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Erich Kästner (1899–1974)

Erich Kästner was born on February 23, 1899 in Dresden, Germany as Emil Erich Kästner. He was a writer and actor, known for The Parent Trap (1998), Das doppelte Lottchen (1950) and Emil and the Detectives (1931). He died on July 29, 1974 in Munich, Bavaria, West Germany. See full bio »

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 2017 Das doppelte Lottchen (TV Movie) (novel)
 2010 Animals United (book)
 2008 Lyrical Medicine Chest (Short) (book)
 2007 Two Times Lotte (novel)
 2003 The Flying Classroom (novel)
 2001 Emil and the Detectives (novel)
  Television Theater (TV Series) (author - 1 episode, 1999) (story - 1 episode, 1958)
- Mania czy Ania (1999) ... (author)
- Podróz Anny Boleyn (1958) ... (story)
 1999 Annaluise & Anton (novel)
 1998 The Parent Trap (book "Das Doppelte Lottchen")
 1996 The Double Lottie (novel)
 1995 Shakh-e gav (novel)
 1994 Charlie & Louise - Das doppelte Lottchen (novel "Das doppelte Lottchen")
 1991 Herzlichst, Heinz Rühmann (TV Series short) (novel - 10 episodes)
- Erich Kästner: Im Auto über Land (1991) ... (novel)
- Erich Kästner: Der August (1991) ... (novel)
- Erich Kästner: Der Juli (1991) ... (novel)
- Erich Kästner: Der Juni (1991) ... (novel)
- Erich Kästner: Der Mai (1991) ... (novel)
 1989 Die verschwundene Miniatur (TV Movie) (novel)
 1989 Parent Trap: Hawaiian Honeymoon (TV Movie) (book "Das doppelte Lottchen")
 1989 Parent Trap III (TV Movie) (novel "Das doppelte Lottchen" - as Eric Kästner)
 1986 Das lebenslängliche Kind (TV Movie) (based on the novel: "Drei Männer im Schnee")
 1986 The Parent Trap II (TV Movie) (book "Das Doppelie Longhen" - as Eric Kästner)
 1980 Emiler Goenda Bahini (novel)
 1980 Fabian (novel)
 1978 Az eltünt miniatür (TV Movie) (novel)
 1977 Mákszem Matyi (TV Movie)
  The Magical World of Disney (TV Series) (novel - 2 episodes, 1966) (book "Das Doppelte Lottchen" - 1 episode, 1976)
- The Parent Trap (1976) ... (book "Das Doppelte Lottchen" - as Erich Kastner)
- Emil and the Detectives: Part 2 (1966) ... (novel)
- Emil and the Detectives: Part 1 (1966) ... (novel)
 1974 Three Men in the Snow (novel)
 1973 Verwandte sind auch Menschen (TV Movie) (play)
 1971 Seine Majestät Gustav Krause (TV Movie) (play - as Eberhard Foerster)
 1970 Die 13 Monate (TV Short)
 1969 Die Konferenz der Tiere (book)
 1964 Emil and the Detectives (novel - as Berthold Bürger)
 1963 Story Box (TV Series) (book - 1 episode)
- Emil and the Detectives (1963) ... (book)
 1963 Liebe will gelernt sein (play "Zu treuen Händen" - as Melchior Kurz) / (screenplay - as Melchior Kurz)
 1962 Peter Pan (TV Movie) (translation)
 1962 Per Saldo (TV Movie)
 1961 The Parent Trap (book "Das doppelte Lottchen")
 1960 Pünktchen und Anton (TV Movie)
 1957 Pega Ladrão (novel "Emil und die Detektiv")
 1957 Salzburg Stories (novel) / (screenplay)
 1957 Prosit 1957 (TV Short)
 1956 Chiisana tantei tachi (story "Emil und die Detektive")
 1955 Three Men in the Snow (novel - uncredited) / (screenplay)
 1954 Emil und die Detektive (novel)
 1954 Flying Classroom (novel) / (screenplay)
 1953 Punktchen and Anton (novel and play)
 1953 Twice Upon a Time (novel "Das Doppelte Lottchen")
 1952 Emil and the Detectives (TV Series) (novel "Emil und die Detektive" - 3 episodes)
- The Hotel in the Square (1952) ... (novel "Emil und die Detektive")
- Password 'Emil' (1952) ... (novel "Emil und die Detektive")
- The Man in the Bowler Hat (1952) ... (novel "Emil und die Detektive")
 1951 Hibari no komoriuta (novel)
 1950 Toscanito y los detectives (novel "Emil und die Detektive")
 1950 Das doppelte Lottchen (novel) / (screenplay)
 1943 Der kleine Grenzverkehr (novel "Georg und die Zwischenfälle") / (screenplay - as Berhold Bürger)
 1943 Ich vertraue Dir meine Frau an (uncredited)
 1943 The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (script & dialogue - uncredited)
 1942 Der Seniorchef (play "Seine Majestät Gustav Krause" - as Eberhard Foerster)
 1941 Us Kids (novel "Emil und die detektive" - uncredited)
 1940 Frau nach Maß (play - as Eberhard Foerster)
 1940 Verwandte sind auch Menschen (play - as Eberhard Foerster)
 1938 Paradise for Three (from a book by)
 1936 Three Men in the Snow (novel)
 1936 Stackars miljonärer (novel "Drei Männer im Schnee")
 1935 Emil and the Detectives (novel "Emil und die Detektive")
 1931 Emil and the Detectives (from the novel by) / (screenplay)
 1931 Das Ekel (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Stage: Wrote "Emil and the Detectives," performed at the Mermaid Theatre in London, England, with Norman Scace, John Bosch, Mike Hall, Gerard Menuhin, Murray Yeo, Daniel Thorndike and Leonard Fenton in the cast. See more »

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2 Biographical Movies | See more »

Alternate Names:

Berhold Bürger | Berthold Bürger | Eberhard Foerster | Erich Kastner | Melchior Kurz | Eric Kästner

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Served in an artillery company in World War I. His experiences during that time made him a staunch pacifist for the rest of his life. See more »

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