Wednesday, August 30, 2017

RIP Hans Lucke

Hans Lucke dies at the age of 90

The Weimar actor, director and author Hans Lucke is dead. According to today's press, the 90-year-old died in the night from Saturday to Sunday.  He said that he had "gone gently" after a long illness, says his wife, the musicologist Irina Lucke-Kaminiarz.  Lucke was born in Dresden in 1927.  After his dramatic studies, which had been interrupted by war and captivity, he had engagements in Görlitz and Dresden as well as at the Deutsches Theater in Berlin.  After 1970, he worked as a freelance author and actor, from 1973 to 1977 he was a director at Rostock's Volkstheater, where he also wrote prose works and television shows, and appeared in numerous television shows and films. Lucke played Colonel Bowie in the 1974 Euro-western “Kit & Co.” based on the Jack London story and starring Dean Reed.

Born: 4/25/1927, Dresden, Saxony, Germany
Died: 8/27/2017, Weimar, Thüringen, Germany

Hans Lucke’s western – actor:
Kit & Co. – 1974 (Colonel Bowie)

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