Michl Lang

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Michl Lang (born January 16, 1899 in Kempten (Allgäu) , † December 21, 1979 in Munich ) was a German folk actor . In his roles he embodied the humorous, mischievous character.


Michl Lang was the son of a carpenter and was supposed to take over his father's business. But the boy was drawn to acting. Without parental support, he initially made his way as a cheese maker, groom and waiter. From 1917 he did military service in the Bavarian field artillery.



After the end of his military service in the summer of 1919, Lang had his first appearance on the Bad Reichenhaller Bayernbühne, a popular theater. On a tour in Bremerhaven he met Fanny Pröll, whom he married in 1923. The marriage lasted until his death.

The internationally renowned Munich Volkstheater and the Schaubühne Platzl had been his place of work since the 1940s . The legendary director of this stage with restaurant and hotel, Weiß Ferdl , finally appointed him his successor. Lang was in charge of the company's fortunes for 22 years. In the meantime he had not only embodied all common relevant roles, but also wrote various one-act plays himself .

Movie and TV

The actor's final breakthrough came alongside Liesl Karlstadt on Bayerischer Rundfunk under director Kurt Wilhelm with the Brumml-G'schichten (1947–1953), whom the actor Rudolf Vogel had introduced to Lang. This was followed by roles in homeland films and comedies. In the 1950s and 1960s he was a member of the ensemble of the successful comedy nobility , in which he played numerous roles alongside Gustl Bayrhammer , Max Grießer and Maxl Graf . Above all, his embodiment of the sold grandfather made him known to a large audience. At the same time, Lang also appeared in some movies, for example several times as Uncle Filser in the rascal stories .

Sickness and death

After the shooting of Die Lokalbahn in 1972, Michl Lang retired from the stage for health reasons and, as the director of the Platzl, only did administrative work. In 1972 he was awarded the Bayerischer Poetentaler . Shortly before Christmas 1979 he died at the age of 80 in his adopted home Munich. He found his final resting place in the Pullach cemetery in the Isar valley .


movie theater

Television (selection)

Radio plays (selection)

Discography (selection)


  • A Munich man with a heart (Isarton)
  • When the Christkindl comes. Michl Lang sings Christmas carols. (Isarton)

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