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Otto Kustermann

1878 - 1971

The actor Otto Kustermann began his stage career after training with the actor Matthieu Lützenkirchen in Munich.
Engagements in Nuremberg and Halle an der Saale soon followed before he returned to Munich in 1903.

From 1910 onward, theater appearances followed in numerous German cities, including Berlin, Düsseldorf, Dresden and Bremen, where he was also responsible as head director.

Finally, Otto Kustermann became director of the Bayerische Landesbühne in 1921 and he held this position until 1933, when he was forced to retire by National Socialists.

In the film business he acted for the first time in the silent movie production "Die Nacht der Toten" (21).
It followed a long interruption before he was able to impersonate a few smaller roles in front of the camera in the 30's.
Among them were "Standschütze Bruggler" (36), "Der müde Theodor" (36), "Wenn zwei auf Reisen geh'n" (37) and "Gordian, der Tyrann" (37).

After the war he only appeared once in a movie in "Jugendliebe" (47).

Besides his activity as an actor Otto Kustermann was also active as a landscape painter.

Other movies from Otto Kustermann (Screenwriter):
Alkohol und Steuerrad (37)