|Intro||German actor (1919-2010) and radio drama director|
Director of radio drama
|Type||Film, TV, Stage, Radio|
|Birth||1919, Berlin, Margraviate of Brandenburg|
|Death|| 2010, Gernsbach, Germany|
(aged 91 years)
Heinz Schimmelpfennig (6 April 1919 in Berlin, Germany – 31 December 2010 in Gernsbach, Baden-Württemberg, Germany) was a German actor and director.
After leaving school, Schimmelpfennig trained as a designer until 1939. He then joined as a soldier in World War II, before being wounded in 1942 and leaving the forces.
After his recovery, he found a job as a camera assistant at the UFA in Babelsberg. He then realised that he wanted to become an actor himself, so in 1943, he studied two years of studying acting at the Max Reinhardt Seminar in Vienna.