Herbert Köfer (born February 17, 1921 in Berlin ; † July 24, 2021 there ) was a German actor , voice actor and presenter . In a career spanning more than 80 years, he played in more than 300 film and television productions and took part in numerous theater productions. In addition, with his moderation of the first edition of the current camera on December 21, 1952, he was the first news anchor on German television.
Origin and education
Herbert Köfer was born as the only son of a postcard publisher couple in the Berlin district of Prenzlauer Berg . After attending the socialist community school in Berlin-Niederschönhausen and a private school , which he graduated with secondary school leaving certificate, he began a commercial apprenticeship at the Orenstein & Koppel locomotive factory in Berlin-Spandau in 1937 at the request of his parents , which he broke off after six months. Köfer decided to play and trained at the German Theater's drama school from 1937 to 1940 .
In the 1940/41 season Herbert Köfer got his first engagement at the city theater in Brieg in Silesia and made his debut for a sick actor as Crown Prince Friedrich in Katte , a historical play by Hermann Burte about Hans Hermann von Katte , the childhood friend of Friedrich II . After his stage debut, Köfer was drafted into the German Wehrmacht in Potsdam during the Second World War and trained as a radio operator . After completing his training, he was transferred to the Eastern Front, where he was employed as a radio operator for a regimental commander. After being wounded, he was transported to a hospital in Düsseldorf . Following his recovery, he was taken prisoner by the United States and played in a theater group there.
SBZ and GDR
After the end of the war in 1945 he resumed his professional acting activities. He received the offer to play at the Lübeck Theater , but turned it down in order to move back to his parents in Kleinmachnow . Until 1947 he was engaged at the New Berlin Art Theater, where he appeared in Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's drama Iphigenie and in Friedrich Schiller's stage adaptations as Don Cesar in The Bride of Messina or the Secretary Wurm in Kabale und Liebe . In the 1947/48 season, Köfer made a guest appearance at the Volksbühne Berlin . In 1949 he worked at the Kleine Bühne cabaret , the predecessor of the Distel cabaret theater in Berlin, where he performed between 1956 and 1959.
From 1950 to 1952 Köfer was engaged at the Deutsches Theater , here he was seen in the leading role in the comedy Der Zimmerherr by Gerhart Hermann Mostar , as Lewis in the drama Golden Boy by Clifford Odets (1950; director: Wolfgang Langhoff ), in William Shakespeare's Was ihr wollt (1951, directed by Wolfgang Heinz ) or in the play Pygmalion (1952) by George Bernard Shaw . In 1964 he became a member of the Kleinmachnower Kreis (a room theater in the Potsdam district) and worked there in sophisticated literary programs on, among others, Heinrich Heine , Theodor Fontane and Georg Weerth .
After the turn
In 1990 Köfer was seen at the Berlin Hansa Theater alongside Brigitte Grothum and Eberhard Cohrs in the stage adaptation Rosen-Emil . He then worked at the Theater am Kurfürstendamm in, among others, Horst Pillaus ' Guten Tag, Herr Lover and Erich Kästner's Das Lebenslängliche Kind as well as in 1997 at the side of Winfried Glatzeder and Elisabeth Wiedemann in the staging of Pension Schöller , a play by Wilhelm Jacoby and Carl Laufs , where he took over the title role of the former music director Ludwig Schöller. In July 2017, the piece Pension Schöller was performed again on the occasion of the 20th anniversary with the former cast. From 2003 to 2018 he ran Köfers Komödiantenbühne , a private touring theater with many East German actors. In 1995 he was on stage with Ursula Staack in the “Schlossgarten” theater in Arnstadt for the comedy Die Bratpfannenstory as the house owner Friedrich Riemer. From 2008 to 2014 he was seen every year at the Jedermann Festival in the Berlin Cathedral in the role of the poor neighbor.
At the Comödie Dresden in 2010, on the occasion of his 70th stage anniversary under the direction of Dominik Paetzholdt , alongside Lutz Jahoda and Regina Jeske, he played the formerly great school director and castle owner Ludwig von Schwitters in the stage adaptation of Stefan Vögels Ritter Ludwig . From August 26, 2011 he was also at the Comödie Dresden in the theater version of the GDR early evening series Pensioners never have time to see, where he played the role of pensioner Paul Schmidt as he once did. Due to the success of the theater edition, Köfer continued the story of the pensioner Paul Schmidt on the high seas with Paul .
