Rolf von Goth

Rolf von Goth (5 November 1906 – 9 November 1981) was a film actor from Windhoek in German Southwest Africa who settled and worked in Germany. After appearing in minor roles in several silent films such as Metropolis (1927) von Goth emerged as a prominent actor in the late 1920s. During the early 1930s he played a mixture of leading and supporting roles in films such as Once There Was a Waltz[1] and A Shot at Dawn (1932)[2] but his appearances began to decline during the Nazi era. By the outbreak of the Second World War he had almost entirely retired from film. von Goth switched to become a director of radio shows, becoming extremely successful in the format during the post-war years. He was married to the actress Karin Hardt.

Rolf von Goth
Rolf von Goth 1929 by Alexander Binder.jpg
Rolf von Goth in 1929
Born5 November 1906
Died9 November 1981 (1981-11-10) (aged 75)
Resting placeFriedhof Heerstraße, Berlin
OccupationActor, playwright
Years active1927–1938 (film)
Spouse(s)Karin Hardt
Grave of Rolf von Goth at the Friedhof Heerstraße in Berlin.

Selected filmographyEdit


  1. ^ Grange p.386
  2. ^ Youngkin p.465

External linksEdit


  • Grange, William. Cultural Chronicle of the Weimar Republic. Scarecrow Press, 2008.
  • Youngkin, Stephen. The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre. University Press of Kentucky, 2005.