Murnau, F. W.

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Murnau, F. W. Gender: M
Friedrich Wilhelm Plumpe
born on 28 December 1888 at 07:00 (= 07:00 AM )
Place Bielefeld, Germany, 52n01, 8e31
Timezone LMT m8e31 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 07°01' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 03°11 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 19°58'

F. W. Murnau


German film director who was one of the greatest directors of German silent cinema from his first feature in 1919. Soon after his debut he held an international reputation and was highly applauded for "The Last Laugh," 1924 and "Sunrise," 1927. He was considered one of the masters of German Expressionism.

Another of Murnau's acclaimed works is the 1922 film "Nosferatu," an adaptation of Bram Stoker's "Dracula." Although not a commercial success due to copyright issues with Stoker's novel, the film is considered a masterpiece of Expressionist film.

On the afternoon of 10 March 1931, Murnau, his chauffeur John R. Freeland, and his 14 year old Filipino valet E. Garcia, suffered a car crash twenty miles north of Santa Barbara, California. Garcia was driving the vehicle. The crash occurred while Murnau was giving the boy fellatio. Murnau, who had been pinned under the overturned car, died from a fractured skull and other serious injuries the next morning in a Santa Barbara hospital. The badly injured Freeland and uninjured Garcia survived. Murnau was entombed in Southwest Cemetery in Stahnsdorf near Berlin. Only 11 people attended the funeral. Among them were Robert Flaherty, Emil Jannings, Greta Garbo and Fritz Lang, who delivered the funeral speech. Garbo also commissioned a death mask of Murnau, which she kept on her desk during her years in Hollywood.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • friend relationship with Garbo, Greta (born 18 September 1905)
  • friend relationship with Marc, Franz (born 8 February 1880)
  • (has as) worker relationship with Bing, Herman (born 30 March 1889)


  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1922 ("Nosferatu")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1924 ("The Last Laugh")
  • Social : Begin Travel 1926 (Emigrated to Hollywood)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1927 ("Sunrise")
  • Death by Accident 11 March 1931 (Killed in car while giving driver oral sex, age 42)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

B.C. in hand from Steinbrecher


  • Traits : Body : Size (Height: 2.11 m/ 6 ft 11 in)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Accident/Injury (Fatal auto)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Philanthropist (Handicapped kids)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Gay
  • Personal : Death : Unusual (Death during sex act)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director (Silent Films)
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (German air force, WWI)
  • Vocation : Military : POW/ MIA (POW, WWI)
  • Vocation : Sports Business : Coach/ Manager/ Owner (Swim coach)