With the play Grandpa is the best Grandma (English title: Grandpa is a perfect Granny ) by the British Lydia Fox , Köfer celebrated his 75th stage anniversary at Comödie Dresden, where he played the dual role of au pair Georgina Wilberforth and grandpa George Hanley, who reports back to his family after years, embodied. The piece was performed in 2015/16.
From January 2017 he gave several guest performances in various cities with the black comedy by Curth Flatow A Blessed Age as a 90-year-old pensioner Georg Neumann, who is to be brought to his house, where he lived for 40 years, and inheritance.
From February 2018 he was on tour with a play for the GDR television program Das Blaue Fenster , which Köfer presented 99 times between 1982 and 1990.
Film, television and radio
Herbert Köfer stood in front of the camera on December 21, 1952 as the newscaster of the current camera for the first and almost 40 years later on December 31, 1991 for the last broadcast of the German television broadcast . This made him the first news anchor on all-German television. In the years that followed, Köfer helped to build up GDR television. Among other things, he moderated the television carousel until 1954 . From 1955 to 1965 he appeared as one of the three microphone players in the entertainment program Da laughs on the bear . The microphone players each represented a German region: Heinz Quermann alternating with Manfred Uhlig ( Saxony ) - Gustav Müller ( Rhineland ) and alternating Herbert Köfer ( East Berlin ) and Gerhard Wollner ( West Berlin ).
In the film Nackt unter Wölfen (1963), set at the time of National Socialism , Köfer also proved his talent for serious roles as an SS officer , as well as in Hans-Joachim Kasprzik's Wolf under Wölfen (1964) as the estate manager of Studmann. In the television production of the drama Rose Bernd , a play by Gerhart Hauptmann , he was seen in the same year at the side of Ursula Karusseit as the pious bookbinder August Keil and Rose's fiancé. In 1968 he took over the title role of the poor tailor Androclus in Kurt Jung-Alsen's Androclus and the Lion . However, he mainly played roles in the cheerful subject. Under the direction of Eberhard Schäfer , he played in several television swings in the 70s. In the television fun series Maxe Baumann he embodied Hugo Krüger, who in his first appearance in 1979 surprisingly pretended to be Max as Meta Mischke, the mother of Erna Mischke ( Helga Hahnemann ). In Hahnemann's “Breakfast” sketch, in which she slipped into her star role as Traudel Schulze, Köfer quickly took on the role of Hugo, which Rolf Herricht should originally have played. Herricht died, however, the day before the planned premiere.
Köfer worked repeatedly with the actress Helga Göring , often as a married couple. In the 20-part early evening series Pensioners Never Have Time (1979) he was by her side the pensioner Paul Schmidt. They played the Timm couple in the television series Tales of the Garden Fence (1982) and its sequel, Neues über Gartenzaun (1985). From 1984 to 1986 he embodied the mechanical engineer Hans Neumann at the side of Irma Münch in the family series Neumann family and the continuation of Neumann's stories . In 1985 he was manned by Hans-Joachim Hildebrandt at Police Call 110: A Step Too Far , where he, as Martin Veltin, reveals to his wife Luise, disturbed, that he had knocked over a woman after a concert and left her dead in the ditch next to Susanne Düllmann took over the leading role in the episode. In addition, he worked several times in the 1970s and 1980s in the television series Acting , in which he slipped into several roles at the same time per episode.
While still at the theater, he was employed in the radio , where he participated in radio plays , features and entertainment programs. GDR radio listeners remember him primarily in a leading role in the real-socialist radio play series Neumann, Ring Twice , which was broadcast weekly in 678 episodes on Radio DDR I from 1968 to 1981 .
On December 31, 1991, Köfer was a guest on the New Year's Eve broadcast, the DFF's last broadcast, and played the “Bottelmeier” sketch together with Frank Schöbel .
After the turn
After the fall of the Wall , he took on several guest roles and larger episode roles in television programs, including in several episodes of the ZDF family series Elbflorenz (1994) or in the television crime series Wolffs Revier (2000), SOKO Wismar (2005), SOKO Leipzig (2006; 2014) and Ein strong team (episode Bloody Harvest ; 2007). In 2002, he took on the role of Grandpa Schönstein in the ZDF four -part television series Liebesau - The Other Home of Wolfgang Panzer .
From 2001 onwards he had repeated guest appearances in the ARD doctor series In all friendship . He made his first appearance under the direction of Peter Wekwerth on the occasion of his 80th birthday in February 2001 in the title role of episode 93 Anton's Secret , in which he played a retired groom and horse whisperer. In the episode Vergiss mein nicht , which was first broadcast in February 2016 , he played Fritz Wusthoff, who, after his wife Christel ( Ingeborg Krabbe ) had advanced cancer , wants to end her life with her. In April 2021 he was in the 925th episode Together you are less alone than 100-year-old comedian Leo Lachmann, whose great-great-granddaughter is expecting a child.
In September 2020, Köfer stood in front of the camera for the ARD series Polizeihauptmeister Krause . The film, titled Krause's Future , aired on Das Erste on February 5, 2021 in honor of his 100th birthday .
Herbert Köfer showed political commitment at the time of the Soviet occupation zone and the GDR. From June 1946 he was a member of the SED . In addition, he was a member of the company union management at the theaters where he played and on television in the GDR . In 1981 he was elected to the Berlin city council, where he was a member of the Standing Commission on Culture.
Köfer has received several awards in the course of his acting career. In 1964 he received the Heinrich Greif Prize . 1969 he was for his performance as Paul Barbarino in the TV miniseries Krupp and Krause of the National Prize of the GDR awarded. In 1981 to 1986 (except 1985) Köfer was five times for television favorite of FF thereby selected. In 2002 he was awarded the Golden Hen for his life's work by his acting colleague Ursula Karusseit , which he received again in the same category in 2020.
In 1995, his book That's far from being published. Memories. In March 2008 his autobiography with the title It was never as crazy as always ... was published by the publishing house Das Neue Berlin . In November 2014, a book was published anecdotes on the occasion of his 75th stage anniversary entitled Ick do everywhere in Eulenspiegel Verlag . At the end of January 2020, another autobiography was published by Eulenspiegel-Verlag under the title 99 and not a bit quiet .
In March 1999 he published the music album Mit Herz & Schnauze with Günter Pfitzmann, which contains individual vocal interpretations as well as joint duets by Köfer and Pfitzmann.
In 2008 he recorded some pieces of music together with Frank Schöbel , which he published on an audio book. In February 2016, Schöbel and Burkhard Lasch , lyricists for the GDR rock band Puhdys , wrote him the song What would be if? On the occasion of his 95th birthday .
In the years 2019 and 2020 he held readings from the autobiography adding his deceased fellow actress Ursula Karusseit .
Köfer has an entry in the Guinness Book of Records as the "oldest, prominent, still active trotting driver" and since September 2017 the entry in the German Record Institute as the "oldest, active actor in the world".
Köfer had three biological children and a foster daughter, Gabriele. The cameraman Andreas (* 1949) comes from his first marriage . His second marriage to actress Ute Boeden came from his two daughters Mirjam (* 1973) and Geertje (* 1985), who also took up acting; however, the second marriage was separated before the birth of his second daughter.
Köfer died on July 24, 2021 at the age of 100.
- 1951: The Sonnenbrucks
- 1953: Anna Susanna
- 1955: A hen party
- 1956: The vicious circle
- 1957: Mazurka of love
- 1959: May punch
- 1959: Lorenz marriage case
- 1959: Report 57
- 1960: The beautiful Lurette
- 1961: The barbed animal: You should have a horse (short film)
- 1963: Reserved for death
- 1963: Naked among wolves
- 1963: In love with a criminal record
- 1963: Now and at the hour of my death
- 1964: black velvet
- 1964: Pension Boulanka
- 1964: Lütt Matten and the white shell
- 1964: Wolf among wolves
- 1965: The reserve hero
- 1965: Don't you think I'm crying
- 1965: Lot's wife
- 1966/2009: Hands up or I'll shoot
- 1967: wedding night in the rain
- 1967: Mrs. Venus and her devil
- 1967: A lord at Alexanderplatz
- 1968: Captain Florian von der Mühle
- 1968: Murder on Monday
- 1968: Shots under the gallows
- 1968: Krupp and Krause
- 1968: The murder that never expires
- 1969: Jungfer, I like you
- 1971: KLK to PTX - The Red Orchestra
- 1972: The man who came after grandma
- 1972: Tecumseh
- 1974: love at 16
- 1974: ... damn it, I'm an adult
- 1974: Hans Röckle and the devil
- 1976: Cloves in aspic
- 1976: love traps
- 1976: The light on the gallows
- 1978: The corpse has to be one
- 1980: The construction lion
- 1986: Raven father
- 2010: The pigeon on the roof
- 2012: To the horizon, then left!
