Alfred Struwe

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Alfred Struwe (born April 22, 1927 in Marienburg ; † February 13, 1998 in Potsdam ) was a German actor .


As the son of a postal worker, he grew up with his five siblings in Marienburg. He stood on stage for the first time in the children's holiday camps of the Hitler Youth. He was sent to the Reich Labor Service in 1944 , then to the military. After attending the officers' school in Hanover, he and other young comrades were sent into combat during the last days of the war. In 1945 he found his family again in Leipzig. Since his father Gustav was against his son devoting himself to acting, he first had to attend a police school instead, until it was closed in 1948 and he too was dismissed. From then on, Alfred Struwe was able to devote himself entirely to acting. Even during his police training, he was already playing on amateur stages and took private acting lessons. In 1949 he went to the Greiz Theater , followed by engagements in Brandenburg , Zittau , Cottbus , Karl-Marx-Stadt and Dresden .

The mime made his first appearance in front of the camera in 1954 in the DEFA co-production Leuchtfeuer . From the 1960s onwards, Struwe could be seen more often on the screen and on screen. He played several times the Hitler assassin Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg .

From 1985 on, the odd dentist Dr. Alexander Wittkugel in the television series Tooth for a tooth . This was such a success from the start that the originally planned seven episodes were continued at the request of the audience and a total of 21 stories were created.

Occasionally, Struwe later worked for the stage and television. In 1998 he died after a long illness of pneumonia and was buried in the south-west cemetery in Stahnsdorf .

His daughter Catharina Struwe is also active as an actress, including many years of engagement at the Theater Neue Bühne Senftenberg .


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