Gustl Gstettenbaur

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Gustl Gstettenbaur (also Gustl Stark-Gestettenbaur , Gustl Stark-Gstettenbauer , Gustl Stark-Gstettenbaur ) (born March 1, 1914 as August Ludwig Gstettenbaur in Straubing ; † November 20, 1996 in Hindelang ) was a German stage and film actor.


He had his first stage role at the age of 13 as Falstaff's page in Heinrich IV in the Lessing Theater in Berlin . He was best known for his portrayal of Piccolo Gustel in the operetta Im Weißen Rössl by Ralph Benatzky , filmed in 1927 by Carl Boese as The Piccolo of the Golden Lion .

Fritz Lang brought him in 1928 in Spione for a small supporting role at the side of Willi Fritsch in the silent film . Through his role as a childish runaway in Lang's next film Woman in the Moon , a larger audience and film critics first noticed him in 1929. In 1930 the children's play Kakadu-Kakada by Carl Zuckmayer was premiered in Berlin .

With the advent of the talkie , his engagements at the theater decreased and the film came to the fore. Among other things, he took on roles in delicacies , Vienna, you city of songs , girls to marry and soldier comrades . Gstettenbaur continued his career after the Second World War , mainly in music and homeland films . Here he worked a. a. with the directors Peter Ostermayr and Anton Kutter . In 1954 he played his one hundredth film role in If I were once God . In the years from 1969 to 1971 he played in 5 episodes of the Royal Bavarian District Court series .

For several years Gustl Gstettenbaur ran a guest house with a café in Hindelang / Allgäu under the name Filmstüberl "Bei Gustl" . In 1985 he received the gold film tape for many years of outstanding work in German film .

He rests in the cemetery in Bad Hindelang .

Filmography (selection)


  • Kay Less : The film's great personal dictionary . The actors, directors, cameramen, producers, composers, screenwriters, film architects, outfitters, costume designers, editors, sound engineers, make-up artists and special effects designers of the 20th century. Volume 3: F - H. Barry Fitzgerald - Ernst Hofbauer. Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf, Berlin 2001, ISBN 3-89602-340-3 .

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Individual evidence

  1. A fourteen year old movie star. In:  My film. Illustrierte Film- und Kinorundschau , year 1927, No. 103/1927, p. 3, column 3. (Online at ANNO ). Template: ANNO / Maintenance / mfi.
  2. René Kraus:  The German Jackie Coogan. The discovery of Gustl Gstettenbauer. In:  Neues Wiener Journal , No. 13.059 / 1930, March 30, 1930, p. 18, column 2 f. (Online at ANNO ). Template: ANNO / Maintenance / nwj.