Hunte, Otto

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Hunte, Otto Gender: M
Johann Gottlieb Otto Hunte
born on 9 January 1881 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place Hamburg, Germany, 53n33, 9e59
Timezone LMT m9e59 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 19°09' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 10°58 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 15°39'


German production designer, art director and set decorator, considered one of the most important artists in the history of early German cinema, mainly for his set designs on the early silent movies of Fritz Lang. His early career was defined by a working relationship with fellow designers Karl Vollbrecht and Erich Kettelhut. Hunte's architectural designs are found in many of the most important films of the period including Dr. Mabuse the Gambler, Die Nibelungen (1924), Metropolis (1927) and Der blaue Engel. Hunte subsequently worked as one of the leading set designers during the Nazi era. Post-Second World War he was employed by the East German studio DEFA. He died on 28 December 1960, aged 79, in Potsdam, East Germany.

Link to Wikipedia biography (German)



Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Hamburg archives.


  • Vocation : Art : Stage/ Set design (Decorator)
  • Vocation : Art : Other Art (Director)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Production jobs (Designer)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession