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Peter Capell was widely known for his acting on the big screen. Capell started his acting career landing roles in such films as the Dan Duryea crime adaptation "The Burglar" (1957), the dramatic adaptation "Paths of Glory" (1958) with Kirk Douglas and "Come Prima" (1959) with Mario Lanza. He also appeared in the Curt Jurgens biopic "I Aim at the Stars" (1960), the drama "Armored Command" (1961) with Howard Keel and "One, Two, Three" (1961). His film career continued throughout the sixties and the seventies in productions like the Esther Williams adventurous drama "The Big Show" (1961), the dramatic adaptation "The Counterfeit Traitor" (1962) with William Holden and the spy thriller "I Deal in Danger" (1966) with Robert Goulet. He also appeared in the Stephen Boyd drama "Assignment K" (1968) and "Schuler-Report-Junge, Junge, was die Madchen alles von uns Wollen!" (1971). His work around this time also included a part on the TV movie "Hauser's Memory" (1970-71). Toward the end of his career, he continued to act in "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" (1971), "Sorcerer" (1977) with Roy Scheider and "Fedora" (1978). He also appeared in the drama "Charlotte" (1981) with Birgit Doll and the Diane Keaton thriller "The Little Drummer Girl" (1984). He also had a part in the TV miniseries "Holocaust -- The Story of the Family Weiss" (1977-78). Capell last appeared in "Wallenberg: A Hero's Story" (1984-85).
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