BIOGRAPHY Let’s Get Personal … (No. 12)

Posted by on 14. Mai 2012
Gruß und Kuss vom Tegernsee

That's the film with me as extra ...

It was 1957, I was 17 years old, a tall boy with golden hair and the looks of a German warrior. That’s what I tell myself. True is that a film director was looking for extras, came to the Gymnasium in Tegernsee (Bavaria) and picked me. I had to ask the school to do without me for some days, they brought me to the set and – oh, I had so many scenes with so many German stars, the stars remained in the film with the peculiar title „Gruß und Kuss vom Tegernsee“ („Greetings and a Kiss from Tegernsee“), but I was the darling of the scissor and when the film was shown, only two scenes with beautiful me were not cut and therefore I didn’t get any credit. I had forgotten about the film, then it was shown on TV again and again, my wife and children didn’t believe their eyes – and when I tried to buy a copy, there was only an antique VHS cassette available and the seller robbed me of 60 Euros or 80 dollars. But I had to have it …

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