Other movies with Wolfgang von Schwind:
Im Kampf um Diamantenfelder (21) Söhne der Nacht (21) Eine Weisse unter Kannibalen (21) Menschenopfer (22) Der alte Gospodar (22) Die Liebe ist der Frauen Macht (24) Das schöne Abenteuer (24) Die grosse Pause (27) Dona Juana (28) Polnische Wirtschaft (28) Das letzte Souper (28) Die Mitternachts-Taxe (29) Die Garde-Diva (29) Rosen blühen auf dem Heidegrab (29) Fräulein Lausbub (30) Das Kabinett des Dr. Larifari (30) Der Hampelmann (30) Ihre Hoheit befiehlt (31) Schatten der Unterwelt (31) Man braucht kein Geld (32) Die – oder keine (32) Revierkrank (32) Ein Lied geht um die Welt (33) Der Stern von Valencia (33) Gutgehendes Geschäft zu verkaufen (33) Wie werde ich energisch? (33) Hugos Nachtarbeit (33) Schwindelfreie Heilgymnastik (34) Hilfe, ich erbe (34) Blaufuchs, der Schrecken des Kilimandscharo (34) Es tut sich was um Mitternacht (34) Abenteuer im Südexpress (34) Ein Mädchen mit Prokura (34) Zu Strassburg auf der Schanz (34) Gern hab' ich die Frau'n geküsst (34) Musik im Blut (34) Ein Kind, ein Hund, ein Vagabund (34) Die rosarote Brille (34) Alles hört auf mein Kommando (35) Peter, Paul und Nanette (35) Der blaue Diamant (35) Der Vogelhändler (35) Lady Windermeres Fächer (35) Die lustigen Weiber (36) Liebeserwachen (36) Drei Mäderl um Schubert (36) Der Mann mit de Plan (39) Casanova heiratet (40) Die lustigen Vagabunden (40) Das tapfere Schneiderlein (41)

 
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