Actor Michael Degen died, today, Saturday, in Hamburg, at the age of 90, Rollo Publishing House in Berlin announced, Tuesday. “We mourn and grieve for a person and artist who touched and warmed his enthusiasm and enthusiasm, and his various works will remain,” the statement read.
Deggin has recently become familiar to a large television audience, mainly thanks to the ARD crime series “Donna Lyon”. In it he embodied the “Vice Questor Bata” for years. The artist previously had success in many classic, modern and entertaining roles on the main stages, as well as in film and television. He worked with great directors such as Peter Zadek (1926-2009), Claude Chabrol (1930-2010) and Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007), and also directed films himself. Degen and his wife Susan Storm have four children.
Michael Deggin wrote about his experiences during the Nazi era
Deggin, born in Chemnitz in 1932, also distinguished himself as an author of books that were mostly autobiographical. So he wrote in 1999 in his debut: “Not all of them are murderers. A childhood in Berlin ”about personal experiences during the Nazi era. As the son of a Jewish language professor and businessman who died in 1940 after being imprisoned in the Sachsenhausen concentration camp, young Michael was able to Hiding with his mother Anna in Berlin.
Both owe their lives to brave friends and helpers. Joe Baer (73) first filmed the story in 2006. Deggin immigrated to Israel in 1949 but returned two years later. Out of his longing to play theater in his mother tongue, he said later. He was then a lifelong Israeli and German citizen.
From thrillers to “Dream Ship”
The actor became known to a large television audience in 1979 as Bendix Grünlich in Franz Peter Wirth’s “Die Buddenbrooks”. He dealt with the Nazi past, among other things, in Egon Monk’s “Obermann Sisters” (1983) and Michael Kellmann’s “Secret Matters of the Reich” (1987). But he also appeared more often in lighter shows – from “Derek” and “Clinic Unter Balmain” to “Trumchief” and “Rosamund Belcher”. (SDA/bsn)
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