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Name
  
Erwin Faber

Role
  
Actor

Children
  
Monika Faber


Erwin Faber

Born
  
July 21, 1891 (
1891-07-21
)
Innsbruck, Austria

Died
  
May 4, 1989, Munich, Germany

Movies
  
Mysteries of a Barbershop, From the Life of the Marionettes, Land Without Women

Similar People
  
Erich Engel, Imanuel Geiss, Ingmar Bergman, Carmine Gallone

Erwin Faber (21 July 1891 – 4 May 1989) was a leading actor in Munich and later throughout Germany, beginning after World War I, and through the late-1970s, when he was still performing at the Residenz Theatre (The National Theatre of Bavaria). Born in Innsbruck, Austria, Faber remained in Germany during the Third Reich, emerging afterwards as a prominent actor in the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany). He died in Munich in 1989, only two months after his last performance at the Residenztheater (the National Theatre of Bavaria), at age 97.

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Acting career

In addition to performing in dozens of dramas and films in Germany, working with the leading directors in post-World War I Germany, such as Max Reinhardt, Otto Falckenberg, and Erich Engel, Faber also was chosen by Bertolt Brecht to play the leads in the first three staged plays of Brecht in Munich, beginning with Drums in the Night (Trommeln in der Nacht) at the avant-garde theatre, the Munich Kammerspiele in September 1922, followed by In The Jungle of Cities (Im Dickicht der Städte) at Munich's Residenz Theater in May 1923, and The Life of Edward II of England (Leben Eduards des Zweiten von England) directed by Brecht himself in his directing debut and featuring Oskar Homolka, in March 1924.

Erwin Faber also played the lead in a film written by Brecht in 1923, Mysteries of a Barbershop (Mysterien eines Friseursalons), with leading comic and dramatic actors of Germany of that time: Karl Valentin, Liesl Karlstadt, Blandine Ebinger, Max Schreck, and Carola Neher. The 16-minute improvised film is now considered one of the hundred most important films in history of German film.

Erwin Faber also was cast by Ingmar Bergman for his film Life of the Marionettes in 1980.

Filmography

Actor
1985
Dom Juan (TV Movie) as
Gusman
1984
Zinsen des Ruhms (TV Movie) as
Wachtmeister
1980
From the Life of the Marionettes (TV Movie) as
The Servant
1975
Die Medaille (TV Movie) as
Steinbeissel
1974
Karl May as
Napoleon Krügel
1971
Der Widerspenstigen Zähmung (TV Movie) as
Vincentio
1970
Der Kirschgarten (TV Movie) as
Lakai Firs
1968
Der Unbesonnene (TV Movie) as
Anselme
1967
Der Werbeoffizier (TV Movie)
1967
Das Gold von Bayern (TV Movie) as
Wurzer
1966
Woyzeck (TV Movie)
1965
Ein Anruf für Mister Clark (TV Movie) as
Stationsvorsteher
1963
Der Liebesdienst (TV Movie) as
Mr. Magister
1963
König Ödipus (TV Movie) as
Ein Diener
1962
Kaum zu glauben (TV Movie) as
Polizeichef Frobisher
1962
Ca va! (TV Movie)
1960
Kluge Närrin (TV Movie) as
Don Octavio
1960
Lampenfieber as
Erwin Faber
1960
Der Heiratsantrag (TV Movie) as
Stepan Stepanowitsch Tschubukow
1959
Der Bär (TV Movie) as
Lakai Luka
1959
Er ist an allem schuld (TV Movie) as
Ignat
1958
Androklus und der Löwe (TV Movie)
1958
Weh dem der lügt (TV Movie) as
Fährmann
1957
Der Edelweißkönig
1931
M as
Xxx (uncredited)
1929
Bride 68 as
Jim Sleigh, goldminer
1927
Am Rande der Welt as
Der Geselle
1923
The Mysteries of a Hairdresser's Shop (Short) as
Professor Moras
Self
1982
Einmal im Jahr möcht' ich auch lachen können (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
1977
Ingmar Bergman inszeniert (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
Archive Footage
2005
Deutsche Lebensläufe (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Karl Valentin - Ein Hungerkünstler (2005) - Self

References

Erwin Faber Wikipedia


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