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Paul Verhoeven

Paul Verhoeven

German actor, film and theatre director, and writer
Paul Verhoeven
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Quick Facts

Intro German actor, film and theatre director, and writer
A.K.A. Paulus Joseph Verhoeven
Was Film director Screenwriter Actor Stage actor Film actor Television actor
From Germany
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 23 June 1901, Unna, Germany
Death 22 March 1975, Munich, Germany (aged 73 years)
Star sign CancerCancer
Family
Children: Michael VerhoevenLis Verhoeven
The details

Biography

Paul Verhoeven (23 June 1901 – 22 March 1975) was a German actor as well as a film and theatre director.

Early life

Verhoeven was born in the town of Unna, Westphalia. He had 13 siblings. The family lived in modest circumstances.

Career

He directed and acted in over 50 films. He wrote over 20 film scripts, the first of which was Das kleine Hofkonzert in 1935, an operetta with music by Edmund Nick based on a comedy by Verhoeven and Toni Impekoven.

From 1945 to 1948 he was artistic director at the Residenz Theatre/Staatsschauspiel in Munich.

Personal life and demise

Verhoeven was married to the actress Doris Kiesow, with whom he had three children: Lis Verhoeven, who became an actress and was the first wife of Mario Adorf; Michael Verhoeven, who became a film director and married Senta Berger; and Monika Verhoeven.

By his relationship with the actress Edith Schultze-Westrum Paul Verhoeven had a son, Thomas Schultze-Westrum, who became a zoologist and maker of animal documentaries.

Paul Verhoeven died on stage in 1975 while delivering the eulogy for the recently deceased actress Therese Giehse at the Munich Kammerspiele. He was buried in the Munich Waldfriedhof next to his wife.

Selected filmography

Actor

Director

  • 1939 – Renate in the Quartet
  • 1939 – Gold in New Frisco
  • 1948 – The Court Concert
  • 1949 – Du bist nicht allein
  • 1950 – Heart of Stone
  • 1950 – This Man Belongs to Me
  • 1951 – A Heidelberg Romance
  • 1952 – That Can Happen to Anyone
  • 1953 – Don't Forget Love
  • 1954 – Hoheit lassen bitten
  • 1954 – A Woman of Today
  • 1954 – The Eternal Waltz
  • 1956 – ...wie einst Lili Marleen
  • 1956 – The Golden Bridge
  • 1960 – The Juvenile Judge
  • 1962 – Her Most Beautiful Day

Screenwriter

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