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Manfred Voss

1900 - 1942

The actor Manfred Voss began his stage career in 1925 at the Stadttheater in Lübeck. It followed other engagements in Hannover, Munich and Berlin.

He joined the film business in 1928 and he impersonated his first role in the production "Der Fremdenlegionär" (28) with Dorothea Wieck, Ferdinand Martini, Therese Giehse, Oscar Marion and Gustav Fröhlich.

In the movie "Die Siebzehnjährigen" (29) he played the role of the Primaner Schwarz at the side of Grete Mosheim, Hans Adalbert Schlettow, Martin Herzberg, Eduard von Winterstein, Gerhard Ritterband and Eva Speyer.
Afterwards Manfred Voss also took part in the movies "Das Geständnis der Drei" (29) directed by James Bauer with Hertha von Walther, Olaf Fjord, Betty Astor, Angelo Ferrari and Julius von Szöreghy, Anatole Litvak's "Dolly macht Karriere" (30) with Dolly Haas, Oskar Karlweis, Alfred Abel, Kurt Gerron, Paul Kemp and Theo Lingen as well as "Danton" (30) directed by Hans Behrendt with Fritz Kortner, Lucie Mannheim, Gustaf Gründgens, Alexander Granach, Gustav von Wangenheim, Georg John and Ernst Stahl-Nachbaur.

Finally he retired from the film business and concentrated to his stage career again.
There he appeared among others at theaters in Nuremberg and Kolberg.

As a homosexual he was only able to work under handicapped conditions from 1933, his last engagements were in Cottbus from 1934 to 1936 and at the small travelling theater of the AKurmärkischen Landestheaters of Luckenwalde till 1938.

Manfred Voss was arrested in 1942 and he was deported to the KZ Buchenwald. There he died in the same year at the age of 41.