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Rudolf Johann Heinrich Lettinger was a German stage and cinema actor. He died in Berlin-Schöneberg on March 20, 1937. His career encompassed a broad range of roles and genres. Lettinger had a lasting influence on the German performing arts landscape, having traveled a remarkable path from the stages of prestigious theaters to the emerging field of silent cinema.
Rudolf Lettinger was born in Hamburg on October 26, 1865. Early on, Lettinger performed in a variety of theaters in Detmold, Heidelberg, and Stettin, where he portrayed youthful loves and heroes. He relocated to Magdeburg (1890), Nuremberg (1891–92), and Zurich (1893) while he refined his trade. Character parts became his new focus during a multi-year tenure at the Oldenburg Court Theater, which marked a turning point in his career.
A pivotal period in Rudolf Lettinger’s career began when he arrived in Berlin at the Schiller Theater in 1901. Remarkably, he worked with the great Max Reinhardt, receiving praise for his performances as “Gessler” in William Tell and the renowned “Cyrano von Bergerac.”
Lettinger began a new chapter in his career in 1912 when he entered the silent cinema industry. Well-known for his adaptability, he took on a wide range of parts and frequently played humorous elderly guys. Lettinger played Dr. Olsen in the iconic “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari,” one of his most well-known film appearances, demonstrating his versatility in a variety of settings.
Lettinger’s involvement in sound films gradually decreased over time, even though his career in silent films grew with his varied character interpretations. In 1931, he appeared in the last known motion picture, “Emil and the Detectives.”
Rudolf Lettinger Parents
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Rudolf Lettinger Age, Height, Weight, Birthdate
|72 years old (at the time of his death)
|October 26, 1865.
Rudolf Lettinger Wife/Girlfriend
Rudolf Lettinger married twice. He married actress Marie Wendt and Vogel.
Rudolf Lettinger Children
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Rudolf Lettinger Net Worth
At the time of his death, there was no information about his net worth.