Wilhelm Diegelmann

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Wilhelm Diegelmann
Wilhelm Diegelmann 1927 by Alexander Binder.jpg
Wilhelm Diegelmann in 1927
Born(1861-09-28)28 September 1861
Died1 March 1934(1934-03-01) (aged 72)
Years active19151933

Wilhelm Diegelmann (28 September 1861 – 1 March 1934) was a German actor.



Diegelmann's first stage appearance was in 1878 in the chorus for the Frankfurt Opera. In 1881 he debuted at the Frankfurt City Theater, playing King Lear, William Tell, and other title characters. Sometime around 1900, Diegelmann relocated to Berlin. Here, he appeared at a variety of theaters, including the Deutsches Theater, the Großes Schauspielhaus, and the Deutsches Künstlertheater. Diegelmann was introduced to film in 1913 by Max Reinhardt. he became a prolific actor of supporting roles, often as a father figure. He performed in the well-known film Der Blaue Engel (The Blue Angel), where he played a ship captain who flirts with the lead actress (Marlene Dietrich). The final film he starred in was the Theodor Storm adaptation of Der Schimmelreiter (The Rider on the White Horse). He continued to make stage appearances after this, with his last role being in Rembrandt vor Gericht. He died not long after this. He was laid to rest in Südwestkirchhof Stahnsdorf, though the grave itself no longer exists. [1] [2]

Selected filmography


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  2. Weniger, Kay (2001). Das grosse Personenlexikon des Films : die Schauspieler, Regisseure, Kameraleute, Produzenten, Komponisten, Drehbuchautoren, Filmarchitekten, Ausstatter, Kostümbildner, Cutter, Tontechniker, Maskenbildner und Special Effects Designer des 20. Jahrhunderts. Berlin: Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf. ISBN   3-89602-340-3. OCLC   49719018.