Kurt Großkurth

Kurt Großkurth
Born Kurt Großkurth
(1909-05-11)May 11, 1909
Langenselbold, Hanau, Germany
Died May 29, 1975(1975-05-29) (aged 66)
Bad Aibling, Germany
Cause of death Traffic Accident
Nationality German
Other names Kurt Grosskurth
Occupation Actor, Singer
Years active 1930–73
Spouse(s) Martel Großkurth
Children Kornelia Großkurth

Kurt Großkurth (or Grosskurth; May 11, 1909 – May 29, 1975) was a German actor and singer.


Grosskurth was born in Langenselbold, Germany, in 1909.

In the 1920s he studied hotel management in Essen, London and Heidelberg. In the early 1930s, he discovered his love for the stage and studied acting and singing. After several engagements in the province of guest appearances followed in Hamburg and Berlin. After the war he took an engagement at Gustaf Gründgens at the City Stage Düsseldorf. In the 1950s made him famous film, and operetta throughout the country. His preference was slight comedies and operettas. Although he appeared in many films, he never played the main role. It was Großkurth with almost all stars of the entertainment films of that time on camera.

On television in 1967 he played the mayor in Landarzt Dr. Brock. Six years earlier (1961) he played alongside Erwin Linder and Monika Dahlberg one of the main roles in the comedy The Merry Vineyard by Carl Zuckmayer.

In the early 1970s he was - again, in small supporting roles - in major international productions such as Ludwig II by Luchino Visconti and Bluebeard of Edward Dmytryk and played in the French film La ligne d'ombre directed by Georges Franju. He was also involved in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, where he portrayed the uncredited part as Mr. Gloop the typical thick butcher.

At times he was part of the ensemble of the Millowitsch Theatre. The "grand old conductor of the operetta," Franz Marszalek, engaged him repeatedly as an actor for his productions.


Großkurth died in Bad Aibling, Germany, shortly after his 66th birthday, on 29 May, 1975, from results a road accident.

His grave site is at the ballot box in the cemetery wall in Grünwald, near Munich.


  • 1950: Hochzeit mit Erika as Jakob
  • 1952: The Smugglers' Banquet as Dikke Charles
  • 1953: Arlette Conquers Paris as Kommissar
  • 1953: The divorced woman
  • 1953: The night without morals
  • 1953: The small town wants to go to sleep
  • 1954: Rose-Girl Resli
  • 1954: Morgengrauen
  • 1954: Sovereignty can ask
  • 1954: Sun sets over the Adriatic
  • 1955: The Spanish Fly as Hartmann
  • 1955: Magic Fire as Magdeburg Theatre Manager
  • 1955: Rosenmontag as Nachtportier
  • 1956: Because you're poor, you must die sooner
  • 1956: Holiday am Wörthersee
  • 1956: Carousel of Love
  • 1956: Hooray - the company has a child
  • 1956: Maneuver Ball
  • 1956: The old ranger house
  • 1956: The Hunter of the case
  • 1956: Der Jäger von Fall
  • 1957: The botched wedding night
  • 1957: Tired Theodore
  • 1957: Two of Bavaria in the harem
  • 1957: Rose begins with the love
  • 1957: Greetings and kisses from the Tegernsee
  • 1957: Mikosch, the Pride of the Company
  • 1958: Bühne frei für Marika
  • 1958: The scapegoat of Spatzenhausen
  • 1958: Kleine Leute mal ganz groß
  • 1958: Gräfin Mariza
  • 1959: Mandolins and Moonlight
  • 1959: La Paloma
  • 1959: Der lustige Krieg des Hauptmann Pedro
  • 1959: Kein Mann zum Heiraten
  • 1959: Hubertusjagd
  • 1959: Mikosch of the Secret Service
  • 1960: Conny und Peter machen Musik
  • 1960: Wir wollen niemals auseinandergehn
  • 1961: Der fröhliche Weinberg
  • 1961: Unsere tollen Tanten
  • 1961: Am Sonntag will mein Süßer mit mir Segeln geh'n
  • 1962: Drei Liebesbriefe aus Tirol
  • 1962: Verrückt und zugenäht
  • 1962: Tanze mit mir in den Morgen
  • 1962: Die Post geht ab
  • 1962: Wenn die Musik spielt am Wörthersee
  • 1962: Die lustigen Vagabunden / Das haben die Mädchen gern
  • 1963: Unsere tollen Nichten
  • 1963: Übermut im Salzkammergut
  • 1963: Hochzeit am Neusiedler See / Das Spukschloß im Salzkammergut
  • 1964: Unsere tollen Tanten in der Südsee
  • 1964: Seven Hours of Gunfire
  • 1965: Der letzte Mohikaner
  • 1966: Liebesspiele im Schnee
  • 1967: Heubodengeflüster as Pischke
  • 1970: Die Jungfrauen von Bumshausen as Bürgermeister Ehrentraut
  • 1971: Olympia - Olympia
  • 1971: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory as Mr. Gloop (uncredited)
  • 1971: Obszönitäten / Mädchen, die sich lieben lassen as Der reiche Alte
  • 1972: Bluebeard as Von Sepper's Friend
  • 1972: Ludwig II as Minister of Finance
  • 1973: The Countess Died of Laughter as Monk
  • 1973: La ligne d'ombre as Alfred and Ernest Jacobus

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