Summary: actor once touted as West Germany's answer to Cary Grant who was one of the best-paid actors of West German cinema starring in 40 films whose best known film included the title role in Ludwig II (1954), Hanussen (1955), and Uncle Tom's Cabin (1965), who in 1957 signed a deal with Universal Pictures in Hollywood, but which didn't work out when he lost his memory while filming My Man Godfrey.
Cause of Death: Complications from a kidney disease
Born: April 1, 1915
Died: February 1, 2004
Location: Lugano, Switzerland