Jurgen Frohriep was a German actor who was born on April 28, 1928. His role as Oberleutnant Jurgen Hubner in Polizeiruf 110 made him very popular after 1972.
Polizeiruf 110 was a long-running television series from Germany. Over a period of time, Jurgen Frohriep worked as a voice-over artist.
He worked as a voice-over artist on English-language films for domestic audiences. He became the German language voice of Charlton Heston with respect to Antony and Cleopatra.
Ulrich Frohriep , the writer, was his brother and he has written some episodes of Polizeiruf 110.
Jurgen Frohriep was born in Rostock and when he was 11 years old, he was involved in national air defense as a Flak Helper during the war.
After the war in May 1945, Jurgen Frohriep who was then 17 years old, found out that his home city had become part of the Soviet occupation zone. He took up casual work in the boat and fishing industries as well as farming.
He was also involved with the FDJ amateur theater movement and it needs to be noted that Jurgen Frohriep never had any formal training in acting. He was recruited by the Friendship Theater in Berlin in 1951.
After his debut with the Friendship Theater, Jurgen Frohriep got the opportunity to experience stage appearances at other various theaters.
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Jurgen Frohriep was selected to play the lead role in the anti-war film titled Stars(Sterne) by Konrad Wolf at the end of the 1950s. This helped in the breakthrough of Jurgen Frohriep and he became a permanent member of DEFA and also got the chance to be featured in soldierly roles.
Jurgen Frohriep played the role of Lt.Fritz in Wolf Among Wolves in 1965 and he won a Silver Laurel Crown. He also made an appearance in the biographical film, No Victory Without A Fight in 1966 in which he played the role of Mercedes-Benz racing driver, Manfred von Brauchitsch.
Later in 1973, Jurgen Frohriep featured in The Legend of Paul and Paula.
Jurgen Frohriep focused on television from 1973. In 1990 when he was about 60 years old, the roles he was getting ceased.
He was reported to have suffered from depression. His wife had to put aside her acting career to take care of the family after two decades of marriage. She later relocated to Switzerland to study Psychology and she opened a Psychotherapy Practice in Walenstadt after her marriage with Jurgen Frohriep had broken down.
Jurgen Frohriep Cause of Death
Jurgen Frohriep is reported to have died in Berlin. He died on July 13, 1993, when he was 65 years old. The cause of his death is unknown.