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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).
When Kurt von Ruffin got the role of a gangster and boxer in Harry Piel's movie "Bobby geht los" (31) - so narrated an anecdote - so erzählt eine Anekdote - he took boxing lessons by the earlier heavyweight champion Hans Breitensträter. In the boxing scene with Harry Piel he knocked his out really. (Cinegraph).

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.
After his release he took part in the movies "Königswalzer" (35), "Die Geige lockt" (35), "Schwarze Rosen" (35), "Die Stunde der Versuchung" (36) and "Du bist so schön, Berlinerin" (36) before he was imposed with a final film prohibition.

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" (85).

Other movies with Kurt von Ruffin:
Die Schlacht von Bademünde (31) L'auberge du père Jonas (31) Ihre Durchlaucht, die Verkäuferin (33) Königswalzer (35) Das kleine Hofkonzert (45) Frühlingsmelodie (45) Verspieltes Leben (49) Susanna Jakobäa Krafftin (50) Liebelei (83) Die Dame vom Palace-Hotel (84) Wir hatten ein grosses "A" am Bein (91) Stolz & schwul (91)