Death Place Matching "Zürich, Switzerland" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Bruno Ganz
Actor | Der Untergang
Bruno Ganz was an acclaimed Swiss actor who was a prominent figure in German language film and television for over fifty years. He is internationally renowned for portraying Adolf Hitler in the Academy Award-nominated film Downfall (2004).
Ganz was born in Zürich, to a Swiss mechanic father and a ...
Actor | The Longest Day
With his whitish blond crew-cut, slow, menacing drawl and Germanic manner, Van Eyck was destined to be typecast as stereotypically scowling, arrogant Nazi officers. This was ironic, because being an avowed anti-fascist, he had left Germany in 1931 -- two years before Adolf Hitler came to power. The...
3. H.R. Giger
Art Department | Alien
H.R. Giger was born on February 5, 1940 in Chur, Switzerland as Hans Rudolf Giger. He is known for his work on Alien (1979), Aliens (1986) and Alien vs. Predator (2004). He was married to Carmen Maria Scheifele and Mia Bonzanigo. He died on May 12, 2014 in Zurich, Switzerland.
Actor | Foreign Correspondent
Classically-trained actor, former chemist, whose formative years on the stage were spent in Bern (Switzerland) and, from 1909, the Deutsches Theater Berlin under Max Reinhardt's direction. Specialised in Shakespearean roles ('Richard III', 'Hamlet') and was a famous interpreter of the plays of ...
5. Herbert Fux
Actor | The Three Musketeers
Herbert Fux was born on March 25, 1927 in Hallein, Salzburg, Austria. He was an actor and writer, known for The Three Musketeers (1993), Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar (1999) and Der Bergdoktor (1992). He was married to Edith. He died on March 13, 2007 in Zurich, Switzerland.
6. Gustav Knuth
Actor | Sissi
Gustav Knuth was born on 7 July 1901 in Brunswick, Germany. After he received acting lessons from Casimir Paris, a well known actor at that time, he made his stage debut at the Stadttheater Heidelberg in 1918. Later, he played in Hamburg and also in Basel, Switzerland, but finally returned to ...
7. Thomas Mann
Writer | Le mirage
Thomas Mann was probably Germany's most influential author of the 20th century, receiving the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1929. Born on 6 June 1875 in Lübeck, his family moved to Munich in 1893, where he lived until 1933 and wrote some of his most successful novels like "Buddenbrocks" (1901), "...
8. James Joyce
Writer | The Dead
Joyce was born at 41 Brighton Square, Rathgar, Dublin, on 2 February 1882. His father invested unwisely, and the family's fortunes declined steadily. Joyce graduated from University College Dublin (UCD), in 1902. He briefly studied medicine in Paris but his mother's impending death from cancer ...
10. Klaus Knuth
Actor | MS Franziska
Klaus Knuth was born on August 26, 1935 in Hamburg, Germany. He was an actor, known for MS Franziska (1977), Mein Freund Harvey (1970) and Die Konvention Belzebir (1968). He was married to Hannelore Fischer-Knuth. He died on April 26, 2012 in Küsnacht, Zürich, Switzerland.
11. Ellen Widmann
Actress | M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder
Ellen Widmann was born on December 15, 1894 in Biel, Switzerland. She was an actress, known for M (1931), Der letzte raum (1966) and Verena Stadler (1940). She was married to Adolf Manz and Herbert Kuchenbuch. She died on October 22, 1985 in Zurich, Switzerland.
12. Natasha Lytess
Actress | Once Upon a Honeymoon
Natasha Lytess was born on May 16, 1911 in Ekaterinoslav, Yekaterinoslav Governorate, Russian Empire as Natalie Postmann. She was an actress and writer, known for Once Upon a Honeymoon (1942), Comrade X (1940) and The House on Telegraph Hill (1951). She died on May 12, 1963 in Zurich, Switzerland.
Actor | Othello
Wolfgang Reichmann was born on January 7, 1932 in Beuthen, Upper Silesia, Germany. He was an actor and director, known for Othello (1968), Von Mäusen und Menschen (1968) and Es muß nicht immer Kaviar sein (1961). He died on May 7, 1991 in Waltalingen, Zurich, Switzerland.
