Monday, May 2, 2016

RIP Uwe Friedrichsen

Actor Uwe Friedrichsen is dead

Die Welt

He was Uwe from "Sesame Street", the voice of Inspector Columbo. The actor Uwe Friedrichsen has died at the age of 81 years.  He apparently died of a brain tumor.

The actor Uwe Friedrichsen is dead. He died Saturday at the age of 81 years in a Hamburg hospital, Ute Friedrichsen’s widow and artist agency Deutsche Presse-Agentur confirmed Monday.

Gustaf had the young mimes 1956 brought for his legendary "Faust" to the Hamburg Schauspielhaus.  Friedrichsen was part of the ensemble for twelve years. He then worked as a freelance actor and appeared in numerous television productions, including in the economic crime series "Schwarz Rot Gold" and in "Sesame Street" next to Lilo Pulver and Horst Janson.

Respondent voice actors

Friedrichsen was also sought after for audiobooks and voice dubbing and lent among others his distinctive voice to American colleagues Peter Falk and Donald Sutherland.  Born Friedrichsen 1934 the son of an engineer in Altona.

Even at school he had participated in numerous performances, but made for his parents sake teachings as import / export merchant.  Alongside that he taught himself the acting itself and founded in 1953 with the innovative theater friends 53rd

His love was theater

1955 Ida honor Prinzipalin the Hamburger Kammerspiele, noticed him.  A year later took him to Gustaf ans German Schauspielhaus.  Although he worked much in film and television later, his love had always been the theater.  So the actor was well into old age regularly and still on stage, including the Ernst German Theatre in Hamburg and at the Hamburger Kammerspiele.

Friedrichsen also enjoyed much success at the Hamburg Ohnsorg Theater, where he slipped into the role of the legendary Hans Albers and in a Low German production of Goethe's "Faust" Mephistopheles played.  The Hamburger Volksbühne appointed the actor with the Medical Representative Ute Pope had remarried and lived in Seevetal near Hamburg, for his 60th anniversary on stage as an honorary member.

Popular by "Schoeller's family"

Large popularity reached Friedrichsen, when he was cast in the television series "Family Schoeller Man" and the role of the detective in "John Klings Abenteuer" (1965-1970) took over.  Until 1995, he played with brittle north German charms a customs investigator in the economic crime series "Schwarz-Rot-Gold".

Children in particular will remember his performances in "Sesame Street".  Also in numerous "Tatort" -, "Derrick" - and "The Old Man" episodes where Friedrichsen was a welcome guest.

Born: 5/27/1934, Altona, Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Died: 4/30/2016, Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

Uwe Friedrichsen’s westerns – actor, voice actor:
The Treasure of Silver Lake – 1962 [German voice of Jozo Kovacevic]
Today We Kill… Tomorrow We Die! – 1967 [German voice of Montgomery Ford]
Guns of the Magnificent Seven – 1968 [German voice of Monte Markham]
Adios, Sabata - 1970 [German voice of Dean Reed]
Stadt ohne Sheriff (TV) – 1972 (Tex Ritter)

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