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Erwin Geschonnek

27 December 1906 to 12 March 2008

One of the most popular actors in the old East Germany, Geschonnek’s contribution to his nation’s cinema was marked with an honorary award at the 1993 German film awards. The films for which he is best known internationally include Leute Mit Flügeln (1960) and the original Jacob The Liar (1974).

- Read Erwin Geschonneck's Guardian Obituary