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Actor, screenwriter, radio play author, film director, emcee, and writer Helmuth Manuel Backhaus also known as Gregor Trass had a lasting impression on the German entertainment business. Backhaus’s life was a tribute to his inventive energy and commitment to the arts.
Helmuth M. Backhaus was born on June 6, 1920, in Bonn. Backhaus moved to Munich in the 1930s with his mother and sister, where he graduated from high school in 1939. After finishing school, he set off on an adventure that would take him into the worlds of theater, radio, and writing. At Frankfurt am Main, Backhaus studied theater and law at first, but he never finished his legal degree because he was more interested in performing and storytelling.
In 1945, Backhaus’s first play, “Wir unter uns,” made its Munich premiere and brought his writing and acting talents to light, gaining him notoriety in the literary world. His early achievements brought him to Radio Munich, the forerunner of Bavarian Radio, where he received speech training in 1945 and 1946. Backhaus founded the Radio Munich cabaret section in partnership with American control officer Walter Kohner. He showcased his wit and humor in shows such as “Kleines Gedeck,” “Zehnerkabaret,” and “Nachtwindmühle.”
Backhaus’s artistic output was not limited to radio; it encompassed a wide range of media. He wrote plays, radio comedy, films, and documentaries for Bayerischer Rundfunk, frequently serving as director of his productions. Backhaus also experimented with poetry, theater, and non-fiction, adding a unique comic touch to his works that connected with readers. His participation in the Munich theater scene demonstrated his theatrical abilities even more. One standout performance he had was as Higgins in Shaw’s “Pygmalion” at the Lore Bronner stage.
Backhaus had a lasting impression on the German cinema industry as a screenwriter, actor, and director. He worked on several entertaining movies in the 1950s and 1960s, often using the alias Gregor Trass. He was not only an author and filmmaker, but also an accomplished visual artist who produced caricatures, gouaches, etchings, oil paintings, and watercolors. Backhaus’s extensive collection, which includes more than 1500 photos.
Helmuth M. Backhaus Parents
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Helmuth M. Backhaus Age, Height, Weight, Birthdate
|68 years old (as at the time of his death)
|June 6, 1920
Helmuth M. Backhaus Wife/Girlfriend
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Helmuth M. Backhaus Children
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Helmuth M. Backhaus Net Worth
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