- 1960: TV epitaval: The Haarmann case (TV series)
- 1960: TV epitaval: The Hoefle case
- 1962: TV epitaval: shot while trying to escape
- 1963: Bonner Pitaval: The Heyde-Sawade Affair (TV series)
- 1966: Shadows over Notre-Dame (four-part television film)
- 1967: Rote Bergsteiger (TV series, episode Daring Game )
- 1969: Androclus and the lion
- 1970: Everyone dies for himself alone (three-part TV series)
- 1970: Four fish
- 1973: Eva and Adam (four-part TV series)
- 1973: Police Call 110: Night Safe (TV series)
- 1973: The twins
- 1974: News from the Florentine 73
- 1974: Police call 110: miscalculation
- 1974: The Baltic Sea is calling
- 1974: The desired child
- 1974: Toggenburger Bock
- 1975: marriage / female
- 1975: It's your turn with breakfast
- 1975: The black mill
- 1975: men's business
- 1975: fishing trips
- 1976: women are men’s business
- 1976: Not to be crushed
- 1977: Vacation according to the prospectus
- 1977: Three daughters - poor father
- 1978: Retirees never have time (TV series, 20 episodes)
- 1979: Maxe Baumann: surprise for Max
- 1980: But doctor
- 1980: Police call 110: The loner
- 1980: Grenadier Wordelmann
- 1981: Martin XIII.
- 1981: Maxe Baumann: Maxe in blue
- 1981: Police call 110: order by post
- 1981: The rag man
- 1982: Breakfast in bed
- 1982: Stories about the garden fence (TV series, 7 episodes)
- 1984: Family Intact (TV series, 1 episode)
- 1984–1986: Neumann family / Neumann's stories (TV series, 31 episodes)
- 1985: Police call 110: One step too far
- 1985: News about the garden fence (TV series, 7 episodes)
- 1986: King Karl
- 1986: The journeyman's piece
- 1986: Police call 110: a great talent
- 1986: Schäferstündchen (TV production)
- 1987: Maxe Baumann from Berlin
- 1987: Thanks for the flowers
- 1989: Tierparkgeschichten (TV series, 7 episodes)
- 1989: Case by Case (TV series)
- 1989: One woman for three
- 1989: Konstantin and Alexander
- 1991: Nude with a flower
- 1993: Auto Fritze (TV series, episode Weiberwirtschaft )
- 1993: Always Sunday (TV series, 2 episodes)
- 1994: Good Times, Bad Times (TV series)
- 1994: Florence on the Elbe (TV series, 13 episodes)
- 1995: The frying pan story
- 1996: the millionaire
- 1997: Pension Schöller
- 1997: But honestly! (TV series)
- 1997: Dr. Sommerfeld - News from the Bülowbogen (TV series, episode The New Doctor )
- 1997, 1998: Cast off for MS Königstein (TV series, 2 episodes)
- 1999: Einstein Castle (TV series, episode 74)
- 2000: Wolff's Revier (TV series, episode: Wolff's Trap )
- 2001-2021: In all friendship (TV series, various roles, 5 episodes)
- 2002: Our Charly (TV series, episode character assassination )
- 2002: Liebesau - The Other Home (TV four-part, 2 episodes)
- 2005: bed whispers & baby luck
- 2005: my father and me
- 2005: SOKO Wismar (TV series, episode Schöne Aussicht )
- 2006: Our Ten Commandments (TV series, episode Commandment 8 - You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor )
- 2006, 2014: SOKO Leipzig (TV series, various roles, 2 episodes)
- 2007: Alone Among Peasants (TV series, episode The Old Man and the Gun )
- 2007: A Strong Team: Bloody Harvest (TV series)
- 2008: KDD - Criminal Permanent Service (TV series, episode Im Zwielicht )
- 2010: Notruf Hafenkante (TV series, episode Alte Freunde )
- 2012: Cheerful to Deadly: Ex-Files (TV series, episode Finally Princess )
- 2021: Krauses Future (TV series)
- 2021: who knows that? (Quiz, broadcast on 100th birthday)
|1946||The bride of Messina||Don Cesar||New Berlin Art Theater Kleinmachnow|
