Death Place Matching "Zürich, Switzerland" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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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 ...

2. Peter van Eyck

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.

4. Albert Bassermann

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 ...

9. Fred Haltiner

Actor | Lawinenpatrouille

Fred Haltiner was born on December 15, 1936 in Rhäzüns, Graubünden, Switzerland as Alfred Haltiner. He was an actor, known for Lawinenpatrouille (1973), Le Mans (1971) and Hannibal Brooks (1969). He died on December 7, 1973 in Zurich, Switzerland.

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.

13. Wolfgang Reichmann

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

Self | Approaches to the Psychology of Personality: Film No. 8 - Summary and Historical Development of Major Ideas

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, ...

16. Johnny Winter

Soundtrack | The Accused

Johnny Winter was born on February 23, 1944 in Beaumont, Texas, USA as John Dawson Winter III. He was married to Susan Warford. He died on July 16, 2014 in Zurich, Switzerland.

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.

18. Heidemarie Hatheyer

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 ...

19. Otto Klemperer

Soundtrack | The Darjeeling Limited

Otto Klemperer was born on May 14, 1885 in Breslau, Silesia, Germany as Otto Nossan Klemperer. He was married to Johanna Klemperer. He died on July 6, 1973 in Zurich, Switzerland.

20. Gisela Fischer

Actress | Torn Curtain

Gisela Fischer was born on April 21, 1929 in Berlin, Germany. She was an actress, known for Torn Curtain (1966), Frau Cheneys Ende (1961) and Heinrich IV. (1967). She died on June 19, 2014 in Zürich, Switzerland.

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.

24. Wolfgang Hess

Fitzcarraldo

Wolfgang Hess was born on September 1, 1937. He is known for his work on Fitzcarraldo (1982), Felidae (1994) and Making Contact (1985). He died on April 27, 2016 in Zürich, Switzerland.

25. Johanna Spyri

Writer | Heidi

Her two-part novel "Heidi" (1881) is the most-successful German-language book of all time, selling over 50 million copies, and translated into 50 languages.

26. Richard Schweizer

Writer | The Search

Started off as a stage-builder and theater painter at the main theater 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 ...

29. Melanie Thornton

Soundtrack | A Night at the Roxbury

Melanie Thornton was born on May 13, 1967 in Charleston, South Carolina, USA as Melanie Janene Thornton. She was married to Christian Thornton. She died on November 24, 2001 in Zurich, Switzerland.

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

Actor | Non credo più all'amore (La paura)

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.

35. Erik Charell

Director | Der Kongreß tanzt

Erik Charell was born on April 9, 1895 in Breslau, Silesia, Germany as Erich Karl Löwenberg. He was a writer and director, known for Congress Dances (1931), Fireworks (1954) and Im Weissen Rössl (1952). He died on July 15, 1974 in Zurich, Switzerland.

36. Alfred Weidenmann

Director | Canaris

Alfred Weidenmann was born on May 10, 1916 in Stuttgart, Germany. He was a director and writer, known for Deadly Decision (1954), Condemned to Sin (1964) and Only a Woman (1962). He died on June 9, 2000 in Zürich, Switzerland.

37. Louis V. Arco

Actor | Sacco und Vanzetti

Louis V. Arco was born on July 24, 1899 in Baden, Austria-Hungary as Lutz Altschul. He was an actor, known for Sacco und Vanzetti (1927), Underground (1941) and Die Försterchristl (1931). He died on April 3, 1975 in Zurich, 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. ...

39. Margot Medicus

Actress | Derrick

Margot Medicus was born on March 2, 1940 in Vienna, Austria. She was an actress, known for Derrick (1974), Autofahrer unterwegs (1961) and Die Schatten werden länger (1961). She was married to Medicus, Jürg. She died in 2004 in Zürich, Switzerland.

40. Hans Dieter Zeidler

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.

41. Robert C. Solomon

Actor | Waking Life

Robert C. Solomon was born on September 14, 1942 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He was an actor, known for Waking Life (2001), The Examined Life (1998) and The Nature of Existence (2009). He died on January 2, 2007 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 ...

43. Eddie Rickenbacker

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.

44. Steffie Vida

Actress | Evas Töchter

Steffie Vida was born in 1905 in Slavonska Pozega, Austro-Hungary as Stefica Vidacic. She was an actress, known for Evas Töchter (1928), Midnight Taxi (1929) and Secrets of the Orient (1928). She died in 2002 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, ...

46. Mathias Gnädinger

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 ...

49. Georg Büchner

Writer | Danton

In 1832, he was engaged to Wilhelmine Jaeglé (1810-1880).

50. Emil Hegetschweiler

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 ...


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