Karl Valentin Age, Height, Weight, Net Worth, Parents, Girlfriend, Wife, Biography, Wikipedia, Children, Birth date

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Karl Valentin is most known for being a Bavarian comic who had a profound impact on German Weimar culture. Known as the “Charlie Chaplin of Germany,” Valentin had a profound influence on numerous artists’ works, including those of Bertolt Brecht, Samuel Beckett, Loriot, and Helge Schneider.

Biography

Karl Valentin was born Valentin Ludwig Fey on June 4, 1882, in Munich. Originating from a well-to-do middle-class family with experience in the furniture transport industry, Valentin first sought employment as an apprentice carpenter. His comedy shows’ sets and props were crafted with great help from this early experience. He started his comedic career in 1902, studying under Hermann Strebel in a Munich variety school. His debut performance was held in Nürnberg’s “Zeughaus”.

Following his father’s passing, Valentin took a hiatus from performing, dedicating three years to constructing a unique twenty-piece one-man band, which he toured with in 1906. In parallel, he studied music, becoming proficient on the guitar under Heinrich Albert’s tutelage.

Valentin soon established himself as a mainstay in Munich’s beer halls and cabarets, earning a reputation for his brief comedic performances performed in a thick Bavarian accent. Working along with his female companion Liesl Karlstadt, he cemented his position as one of the top comedians in Germany throughout the Weimar Republic. Valentin made a significant cinematic debut, creating both silent and sound pictures that will never be forgotten.

Valentin’s humor was deeply rooted in linguistic dexterity and wordplay, earning him a reputation as a linguistic anarchist. Rejecting mimicry and cheap psychology, his comedy often began with simple misunderstandings that evolved as the sketches progressed. Often associated with Dadaism, social expressionism, and the Neue Sachlichkeit, Valentin was a master of gallows humor.

Valentin’s comic talents were on display in the slapstick comedy “Mysteries of a Barbershop,” which he co-directed with Bertolt Brecht in 1923. Regular attendee, Brecht compared Valentin to Charlie Chaplin, highlighting the latter’s refusal to emulate his distinct sense of humor. Valentin’s work was distinguished by linguistic gymnastics, a loose relationship to Dadaism, and a fondness for social role satire.

Karl Valentin Parents

Karl Valentin was born to Johann Valentin Fey and Maria Johann Schatte.

Karl Valentin Age, Height, Weight, Birthdate

Age 65 years (At the time of his death)
Height 1.76 m
Weight N/A
Birthdate June 4, 1882

 

Karl Valentin’s Wife/Girlfriend

Karl Valentin was married to Gisela Royes.

Karl Valentin Children

Karl Valentin had two daughters.

Karl Valentin’s Net Worth

At the time of his death, there was no information about his net worth.

References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Valentin

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0884171/bio/

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