Curd Jürgens

Curd Jürgens

Personal life

  • Born: December 13, 1915, Solln, Germany
  • Died: June 18, 1982, Vienna, Austria
  • Nationality: German, Austrian
  • Occupation: Actor, director, producer
  • Spouse(s): Louise Basler (1937-1947), Simone Bicheron (1947-1955), Eva Bartok (1955-1965), Margit Saad (1975-1982)
  • Children: Demeter Jürgens, Milena Jürgens


  • Film debut: "Storm in the Blood" (1936)
  • Notable films: "The Glass Wall" (1953), "The Enemy Below" (1957), "The Spy Who Came In from the Cold" (1965), "Battle of the Bulge" (1965), "The Vikings" (1958)
  • Television debut: "The Philco Television Playhouse" (1950)
  • Notable television appearances: "The Twilight Zone" (1961), "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." (1964), "Mission: Impossible" (1967)

Awards and nominations

  • Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture (1966)
  • BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actor (1966)
  • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (1978)


Curd Jürgens died of a heart attack on June 18, 1982, at the age of 66, in Vienna, Austria.


Curd Jürgens was a versatile and acclaimed actor who starred in over 100 films and television shows. He was known for his rugged good looks, his commanding presence, and his ability to play a wide range of characters. Jürgens was a popular leading man in the 1950s and 1960s, and he continued to work steadily in films and television until his death in 1982.

Some of Jürgens's most memorable roles include the Nazi officer in "The Glass Wall" (1953), the German U-boat captain in "The Enemy Below" (1957), the Russian agent in "The Spy Who Came In from the Cold" (1965), and the German general in "Battle of the Bulge" (1965). He also had a notable role as the Viking chieftain Ragnar Lodbrok in "The Vikings" (1958).

In addition to his acting career, Jürgens also directed and produced several films. He directed the films "The Blue Angel" (1959) and "The Glass Wall" (1953), and he produced the films "The Devil's General" (1955) and "The Spy Who Came In from the Cold" (1965).

Curd Jürgens was a talented and versatile actor who made a significant contribution to the world of film and television. He will be remembered for his charismatic performances and his ability to bring complex characters to life.