|1947||The house of forbidden love||Octavius||Grandstand Berlin|
|Storm in a glass of water||Volkshaus Lichtenberg|
|1948||The carpenter||Hans||Volksbühne Berlin|
|The craftsmen's festival||Volksbühne Berlin|
|1949||success||Lieutenant Volodya||Deutsches Theater Berlin - Kammerspiele|
|1950||The strange shadow||New stage in Berlin|
|Golden boy||German Theater Berlin|
|1951||What you want||German Theater Berlin|
|1952||The comedy of errors||Brandenburg State Theater Potsdam|
|Pygmalion||Deutsches Theater Berlin - Kammerspiele|
|1982||The meteor||Theater in the palace|
|1992||bye see you later||Martinay||Hansa Theater Berlin|
|1995||The frying pan story||Friedrich Riemer||for the MDR television|
|Good afternoon, mister lover||Theater on Kurfürstendamm|
|The lifelong child||Theater on Kurfürstendamm|
|1997||Pension Scholler||Ludwig Scholler||Theater on Kurfürstendamm|
|Two unsuspecting angels||Comedy Dresden|
|The chaste man of life||Comedy Dresden|
|Sonny Boys||Al Lewis||Comedy Dresden|
|The Feuerzangenbowle||Professor Crey, called "Schnauz"||Comedy Dresden|
|In the White Horse Inn||Wilhelm Gieseke||Comedy Dresden|
|2010||Knight Ludwig||Knight Ludwig||Comedy Dresden|
|2011||Retirees never have time||Paul Schmidt||Comedy Dresden|
|2012||Paul on the high seas||Paul Schmidt||Comedy Dresden|
|2015||Grandpa is the best grandma||George Hanley / Georgina||Comedy Dresden|
|2017||A blessed age||Georg Neumann||Zittau stage|
|2018||The blue window||Moderator||Vielbaumer "La Palma"|
Radio plays (selection)
- 1948: Kurt Barthel : Schlöffel (Gustav Schlöffel) - Director: Carlheinz Riepenhausen ( Berliner Rundfunk )
- 1949: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe : Der Großkophta (Jan) - Director: Carlheinz Riepenhausen (Berliner Rundfunk)
- 1949: Günter Dahn and Willi Perck: Battle for the Ruhr - Director: Gottfried Herrmann (Berliner Rundfunk)
- 1951: Friedrich Karl Kaul : Funkhaus Masurenallee - Director: Gottfried Herrmann (Berliner Rundfunk)
- 1960: Rosel Willers : Opportunity Makes Love (Martin Heinz) - Director: Werner Wieland (radio play - Broadcasting of the GDR )
- 1960: Käte Seelig : love, gossip and climbing stairs (Mr. Berner) - director: Detlev Witte (radio play - radio of the GDR)
- 1961: Klaus Glowalla : Consolini murder trial - Director: Fritz-Ernst Fechner (radio play - Broadcasting of the GDR)
- 1962–1968: Hans Pfeiffer : The hair-raising adventures of the detective Dick Dickson - 13 episodes (narrator) - Director: Ingeborg Milster (children's radio play series - Rundfunk der DDR)
- 1963: Joachim Goll : A Little House Music (colleague Meier) - Director: Hans Knötzsch (radio play - Broadcasting of the GDR)
- 1964: Heinz von Cramer : Die Ohrfeige (Friedbert Taube) - Director: Hans Knötzsch (radio play - Broadcasting of the GDR)
- 1967: Eberhard Fensch : Spätschicht - Director: Helmut Hellstorff (radio play - Broadcasting of the GDR)
- 1968: Giles Cooper : The indigestible oyster - Director: Wolfgang Brunecker (radio play comedy - Rundfunk der DDR)
- 1968: Michail Schatrow : Bolsheviks - Director: Wolf-Dieter Panse (radio play - Broadcasting of the GDR)
- 1968: Alfons Zitterbacke (as father Paul Zitterbacke) (radio play)
- 1968: Ulrich Waldner : The Forgotten Wedding Day (Hans Neumann) - Director: Joachim Gürtner (Radio play series: Neumann, ring twice - Broadcasting of the GDR)
- 1968: Joachim Witte : The clearing operation (Hans Neumann) - Director: Joachim Gürtner (radio play series: Neumann, ring twice - Broadcasting of the GDR)
