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Kurt Kreuger

Actor

Kurt Kreuger, a handsome blond actor who was was often cast as a Nazi, died July 12 in Los Angeles after a stroke. He was 89.

Kreuger, who was born in Michenberg, Germany, and raised in St. Moritz, Switzerland, resented being typecast in 1940s war films and moved to Europe for several years to avoid them.

Kreuger appeared in the 1945 suspense film “Paris Underground,” in which he played a Nazi captain, and “Unfaithfully Yours,” the 1948 Preston Sturges comedy in which he played the personal assistant of Rex Harrison, who suspected Kreuger was having an affair with his wife.

During the 1940s, Kreuger appeared in more than 20 films, including 1944’s “Mademoiselle Fifi,” set in the Franco-Prussian war. He mainly played German officers in World War II films.

He played the German submarine navigator in the 1957 Robert Mitchum movie “The Enemy Below.” His final film, “The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre,” was released in 1967. Through much of the 1950s and ’60s, he mainly appeared on television series such as “Wonder Woman,” “Get Smart,” “Combat” and “77 Sunset Strip.”

After retiring from show business, he made a career of real estate investment, primarily in Beverly Hills.

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