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Fritz Umgelter (18 August 1922 in Stuttgart – 9 May 1981 in Frankfurt am Main) was a German television director, television writer, and film director.

Fritz Umgelter
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Fritz Umgelter in the early 60s
Born(1922-08-18)August 18, 1922
Stuttgart
DiedMay 9, 1981(1981-05-09) (aged 58)
Frankfurt am Main
NationalityGerman
Occupationtelevision director, television writer, film director
Known forDer Winter, der ein Sommer war

Umgelter worked mainly in television as both a writer and director. He received directing credit for 68 TV films or series, and received writing credits for 22 TV films or series segments.[1] He also directed 7 cinema films (of which he received directing credit for 6),[2] but these were not critically acclaimed, and he remains best known for his television works.

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AwardsEdit

In 1967 his television film, Bratkartoffeln inbegriffen (based on the play Chips with Everything by Arnold Wesker), he won the Teleplay Award at the Baden-Baden TV Film Festival [de].[3] This award is presented by the "Deutsche Akademie der Darstellenden Künste" and is a German analog to a BAFTA or Emmy Award.

FilmographyEdit

His film releases were:

His television work includes:

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