Pierre Brice Poster


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Overview (4)

Born in Brest, Finistère, France
Died in Compiègne, Oise, France  (pneumonia)
Birth NamePierre Louis Baron de Bris
Height 5' 11¼" (1.81 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Pierre Brice was born on 6 February 1929 in Brest, France. After enlisting as volunteer to the French Army and fighting in Indochina, he attended acting lessons and got a first small role in Ça va barder (1955). In 1962, the German producer Horst Wendlandt searched for an actor who should play the Native American chief Winnetou on a Western movie adapted from novels by Karl May and got to know Brice at the Berlin Film Festival. He got the role and portrayed "Winnetou" in ten more movies with his co-star Lex Barker as "Old Shatterhand". These very successful productions made him a superstar in Germany, winning several awards such as Bambi or the Golden Otto of teenager magazine "Bravo". Although appearing on countless other movies and TV shows, he will always be best remembered as "Winnetou", whom he also played at the Bad Segeberg open air theater.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: fippi2000

Spouse (1)

Hella Krekel (1981 - 6 June 2015) ( his death)

Trivia (5)

Like his co-star and good friend Lex Barker, he started a singing career and released several records. As most songs were in German, which he didn't understand at that time, he had to sing them phonetically.
Descendant of old French nobility.
Received Germany's Cross of Merit, First Class as one the most popular Frenchmen in Germany (1992).
Uncle of American actress Kristina Klebe, whose father is Joerg Klebe.
Second German Television (ZDF) ones more give him the part of the legendary Indian chief of the apaches in a new television production (shooting in September 96 in Spain). [1996]

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