- 1968: Peter Brock : The bet dog (Hans Neumann) - Director: Joachim Gürtner (radio play series: Neumann, ring twice - Broadcasting of the GDR)
- 1968: Gerhard Jäckel : Grandma and the sub-tenants (Hans Neumann) - Director: Joachim Gürtner (radio play series: Neumann, ring twice - Broadcasting of the GDR)
- 1968: Giles Cooper : The indigestible oyster (Bundy) - Director: Wolfgang Brunecker (radio play comedy - Broadcasting of the GDR)
- 1968: Brigitte Tenzler : Eine kleine Nachtmusik (Hans Neumann) - Director: Joachim Gürtner (radio play series: Neumann, ring twice - Broadcasting of the GDR)
- 1969: Edith Leonhardt : Die Feierabendbrigade (Hans Neumann) - Director: Joachim Gürtner (radio play series: Neumann, ring twice - Broadcasting of the GDR)
- 1969: Wilfried Schilling : Cellar Talks (Felby) - Director: Joachim Staritz (radio play - Broadcasting of the GDR)
- 1969: Werner Jahn : Die Fahrt ins Blaue (Hans Neumann) - Director: Joachim Gürtner (Radio play series: Neumann, ring twice - Broadcasting of the GDR)
- 1970: Michail Schatrow: The sixth of July (Bontsch-Brujewitsch) - Director: Helmut Hellstorff (radio play - Broadcasting of the GDR)
- 1970: Arne Leonhardt : Charm and Electronics - Director: Joachim Gürtner (series of radio plays: Neumann, two rings no.1 - Broadcasting of the GDR)
- 1970: Gottfried Teichmann : Brigadehochzeit (Hans Neumann) - Director: Joachim Gürtner (Radio play series: Neumann, ring twice No. 26 - Broadcasting of the GDR)
- 1970: Hansgeorg Meyer : Family perspective (Hans Neumann) - Director: Joachim Gürtner (radio play series: Neumann, ring twice - Broadcasting of the GDR)
- 1971: Rudi Strahl : In Matters Adam and Eve - Director: Peter Groeger (radio play - Broadcasting of the GDR)
- 1971: Bruno Gluchowski : Stahl von der Ruhr (Wencker) - Director: Helmut Hellstorff (radio play based on "Bloody Steel" (3 parts) - Broadcasting of the GDR)
- 1971: Boris Djacenko : The Physicist and the Mermaid (Diometh) - Director: Werner Grunow (radio play - Broadcasting of the GDR)
- 1973: Linda Teßmer : Am schwarzen Mann (Vonderbeck) - Director: Joachim Staritz (radio play - Broadcasting of the GDR)
- 1973: Wilhelm Hampel : In order to organize leisure time (Hans Neumann) - Director: Joachim Gürtner (radio play series: Neumann, ring twice - Broadcasting of the GDR)
- 1974: Albert Plau : Villa Klamé (Hans Neumann) - Director: Joachim Gürtner (radio play series: Neumann, ring twice - Broadcasting of the GDR)
- 1975: Joachim Herz-Glombitza : Die Kulturkanone (Hans Neumann) - Director: Joachim Gürtner (Radio play series: Neumann, ring twice - Broadcasting of the GDR)
- 1975: Joachim Witte: Die Schlange (Hans Neumann) - Director: Joachim Witte (radio play series: Neumann, ring twice - Broadcasting of the GDR)
- 1976: Rodney David Wingfield : On a commission basis (Fletcher) - Director: Helmut Hellstorff (radio play - Rundfunk der DDR)
- 1976: Tom Wittgen : The idea from next door (Hans Neumann) - Director: Joachim Gürtner (radio play series: Neumann, ring twice - Broadcasting of the GDR)
- 1977: Horst Ulrich Wendler : Family connection (Hans Neumann) - Director: Joachim Gürtner (radio play series: Neumann, ring twice - Broadcasting of the GDR)
- 1977: Anne Matausch : Do you know Weißborn (Hans Neumann) - Director: Joachim Gürtner (radio play series: Neumann, ring twice - Broadcasting of the GDR)
- 1978: Barbara Neuhaus : Alles Blech (Hans Neumann) - Director: Joachim Gürtner (radio play series: Neumann, ring twice - Broadcasting of the GDR)
