Robert Graf (actor)

Robert Graf (November 18, 1923 - February 4, 1966) was a German actor who played the role of Werner, "The Ferret" in the 1963 movie The Great Escape. Graf was born in Witten, Germany in 1923. In 1942, after completing his Abitur, he was conscripted into the Wehrmacht and sent to the Eastern Front. He was wounded in 1944, and assigned to war production duties in Munich, where he began his study of theater.[1] In 1952, Graf married the actress Selma Urfer and had three children. He was the father of the director Dominik Graf. Robert Graf died of cancer in Munich in 1966 at age 42.

Robert Graf
Born(1923-11-18)18 November 1923
Witten, Germany
Died4 February 1966(1966-02-04) (aged 42)
OccupationActor
Years active19521967

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1952Illusion in a Minor KeyFranz
1957JonasJonas
1957El HakimAbubakr
1958Wir WunderkinderBruno Tiches
1959And That on Monday MorningHerbert Acker
1959The Beautiful AdventureMarius Bridot
1959The BuddenbrooksBendix Grünlich
1960The Woman by the Dark WindowThomas Melchior
1960Sweetheart of the GodsDr. Hertel
1960My SchoolfriendDr. Lerch
1960Hauptmann, deine SterneEmil Kowalek
1961The Forger of LondonBasil Hale
1961MörderspielDr. Horn
1962Wenn beide schuldig werdenDr. Hassfeld
1962The Happy Years of the ThorwaldsErnst Bieber
1963The Great EscapeWerner "The Ferret"
1963Die zwölf GeschworenenJuror 8TV film
1963Zwei Whisky und ein SofaDr. Wiesmer / Ping
1964A Mission for Mr. DoddToni
1964Frühstück mit dem TodHal Young, stellvertretender Staatsanwalt
1964Verdammt zur SündeDer Vertreter
1965Halløj i himmelsengenMr. Noël, teacher

References

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