Sammy Drechsel

Sammy Drechsel

Additional Names: Karl-Heinz Kamke (Geburtsname); Heini Kamke (Weiterer Name)
Darsteller, Regie
*25.04.1925 Berlin; †19.01.1986 München

Biography

Sammy Drechsel, born Karl Heinz Kamke on April 25, 1925, in Berlin, started his career as a journalist. At the age of 25, he became a sports reporter for Bayerischer Rundfunk. In 1955, Drechsel published a highly successful book for teens called "Elf Freunde müsst ihr sein". At the same time, Drechsel worked as an actor, director and cabaret artist. In 1956, he founded "Lach- und Schießgesellschaft" in Munich together with his friend Dieter Hildebrandt. Drechsel then became the manager of the group and directed most of their shows.

From the mid-1950s on, Drechsel made several highly praised sport documentaries, for example on the "Tour de France", as well as satires like "Warten auf Niveau" and "Der Widerspenstigen Lähmung", often starring Dieter Hildebrandt as the leading actor. His only feature film was "Zwei Girls vom roten Stern" (An Affair of States) with Curd Jürgens in the leading part. As an actor, Drechsel played his last role – as himself – in Helmut Dietl"s satirical TV series "Kir Royal" in 1986. But before its first airing, Sammy Drechsel, who till his death worked as a sports reporter for Bayerischer Rundfunk, died on January 18, 1986, in Munich.

Filmography

2006 Play your own Thing - Eine Geschichte des Jazz in Europa
Participation
 
1996/1997 Lokalderby. Eine Stadt im Fußballfieber
Participation
 
1981 Scheibenwischer
Director
 
1976/1977 Die Dienstreise
Cast
 
1968 Bengelchen liebt kreuz und quer
Cast
 
1968 Die Ente klingelt um ½ 8
Cast
 
1967 Zwischenstation mit Lilli Palmer
Director
 
1965/1966 Zwei Girls vom roten Stern
Director
 
1963 Freundschaftsspiel
Cast
 
1963 Protokoll einer Revolution
Voice
 
1960 Das schwarze Schaf
Cast
 
1958 Hinein
Director
 
1957 Schön ist die Welt
Cast
 
1957 Vater unser bestes Stück
Cast
 
1956 Kitty und die große Welt
Cast
 
1954 Fußball Weltmeisterschaft 1954
Director
 
1950 Der Theodor im Fußballtor
Cast
 

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