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Harry Friedauer (7 July 1927 â€“ 14 October 1985) was a German actor and operetta singer (tenor).
Born in Karlsruhe, Friedauer was drafted at the end of the Second World War and seriously wounded. After his education as an actor and singer he got his first engagement at the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe. At the beginning of the 1950s, he came to the Staatstheater am GÃ¤rtnerplatz. There he quickly became a favourite of the audience, not only because of his spirited stage presence but also because of his dancing and acrobatic ability. He was noted in the following parts among others: Gustl in The Land of Smiles, Richard in SchwarzwaldmÃ¤del, Luigi in Gasparone, Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus, Ivan in Der Zarewitsch, Armand in The Count of Luxembourg, Mercury in Orpheus in the Underworld and as Adam in Der VogelhÃ¤ndler. He belonged to the GÃ¤rtnerplatz company for 35 years as a permanent member of the ensemble.
Friedauer, who was appointed chamber actor in the 1960s, sang with Sari Barabas, Rosl Schwaiger, Christine GÃ¶rner, Elisabeth Biebl, Erika KÃ¶th, Hertha TÃ¶pper, Topsy KÃ¼ppers, Renate Holm, Anneliese Rothenberger, Liselotte Ebnet, Otto Storr, Ferry Gruber etc.
He gave guest performances on several German-speaking stages (at home and abroad) among others in 1959 at the Seefestspiele MÃ¶rbisch (as Zsupan in Countess Mariza). Friedauer took part in some movies and recorded a considerable number of operettas and songs. He also had many radio and several TV appearances, including Dalli Dalli (1972), Zum Blauen Bock (1972) and Robert Stolz on his 90th birthday (1970).