Horst Buchholz

1933 - 2003

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Horst Werner Buchholz (4 December 1933 – 3 March 2003) was a German actor who appeared in more than 60 feature films from 1951 to 2002. During his youth, he was sometimes called "the German James Dean". He is perhaps best known in English-speaking countries for his roles as Chico in The Magnificent Seven (1960), as a communist in Billy Wilder's One, Two, Three (1961), and as Dr. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Horst Buchholz has received more than 1,911,974 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Horst Buchholz is the 601st most popular actor (down from 515th in 2019), the 947th most popular biography from Germany (down from 804th in 2019) and the 12th most popular German Actor.

Horst Buchholz is most famous for his role as Captain Hans von Witzland in the movie "The Sound of Music."

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Among actors, Horst Buchholz ranks 601 out of 13,578Before him are David Soul, Brendan Fraser, Alfred Molina, Joanne Woodward, Erland Josephson, and Betty White. After him are Dean Reed, Marlène Jobert, Robert Vaughn, Idina Menzel, Akshay Kumar, and Mark Wahlberg.

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Among people born in 1933, Horst Buchholz ranks 64Before him are Yevgeny Yevtushenko, John Gurdon, Tomislav Ivić, Philip Zimbardo, Mathieu Kérékou, and Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud. After him are Edmund Phelps, Henryk Górecki, Richard S. Castellano, Willie Nelson, Ali Shariati, and Than Shwe. Among people deceased in 2003, Horst Buchholz ranks 39Before him are Franco Modigliani, Richard Crenna, Leslie Cheung, Bertram Brockhouse, Nǃxau ǂToma, and Celia Cruz. After him are Edgar F. Codd, David Dacko, Franco Corelli, Jack Elam, Roberto Bolaño, and Mario Beccaria.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Horst Buchholz ranks 947 out of 7,253Before him are Joanna Elisabeth of Holstein-Gottorp (1712), Frederick II, Elector of Saxony (1412), Karl Rahner (1904), Dorothea of Brandenburg (1430), Johann Friedrich Gmelin (1748), and Friedrich Ludwig Jahn (1778). After him are Johann Adolph Hasse (1699), Michael Ballack (1976), Robert Aumann (1930), Edith Frank (1900), Margot Frank (1926), and Hedwig Eleonora of Holstein-Gottorp (1636).

Among ACTORS In Germany

Among actors born in Germany, Horst Buchholz ranks 12Before him are Udo Kier (1944), Jürgen Prochnow (1941), Karlheinz Böhm (1928), Nastassja Kinski (1961), Hildegard Knef (1925), and Luise Rainer (1910). After him are Hardy Krüger (1928), Emmy Göring (1893), Gert Fröbe (1913), Karin Schubert (1944), Lale Andersen (1905), and Horst Tappert (1923).

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