Ernst Waldow

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Ernst Waldow (born August 22, 1893 in Berlin , † June 5, 1964 in Hamburg ), born Ernst Hermann Adolf de Wolff , was a German actor .


The actor Ernst Waldow wanted to attend the drama school at the Königliches Schauspielhaus in Berlin, but did not pass the entrance exam there, so he switched to the drama school of the German theater .

After training as an actor in 1913, Waldow got his first engagement at the Lessing Theater in Berlin . After that he appeared on numerous stages in different cities. He got his first film role in 1916 as a private tutor in Paul Wegener's fairytale film Rübezahl's Wedding , and from then on he was seen as a supporting actor in numerous productions. As a comedian , he mostly mimed people who stand out for their excessive correctness or know-it-all. He staged public prosecutors, lawyers, professors and teachers, directors and superiors, well-meaning and annoying neighbors or worried fathers in his characteristic way.

Outside of comedies, Ernst Waldow was rarely seen. Most important in this regard is his role in the film Affaire Blum (1948), where he pursues an innocent man as the limited detective commissioner Schwerdtfeger.

Ernst Waldow died in Hamburg in 1964 at the age of 70 and was buried in the Dahlem Forest Cemetery in Berlin. The grave has not been preserved.

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  1. Albert Patry's biography ( Memento of the original from February 21, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , there it is mentioned that he failed the exam @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  2. ^ Hans-Jürgen Mende: Lexicon of Berlin burial places . Pharus-Plan, Berlin 2018, ISBN 978-3-86514-206-1 , p. 590.