Hans Christian Blech

Hans Christian Blech (20 February 1915 – 5 March 1993) was a German film, stage and television character actor who found success in both Germany and Hollywood.

Hans Christian Blech
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Blech with Lotte Berger in Twelfth Night
Born(1915-02-20)20 February 1915
Died5 March 1993(1993-03-05) (aged 78)
Resting placeOld Cemetery, Darmstadt[1]
Years active1948–1992
Erni Wilhelmi
(m. 1952)

He made his English film debut in the 1951 picture Decision Before Dawn. In this and many of his other Hollywood films, he played a German soldier. He had a prominent role in the 1962 World War 2 blockbuster film, The Longest Day. He served in the German Army and fought on the Eastern Front in World War II, where he may have acquired his facial scars.[citation needed] Another possible origin of his scars was a car accident on the Darmstadt Luisenplatz when Blech was 14 years old.[citation needed]

Partial filmographyEdit

Television miniseriesEdit

  • Theodor Chindler (1979), as Theodor Chindler
  • Via Mala (1985), as Maler Lauters


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