Karl Gerhart “Gert” Fröbe was a German film and stage actor. He is best known in English-speaking countries for his work as Auric Goldfinger in the James Bond film Goldfinger, as Peachum in The Threepenny Opera, as Baron Bomburst in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, as Hotzenplotz in Der Räuber Hotzenplotz and Colonel Manfred von Holstein in Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines.
|Born:||Karl Gerhart Fröbe, February 25, 1913, Oberplanitz (now Zwickau), Kingdom of Saxony, German Empire|
|Died:||September 05, 1988, Munich, Bavaria, West Germany|
|Political party:||National Socialist German Workers’ (1929–1937)|
|Spouse(s):||Karin Kuderer-Pistorius (1970–?), Beate Bach (1962–1968), Hannelore Görtz (1953–1959), Tatjana Iwanow (one child), Clara Peter (one child)|
|IMDb:||Gert Fröbe’s IMDb|
About Gert Frobe
German actor who portrayed Auric Goldfinger in the James Bond film of the same name. He also played Peachum in The Threepenny Opera and Baron Bomburst in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
He started out as a violinist, but then decided to become an actor.
He joined the Nazi Party in 1929 when he was 16, but later left it.
He was married five times, fathering two children.
He and Shirley Eaton were both featured in the James Bond film Goldfinger.
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