Sachs, Andrew

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Sachs, Andrew Gender: M
Andreas Siegfried Sachs
born on 7 April 1930 at 09:00 (= 09:00 AM )
Place Berlin-Mitte, Germany, 52n30, 13e22
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Clifford
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 16°47' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 28°08 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 02°24'

Andrew Sachs
photo: Squidney / phil chappell from Crowthorne, U.K., license cc-by-2.0


German-British writer and actor who appeared as Manuel, the mad waiter from Barcelona, in the comedy series, "Fawlty Towers" (1975-1979), a role for which he was BAFTA-nominated. Unfortunately the role type-cast him for a time. However, he went on to have a long career in acting and voice-over work for TV, film and radio. In his later years, he continued to have success with roles in films such as "Quartet," and as Ramsay Clegg in "Coronation Street" from 5 May to 27 August 2009.

In 1938-1939, he was witness to his father being arrested by a S.S. officer in a Berlin restaurant. With the help of an influential friend, he was released and fled to England with his family three months later.

Sachs wrote more than a dozen radio plays in the 1950s.

In 2008, Sachs became the centre of national sympathy and outcry over a series of insulting messages left by comedians Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross on his answering machine.

Sachs was diagnosed with vascular dementia in 2012, which eventually left him unable to speak and forced him to use a wheelchair. He died on 23 November 2016 in Northwood, London, aged 86.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Cleese, John (born 27 October 1939). Notes: Co-stars on "Fawlty Towers," 1975-1979


  • Family : Change residence 1938 (Moved to England with family)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1960 (Melody Lang)
  • Health : Medical diagnosis 2012 (Vascular dementia)

Source Notes

Frank C. Clifford quotes him, given in British Entertainers, Flare Publications 1997


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Other Major diseases (Vascular dementia)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (56 years)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (Germany to England)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (TV, film and radio)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star (Fawlty Towers)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Voice-Over
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script (Radio plays)