14. Benoît Régent
Actor | Trois couleurs: Bleu
Benoît Régent was born on August 19, 1953 in Nantes, Loire-Atlantique, France as Benoît Michel Régent. He was an actor, known for Three Colors: Blue (1993), Three Colors: Red (1994) and Dangerous Moves (1984). He was married to Marilyne Canto. He died on October 22, 1994 in Zurich, Switzerland.
15. Carl Gustav Jung
Carl Gustav Jung was born in Kessewil, Switzerland, on July 26, 1875. His father Paul was a rural preacher, and began to teach his son Latin when Carl was six years old, stoking his interest in language and literature (Jung was later able to read most European languages and several ancient ones, ...
17. Maria Becker
Actress | Mary Stuart
Maria Becker was born on January 28, 1920 in Berlin, Germany. She was an actress, known for Mary Stuart (1974), Ein Monat auf dem Lande (1960) and A Glass of Water (1977). She was married to Robert Freitag. She died on September 5, 2012 in Uster, Kanton Zürich, Switzerland.
Actress | Martha Jellneck
Heidemarie Hatheyer was an Austrian actress, singer and cabaret artist. She was born in Villach, Carinthia, Austria. After finishing high school she started to be a journalist but went instead to Vienna to play at the cabaret "Atelier am Naschmarkt". In 1936 she had her first stage engagement at ...
21. Heinrich Gretler
Actor | Heidi
Heinrich Gretler was born on October 1, 1897 in Zürich-Hottingen, Switzerland. He was an actor, known for Heidi (1952), Die mißbrauchten Liebesbriefe (1940) and The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933). He was married to Marion Wünsche. He died on September 30, 1977 in Zürich-Hottingen.
22. Willy Birgel
Actor | Agent 505 - Todesfalle Beirut
Willy Birgel was born on September 19, 1891 in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany as Wilhelm Maria Birgel. He was an actor and director, known for Agent 505: Death Trap in Beirut (1966), The Final Chord (1936) and Coffin from Hong Kong (1964). He was married to Charlotte Michael and Carola ...
23. Peter Ehrlich
Actor | Ein Mann namens Harry Brent
Peter Ehrlich was born on March 25, 1933 in Leipzig, Germany. He was an actor, known for Ein Mann namens Harry Brent (1968), Tatort (1970) and The Outsider (1975). He was married to Elisabeth Roon. He died on July 26, 2015 in Zurich, Switzerland.
27. Felix Salten
Writer | Bambi
Felix Salten was born on September 6, 1869 in Pest, Hungary as Siegmund Salzmann. He was a writer and director, known for Bambi (1942), Poor as a Church Mouse (1931) and Der Narr des Schicksals (1915). He was married to Ottilie Metzl. He died on October 8, 1945 in Zurich, Switzerland.
28. Max Haufler
Director | Menschen, die vorüberziehen
Max Haufler (1910-1965), who was not only one of the most famous Swiss actors, but also the first Swiss actor to be engaged in Hollywood, was born in Basel and originally trained as a painter. From 1936, he performed as an actor on stage and in film and gave already in 1938 his directorial debut ...
30. Billy Frick
Actor | Nazis dans le rétro
'Billy' Frick began working as a cabinet maker but later became an acrobat. From the late 1940s he was also manager and companion of Swiss burlesque dancer and actress Syra Marty (1921 - 2011), who toured the U.S. as a Marylin Monroe lookalike. Although being bald-headed in real life and having no ...
31. Mathias Wieman
Mathias was born on June 23, 1902. During his long career Mathias starred in more than 50 films and was a veteran of countless stage roles specializing in portrayals of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Dr. Faust. Of his films, one of the more famous he starred in was the Leni Riefenstahl directed The ...
32. Erika Mann
Writer | Königliche Hoheit
Erika Mann was born on November 9, 1905 in Munich, Germany. She was a writer and actress, known for His Royal Highness (1953), Confessions of Felix Krull (1957) and Tonio Kröger (1964). She was married to W.H. Auden and Gustaf Gründgens. She died on August 27, 1969 in Zurich, Switzerland.
