Actor Hardy Krüger has died at the age of 93

Status: 01/20/2022 10:01 a.m

As one of the few German actors, he was also able to establish himself as a film star abroad. Later he also managed a career as a writer. Hardy Krüger has died at the age of 93.

Hardy Krüger is dead. The actor and writer died in California at the age of 93, his agency said. He died suddenly and unexpectedly in Palm Springs. “His warmth of heart, his joie de vivre and his unshakable sense of justice will make him unforgettable,” it said in a statement.

Born in Berlin, Krüger – who lived in California and Hamburg for a long time – played the leading role in around 75 films.

A star alongside other stars

After the war he was one of the few German actors to have an international career. Krüger made his breakthrough outside of Germany in the British war film “One Came Through”. He starred alongside John Wayne in “Hatari!” to see; he starred in “The Flight of the Phoenix” with James Stewart and Peter Finch. In 1963, the French drama film “Sundays with Sybill” received an Oscar – Krüger played a Vietnam veteran who blames himself for the death of a Vietnamese child.

The actor himself has received various awards over the course of his career, including the Federal Film Prize and the Grand Cross of Merit. Krüger was in front of the camera with stars like Claudia Cardinale, Sean Connery, Yul Brynner, Charles Aznavour, Cathérine Deneuve and Orson Welles. On television he created as “Globetrotter” in the eponymous ARD-series a classic.

With his book “A Farm in Africa” ​​Krüger also started a career as a writer.

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