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Horst Tappert (German Movies And Television Actor) Biography

Today we are going to talk about a guy named Horst Tappert. Horst Tappert was known as a German movie and television actor. He was best known for his role as Inspector Stephan Derrick in the television drama Derrick. Horst Tappert was born on 26 May 1923 in Elberfeld, Rhine Province, Prussia, and Germany. He died on 13 December 2008 in Planegg, Bavaria, Germany. So let's gather a little more information about Horst Tappert.

Horst Tappert


Horst Tappert (German Movies And Television Actor) Biography

Horst Tappert's father, Julius Tappert, was a civil servant. And Julius Tappert's mother was Ewaldine Röll Tappert. Following high school and at the age of 17 his mother was drafted into the German Army during World War II. At the age of 19, against the wishes of Ewaldine Röll Tappert, as his widow, he moved from the Army to Waffen-SS, where Herbert Reinecker, author of the Derrick series, also served.

He was initially a member of the Reserve Anti-Aircraft Unit at Airolsen and was enlisted as a Grenadier in March 1943 with the 3rd SS Division Totenkopf. In 1945 Horst Tappert was briefly taken prisoner of war in Seehausen, Altmark.

After the war, Horst Tappert was hired as a bookkeeper at a theater in Stendal, Germany, and he became interested in acting. Horst Tappert took acting classes and in Dr. Paul Helwig's Die Flitterwochen. He began his career in Stendal as Stribel.

In later years Horst Tappert changed employers several times. Started working in Munich's Kammerspiele in 1956. Independent actor Tari Horst Tappert worked from 1967 until his death.

He began making movies and television productions in the late 1950s. Horst Tappert's biggest success came in 1966 with the three-part television show Die Gentlemen bitten zur Kasse in which Horst Tappert played the role of train robber Michael Donegan.

In 1968, Horst Tappert changed sides in the Edgar Wallace movies, playing Scotland Yard Detective Perkins. Horst Tappert's search for the character of Stephen Derrick, along with sidekick assistant Harry Klein, began in 1973 when ZDF, another public television station in Germany, began planning a new mystery series with a different type of investigator.

Stephen Derrick's character became a cult figure for Horst Tappert. Horst Tappert reached her 75-year age limit for becoming a television actor. Their height was 6 ft 2 in. Horst Tappert has received awards from Bambi and Telegatto.

Horst Tappert lived in Gräfelfing, near Munich, with his third wife, Ursula Pistor, after being divorced twice. Horst Tappert was the father of three children. They often enjoyed fishing and hunting. Horst Tappert's wife is also an actor.

Horst Tappert's summer vacation home was off the coast of northern Norway. Horst Tappert and his wife had a cabin in the municipality of Nordland between 1990 and 2008 when they had to sell the cabin due to their age and poor health.

Filmography

1950 
- Doctor Praetorius

1958 
- The Trapp Family in America
- Wir Wunderkinder
- Arms and the Man

1959
- The Angel Who Pawned Her Harp
- The Beautiful Adventure
- Ruf ohne Echo

1961
- Zu viele Köche
- Ein schöner Tag
- Küß mich Kätchen

1962
- Das Halstuch
- Er kann's nicht lassen
- Schneewittchen und die sieben Gaukler

1963
- Das tödliche Patent
- Zwei Whisky und ein Sofa
- Leonce und Lena

1964
- Der Aussichtsturm
- Sechs Personen suchen einen Autor

1965
- Eine reine Haut

1966
- Die Gentlemen bitten zur Kasse
- Ein Tag in Paris
- Der Kinderdieb
- Das ganz große Ding
- Der Mann aus Melbourne
- Jerry Cotton: Die Rechnung – eiskalt serviert 
- Four Queens for an Ace
- Der schwarze Freitag

1967
- Liebe für Liebe

1968
- Heißer Sand auf Sylt
- The Hound of Blackwood Castle
- Das Kriminalmuseum
- The Gorilla of Soho

1969
- The Man with the Glass Eye
- Seven Days Grace

1970
- Perrak

1971
- The Devil Came from Akasava
- Und Jimmy ging zum Regenbogen
- Bleib sauber
- The Captain
- She Killed in Ecstasy

1972
- Der Todesrächer von Soho
- Hoopers letzte Jagd

1973
- Eine Frau bleibt eine Frau

1974
- Plus minus null
- Derrick 
- Auch ich war nur ein mittelmäßiger Schüler

1984
- Cinématon

2000
- Der Kardinal

2001
- In 80 Jahren um dies Welt

2003
- Herz ohne Krone

2004
- Derrick – Die Pflicht ruft

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