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Gustav Von Wangenheim made his mark in the world of entertainment when he worked on "Nosferatu" (1922) with Max Schreck. In 1914, he made his film debut in "Passionels Tagebuch." In 1922, he appeared in "Das Feuerschiff." In 1931, he played his final film role in "Danton."


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February 18, 1895 – August 5, 1975

Von Wangenheim appeared in more than 200 films between 1914 and 1966. A member of the Communist Party, he fled to the Soviet Union in the early 1930's and implicated in the deaths of fellow actors in the Purge of 1936. He returned to East Germany after World War II and worked in the film industry.

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