Birthday of Auric Goldfinger actor Gert Fröbe [1913]

Gert Fröbe en Terry Thomas
Gert Fröbe, who played the eponymous villain in the third James Bond film, was born in Oberplanitz in Germany on 25th February 1913.

His best known role is as Auric Goldfinger but because of his ties with the Nazis the film was initially banned in Israel until a Jewish family he had protected came forward.

Photo: adapted from Terry Thomas en Gert Fröbe (1965) by Eric Koch / Anefo – Nationaal Archief. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 nl.

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One Response to “Birthday of Auric Goldfinger actor Gert Fröbe [1913]”


    He also played a small part in “The Longest Day.” You can see him riding a horse bringing coffee to German troops on forward lines. Look closely!

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