- 1978: Inge Ristock : New excitement around Jörg (Hans Neumann) - Director: Inge Ristock (radio play series: Neumann, ring twice - Broadcasting of the GDR)
- 1978: Brigitte Gotthardt : Travel Adventure (Hans Neumann) - Director: Joachim Gürtner (radio play series: Neumann, ring twice - Broadcasting of the GDR)
- 1979: Wolfgang Stemmler : Non-smokers in ten days (Hans Neumann) - Director: Joachim Gürtner (radio play series: Neumann, ring twice - Broadcasting of the GDR)
- 1980: Ursula Damm-Wendler : Der Schmalfilm (Hans Neumann) - Director: Joachim Gürtner (Radio play series: Neumann, ring twice - Broadcasting of the GDR)
- 1981: Reinhard Griebner : Schlachtenbummler (Hans Neumann) - Director: Joachim Gürtner (radio play series: Neumann, ring twice - Broadcasting of the GDR)
- 1965: Chronicle of a murder ( Jiří Vršťala as Dr. Hoffmann)
- 1971: The Olsen Gang goes to Jutland (as a lieutenant)
- 1976: The Olsen Gang sees red (as head chef)
- 1952–1953: Current camera
- 1952–1954: TV carousel
- 1955–1965: The bear is laughing
- 1982–1990: The blue window
- 1985–1987: meeting point at the cinema
- 1964: Heinrich Greif Prize
- 1965: Silver laurel of the GDR television station
- 1966: Silver laurel of the GDR television station (for the television play "Hannes Trostberg")
- 1969: National Prize of the GDR , 1st class for Krupp and Krause / Krause and Krupp
- 1977: Patriotic Order of Merit in bronze
- 1979: Patriotic Order of Merit in Gold
- 1981: TV favorite of the FF
- 1981: Ernst Schneller Medal in gold
- 1982: TV favorite of the FF
- 1983: FF TV favorite
- 1985: TV favorite of the FF
- 1986: National Prize, 2nd class for art and literature
- 1986: TV favorite of the FF
- 1988: Theodor Körner Prize (GDR) (as a collective)
- 2002: Golden Hen for his life's work
- 2020: Golden Hen for his life's work
- 2016: CVs (episode 175) - Herbert Köfer - Playing is my life (MDR, 30 minutes)
- 2016: He never has time - Herbert Köfer - A man from the first TV lesson (rbb, 45 minutes)
- 2016: Back then it’s legends (episode 3) - An evening for Herbert Köfer
- That's far from it. Memories. Ullstein, Berlin 1995, ISBN 3-548-35507-2 .
- It has never been as crazy as ever ... Das Neue Berlin, Berlin 2008, ISBN 3-360-01934-2 .
- I'm busy everywhere Verlag am Park, Berlin 2014, ISBN 978-3-945187-17-3 .
- 99 and not a bit quiet. Eulenspiegel Verlag, Berlin 2020, ISBN 978-3-359-01192-7
- F.-B. Habel , Volker Wachter : Lexicon of the GDR stars. Actors from film and television. Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf, Berlin 1999, ISBN 3-89602-304-7 , pp. 173-174.
- F.-B. Habel: Lexicon. Actor in the GDR. Verlag Neues Leben, Berlin 2009, ISBN 978-3-355-01760-2 , pp. 220/222.
- Jan Wielgohs: Who was who in the GDR? 5th edition. Volume 1. Ch. Links, Berlin 2010, ISBN 978-3-86153-561-4 . . In:
- Literature by and about Herbert Köfer in the catalog of the German National Library
- Herbert Köfer in the Internet Movie Database (English)
- Herbert Köfer at filmportal.de
- Herbert Köfer in the German dubbing file
- Herbert Köfer at the DEFA Foundation
- Interview with contemporary witnesses between Herbert Köfer and Ralf Schenk on the occasion of an event organized by the DEFA Foundation on the 99th birthday of Herbert Köfer in the Arsenal cinema in Berlin. Available on the PROGRESS online platform
- Berliner Morgenpost- Berlin: Herbert Köfer dead: actor and first German news anchor. July 25, 2021, accessed on July 25, 2021 (German).
