Hans Albers

Hans Albers
Real name
Hans Philipp August Albers
Born
September 22, 1891
Died
July 24, 1960
Country
Germany
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Actor and singer and the biggest male movie star in Germany between 1930 and 1945 and one of the most popular German actors of the twentieth century. When the Nazis came to power in 1933 Albers and his Jewish girlfriend Hansi Burg moved to Starnberger See in Bavaria. While Albers himself never showed public support for the Nazi regime he became the most popular actor under Nazi rule. The actor nevertheless avoided an overly close association in public. As the ultimate sign of his popularity, the Nazis even silently accepted his relationship with Hansi Burg for a long time, who went to Switzerland and then to Great Britain in 1939, but they secretly remained a couple with him even managing to send her financial support. They were reunited after the war, when she returned to Germany in a British uniform. After the war he never again enjoyed the huge stardom of the 1930s and early 1940s.
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