Oliver Grimm

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Oliver Grimm (born April 3, 1948 in Munich ; † October 10, 2017 in Passau ) was a German voice actor and actor .

life and career

The son of the UFA actress Hansi Wendler and the film and dubbing director Hans Grimm was the most popular child star of the 1950s in Germany. The first film with him was shot in 1952. He achieved greatest popularity in 1955 with the film Wenn der Vater mit dem Sohne , in which he played the leading role alongside Heinz Rühmann . He starred in almost 20 family films until puberty .

After graduating from high school, Grimm studied structural engineering for three semesters with the intention of becoming a civil engineer. Then he decided to become an actor and took acting lessons in Berlin. As an adult, he was unable to establish himself in the film business. Grimm played on theaters in Berlin, Munich and Zurich. In 1975 he had a guest appearance in Derrick , in 2000 he played a small role in the film School . Most recently, he was guest at several theaters and worked as a voice actor . For example, he spoke the white lion Kimba in the cartoon series of the same name.

Grimm suffered from throat cancer for several years and died of it on October 10, 2017 at the age of 69.


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Individual evidence

  1. Child star Oliver Grimm died: a whole generation loved his sweet grin . In: Berliner-Kurier.de . ( berliner-kurier.de [accessed on October 22, 2017]).
  2. ^ Obituary notice , accessed on October 22, 2017
  3. Heinz Rühmann's child star dies in Passau