German film star Hardy Kruger has died suddenly at the age of 93.
Actor known for his roles in adventure films including A bridge too far and Wild goose.
Kruger’s death was confirmed by Peter Kaefferlein, the actor’s Hamburg-based literary agent, who announced today that Kruger passed away “suddenly and unexpectedly” on Wednesday (January 19). ) at his home in California.
Considered one of the greatest German actors of post-war cinema, Kruger starred in a number of notable English-language projects, including the 1957 film. One of the measurements was lost. The film sees Kruger portray a German fighter pilot attempting to escape Allied captivity.
He also co-starred with John Wayne in the Howard Hawks comedy Hatari! and opposite James Stewart, Peter Finch and Ernest Borgnine in 1965 Flight of the Phoenix.
Also among the respected filmmakers who have collaborated with Kruger is Stanley Kubrick, who cast the actor as Captain Potzdorf in 1975. Barry Lyndon.
Kruger’s acting agency said in a statement: “His warm heart, happiness and unwavering sense of justice will make him unforgettable.”
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