Erik Jelde

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Erik Jelde , also: Eric Jelde , (born May 1, 1894 in Berlin ; † December 1982 ) was a German actor , conductor , singer , director , radio play and voice actor .


After studying music and taking piano lessons, Erik Jelde initially found work as a conductor. Then he also appeared as a singer. After he had also received acting lessons, he went to Munich , where Jelde was to make his debut on the stage. It was not until the Third Reich that he was to receive regular permanent engagements, but initially stayed away from traditional spoken theater. In 1937/1938 he was proven as an actor, director and singer at the Nordhausen operetta and as an actor at the Berlin Prater. In the following season he switched (as a singer and director) to the opera / operetta of Plauen . He stayed there until the closure of all German theaters in late summer 1944, ordered by Joseph Goebbels . At the end of the war, he fled to the West and found a job at the Nuremberg - Fürth City Theater from 1945 to 1948 . There, too, the artist, who had an extremely sonorous voice, initially stayed away from acting and was only used in the opera / operetta area.

Thanks to his powerful, unmistakable voice, Erik Jelde was predestined for dubbing and has been a dubbing actor since 1949. In the 1950s he dubbed films such as Dick and Doof on the High Seas , The Judgment of Nuremberg or One, Two, Three . He often lent his voice to the British character actor Harry Andrews . Erik Jelde could also be heard as a grandfather in the animated series Heidi . He also appeared in radio plays, for example in the BR production by Dickie Dick Dickens (as Grandpa Crackle ). He was also involved in the BR's only Paul Temple production , namely in 1959 as Inspector Vosper in Paul Temple and the Conrad case .

Jelde had a son and two daughters.

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  1. according to the theater archive Kay Less