Wolfgang Jakob Franz Ludwig Lukschy (* October 19, 1905, in Charlottenburg; † July 10, 1983, in Berlin) was a German stage and film actor and busy voice actor. passport actor director Lukschy
He first worked for several years in his apprenticeship as a film graphic artist and later as a film copier. In 1928, at the age of 23, he took acting lessons with Paul Bildt and soon received engagements at various stages in Germany. In addition to the Berlin Volksbühne, he appeared in Stuttgart, Würzburg, Munich, and Hanover, among other places, until he returned to Berlin to the Schillertheater eleven years later. In 1940 he played his first film role in Friedrich Schiller – Triumph of Genies, but only a few more roles were to follow until the end of the war. At this time, Lukschy embodied the gallant lover and initially reached the height of his popularity in the revue film The woman of my dreams alongside Marika Rökk. Lukschy was on the Gottbegnadeten list of the Reich Ministry for Popular Enlightenment and Propaganda in 1944. passport actor director Lukschy
After World War II, Lukschy also worked as a director and continued active in theater and at the Deutsche Film AG (DEFA). At the theater, he appeared about 500 times in the role of Professor Higgins in the musical My Fair Lady. He played several leading roles alongside Petra Peters, Tilly Lauenstein, Walter Gross, and Karin Jacobsen in film. In the 1960s, he appeared in Edgar Wallace and Karl May films. He could also be seen in international flicks such as The longest day (1962) or A Fistful of Dollars (1964). He now mostly portrayed shady characters who concealed their exaggerated ambition or questionable past behind outward correctness in his film roles. Lukschy starred in the crime series Tatort and other television dramas on television. passport actor director Lukschy
One of Lukschy’s main activities was always dubbing: James Mason, Walter Matthau, Stewart Granger, Gregory Peck, John Wayne, and others often spoke with his voice in German-language movie theaters. In the film Der Dritte Mann (The Third Man) (dubbed version of 1949) he lent his voice to Joseph Cotten for the role of Holly Martins, and in Zwölf Uhr Mittags (High Noon) (dubbed version of 1953) to Gary Cooper as Town Marshal Will Kane. His gravesite is at the Waldfriedhof Dahlem in Berlin in Dept. 1B-6.