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Lukas Ammann


Born - 29 September 1912, Basel, Switzerland
Died - 3 May 2017

Stern-looking Swiss actor with long nose, small chin and thin, determined lips. He had developed iron-grey hair by the time of his greatest success, as TV detective Graf Yoster in a series that ran for 10 years. He had made his film debut many years earlier, in Inspector Studer (1939). Appearing in German films in the early years of World War Two, he found it difficult to resume his career thereafter, but began playing character roles in the early 1950s: Palace Hotel (1952), Bel Ami (1955), The Devil Strikes at Night (1957), The Ideal Woman (1959), The Green Cockatoo (1963), An Affair of State (1965), Day of Anger (1967), A Big Grey-Blue Bird (1970), Massage Parlour (1972), Mark of the Devil Part II (1973), Salvador Dali (1979), Flight from Paradise (1990), The Eighth Day (1990), The Giraffe (1998), Herr Goldstein (2005) and Reunion Solitaire (2015), his last, at the age of 102. He died from natural causes.