- Herbert Köfer: 99 and not a bit quiet at Eulenspiegel Verlag
- For his birthday on the clubhouse stage: Herbert Köfer celebrates 94th in Ludwigsfelde In: Märkische Allgemeine from February 14, 2015.
- Herbert Köfer biography at defa-stiftung.de ; accessed on July 1, 2019.
- Herbert Köfer: It has never been as crazy as ever ... Das Neue Berlin, Berlin 2008.
- Pension Schöller content / video / cast at komoedie-berlin.de
- Herbert Köfer biography at jedermann-festspiele.de
- Reinhard Heinrich: "Ritter Ludwig" - a comedy fireworks with depth: Herbert Köfer celebrates 70th stage anniversary - with excellent work - in an excellent team on September 6, 2010.
- "Paul on the High Seas" with Herbert Köfer - The new adventure of the pensioner who never has time on adticket.de; Retrieved June 29, 2016.
- Grandpa is the best grandma ( Memento from August 22, 2015 in the web archive archive.today ), schedule of the Comödie Dresden.
- Guest contribution from Zittau: Herbert Köfer in the comedy "Ein gesegnetes Alter" In: Focus Online from February 20, 2017.
- TV history: Köfer opens "The Blue Window" In: Volksstimme from November 25, 2018.
- Herbert Köfer: »I forget names too. It's different with texts ... « ( Memento from February 12, 2013 in the web archive archive.today ), in: Superillu.de , September 6, 2010.
- ROSE BERND (PRODUCTION 1960s) (1964) Documentation sheet Rose Bernd at fernsehenderddr.de.
- Katrin Aehnlich: Neumann, ring the bell twice , online at mdr.de, accessed on February 15, 2021
- In all friendship - episode 717: Forget mine not on mdr.de; accessed on June 21, 2016.
- Guest of honor in series 925: Herbert Köfer as guest in the "Sachsenklinik"! on mdr.de; accessed on April 20, 2021.
- In all friendship - Volume 925: Together we are less alone on daserste.de; accessed on April 20, 2021.
- Herbert Köfer biography for the comedy on Kurfürstendamm .
- Norbert Koch-Klaucke: Herbert Köfer: Feiersause with Horst Krause in: Berliner Kurier of August 13, 2020.
- He shoots the bird again: Herbert Köfer receives the Golden Hen in: Berliner Kurier from October 29, 2020.
- Herbert Köfer: I have to do everywhere - anecdotes and stories at Eulenspiegel Verlag
- Mit Herz & Schnauze (Audio CD) In: Amazon.de .
- New audio book also with old songs Herbert Köfer sings with Schöbel In: Berliner Kurier from May 13, 2008; Retrieved June 29, 2016.
- Hartmut Kascha: Herbert Köfer celebrates his 95th premiere as a rock singer in: Berliner Zeitung from February 16, 2016.
- Senzig: "Köfer reads carousel" at maz-online.de. Retrieved November 2, 2020.
- Berliner is the oldest active actor in the world at rekord-institut.org; accessed on July 1, 2019.
- Actor children: They use their talent - and their opportunities We learned that from dad. In: Hamburger Morgenpost . Retrieved September 22, 1999 .
- "My father really has no time" , saechsische.de, February 24, 2019
- Herbert Köfer's courageous yes-word. In: bz-berlin.de. Retrieved December 1, 2013 .
- Herbert Köfer (79) and his "yes" to Heike (40). In: berliner-kurier.de. Retrieved December 1, 2013 .
- reconstructed version of the 1973 film, not shown in the GDR, rediscovered in 1990 and once again lost; Theatrical release September 9, 2010.
- GDR film awards. (No longer available online.) In: prenzlberglive.de. Archived from the original on September 10, 2012 ; accessed on December 1, 2013 .
- Herbert Köfer: At 99, second "Golden Hen" for life's work in: welt.de on October 27, 2020.
- Legends 03: An evening for Herbert Köfer at Fernsehserien.de
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German actor, voice actor and presenter|
|BIRTH DATE||February 17, 1921|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Berlin , German Empire|
|DATE OF DEATH||July 24, 2021|
|PLACE OF DEATH||Berlin|