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Pierre Brice


Born - 6 February 1929, Brest, France
Died - 6 June 2015

Good-looking, dark-haired, open-faced French actor who made his name as the Apache chief Winnetou in 11 mostly German-made westerns, opposite such Hollywood stars as Lex Barker and Stewart Granger. Born Pierre-Louis de Bris, he served in the French army for several years before taking up acting. Before stardom, he made Ca Va Barder (1955), Youthful Sinners (1958), Le Miroir a Deux Faces (1958), The Cossacks (1960) and Akiko (1961), among others. After his first film as Winnetou, Treasure of Silver Lake (1962), Brice was star-billed: Winnetou the Warrior (1963), Invincible Masked Rider (1963), Apaches' Last Battle (1964), Among Vultures (1964), Flaming Frontier (1965), Last of the Renegades (1965), Thunder at the Border (1966), A Place Called Glory (1966), Winnetou und das Halbblut (1967), Winnetou and Shatterhand in the Valley of Death (1968), Erika - The Performer (1971), Feminin Feminine (1973), La Pupa de Gangster (1975), Three Crazy Jerks (1987), The Blue Diamond (1993) and Winnetous Ruckkehr (1998), his last, although he continued acting on TV until 2009. He died from pneumonia.