Krüger, Hardy

From Astro-Databank
Jump to: navigation, search
Name
Krüger, Hardy Gender: M
Franz Eberhard August Krüger
born on 12 April 1928 at 16:20 (= 4:20 PM )
Place Berlin, Germany, 52n29, 13e21
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Orig source not known
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Lescaut
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 22°28' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 14°25 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 25°46'



Portrait of Hardy Krüger 
(click to view image source)
Hardy Krüger (circa 1960)
(to view image author and license, click here)

Biography

German actor with blond hair and blue eyes, who often performed in roles portraying German soldiers due to his archetypal Nordic German look.

He made his film début in a German picture, "The Young Eagles," but whose acting career was interrupted when he was conscripted into the German Wehrmacht in 1944 at age 16. In March 1945, Krüger was conscripted into the 38th SS Division Nibelungen, where he was drawn into heavy fighting before being captured by American forces.

He first came to the attention of English language audiences in the 1957 British war film "The One That Got Away," the story of Franz von Werra, the only German prisoner of war to successfully escape from Allied custody and return to Germany.

In 1960, Krüger bought Ngorongoro farm in the then Tanganyika Territory, which he owned for 13 years. Ngorongoro served as the setting for the 1962 film "Hatari!," a Howard Hawks film, in which Krüger appeared with John Wayne.

Fluent in German, English and French, he has worked in numerous European and American films such as the Oscar-winning "Les dimanches de ville d'Avray" (1962), the original 1965 version of "The Flight of the Phoenix" and the German version of "The Moon is Blue."

His daughter Christiane Krüger and his son, Hardy Krüger, Jr. are also actors.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni database, 'entertainment' file quotes Lescaut.

Categories

  • Traits : Body : Appearance gorgeous (Nordic German looks)
  • Traits : Body : Hair (Blond)
  • Traits : Body : Other body (Blue eyes)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Film)
  • Vocation : Military : Combat
  • Vocation : Military : POW/ MIA (Captured by American forces)