33. Joseph Schmidt
Actor | A Star Fell from Heaven
Educated in Czernowitz, his musical education began in a synagogue choir. In 1924 he moved to Berlin to continue his musical studies. His opera debut was in Berlin in 1929, his film career began in 1931 with "Liebesexpress". His most famous movie was the 1933 film "Ein Lied geht um die Welt." He ...
34. Peter Brogle
Actor | Andorra
Peter Brogle was born on June 22, 1933 in Basel, Switzerland. He was an actor, known for Andorra (1964), Der Spielverderber - Das kurze, verstörte Leben des Kaspar Hauser (1965) and Signs of Life (1968). He died on March 27, 2006 in Zürich, Switzerland.
38. Li Tobler
Self | Passagen
Li Tobler will best be remembered as Swiss painter H.R. Giger's longtime girlfriend. She was a theatre student and actress when Giger met her in 1966. By 1974, Tobler had lost interest in acting and opened an art gallery of her own in Zurich. The following year she took her life with a revolver. ...
Actor | Der arme Mann Luther
Hans Dieter Zeidler was born on January 19, 1926 in Bremen, Germany. He was an actor, known for Der arme Mann Luther (1965), Heinrich VIII. und seine Frauen (1968) and Der Sturm (1969). He was married to Katja Kessler. He died on October 25, 1998 in Zurich, Switzerland.
42. Anne-Marie Blanc
Actress | Die Manns - Ein Jahrhundertroman
Anne-Marie Blanc was born on September 2, 1919 in Vevey, Vaud, Switzerland. She was an actress, known for The Manns - Novel of a Century (2001), Der Gefangene der Botschaft (1964) and Die mißbrauchten Liebesbriefe (1940). She was married to Heinrich Fueter. She died on February 5, 2009 in ...
Writer | Ace Drummond
Eddie Rickenbacker was born on October 8, 1890 in Columbus, Ohio, USA as Edward Rickenbacker. He was a writer, known for Ace Drummond (1936), Flying with Arthur Godfrey (1953) and Mutual Weekly, No. 103 (1916). He was married to Adelaide Frost Durant. He died on July 23, 1973 in Zurich, Switzerland.
45. Margrit Winter
Actress | Es geschah am hellichten Tag
Margrit Winter was born on November 13, 1917 in Basel, Switzerland. She was an actress, known for It Happened in Broad Daylight (1958), Romeo und Julia auf dem Dorfe (1941) and Die Käserei in der Vehfreude (1958). She was married to Erwin Kohlund. She died on June 18, 2001 in Stäfa, Zurich, ...
Actor | Der Untergang
Mathias Gnädinger was born on March 25, 1941 in Ramsen, Kanton Schaffhausen, Switzerland. He was an actor, known for Downfall (2004), Der grosse Sommer (2016) and Ricordare Anna (2004). He was married to Ursula Zarotti. He died on April 3, 2015 in Zürich, Switzerland.
47. Erik van Aro
Producer | Bon soir, Kathrin!
Erik van Aro was born on February 8, 1926 in Berlin, Germany as Gerd Erik Horst van Aro. He was a producer and actor, known for Bon soir, Kathrin! (1957), Die Caterina-Valente-Show (1966) and Caterina from Heidelberg (1969). He was married to Caterina Valente. He died on June 19, 2001 in Zürich, ...
48. Lys Assia
Actress | Oberstadtgass
Lys Assia was born on March 3, 1924 in Rupperswil. Aargau, Switzerland as Rosa Mina Schärer. She was an actress, known for Oberstadtgass (1956), Die Beine von Dolores (1957) and Ball der Nationen (1954). She was married to Oscar Pedersen and Johann Heinrich Kunz. She died on March 24, 2018 in ...
Actor | Uli, der Knecht
Emil Hegetschweiler was born on October 15, 1887 in Zurich, Switzerland as Emil Johannes Hegetschweiler. He was an actor and writer, known for Uli, der Knecht (1954), Uli the Tenant (1955) and Emil, mer mues halt rede mitenand (1941). He was married to Julia Honegger, Marie Schneider and Hedwig ...