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Rolf von Goth

Rolf von Goth German actor (1906-1981)

German actor (1906-1981)
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro German actor (1906-1981)
A.K.A. Goth, Rolf von
Was Actor Film actor
From Germany
Type Film, Television, Stage and Radio
Gender male
Birth 1906, Windhoek, Namibia
Death 9 November 1981, Berlin, Margraviate of Brandenburg (aged 75 years)
Spouse: Karin Hardt
The details

Rolf von Goth (5 November 1906 – 9 November 1981) was a film actor from Windhoek in German Southwest Africa who settled and worked in Germany. After appearing in minor roles in several silent films such as Metropolis (1927) von Goth emerged as a prominent actor in the late 1920s. During the early 1930s he played a mixture of leading and supporting roles in films such as Once There Was a Waltz and A Shot at Dawn (1932) but his appearances began to decline during the Nazi era. By the outbreak of the Second World War he had almost entirely retired from film. von Goth switched to become a director of radio shows, becoming extremely successful in the format during the post-war years. He was married to the actress Karin Hardt.

Selected filmography

  • Metropolis (1927)
  • Don Juan in a Girls' School (1928)
  • Under Suspicion (1928)
  • Misled Youth (1929)
  • Spring Awakening (1929)
  • Father and Son (1929)
  • Next, Please! (1930)
  • Boycott (1930)
  • Of Life and Death (1930)
  • The King of Paris (1930)
  • Between Night and Dawn (1931)
  • A Shot at Dawn (1932)
  • Once There Was a Waltz (1932)
  • Sehnsucht 202 (1932)
  • Five from the Jazz Band (1932)
  • The Master Detective (1933)
  • A Woman With Power of Attorney (1934)
  • The Castle in Flanders (1936)
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