Hans Karl Klering (born Scharnagl; born November 8, 1906 in Berlin, † October 30, 1988 in East Berlin ) was a German actor, director, speaker, graphic designer and author. He was a founding member of the DEFA, one of its directors and CEO.
Life and work
Klering went from 1921 to 1924 in the doctrine was then unemployed, and later worked as dockers and poster artist. In 1926 he joined the Communist Party. In Cologne and Berlin, he was a member of Agitpropgruppen such as red rockets, blue blouses and column links. In 1931 he went to the Soviet Union and returned only in 1945 returned to Germany.
In 1946, he was a licensee of a founder of the DEFA and until 1950 its artistic director and Chairman of the Board.
Since 1950, he has starred in numerous DEFA films minor roles. In 1969 he played for example in the DEFA Indian film Deadly mistake a supporting role as Mitch Chandler.
Hans Klering received numerous national awards including in 1981 the honor Clasp to the Patriotic Order of Merit in gold and in 1986 the Karl -Marx- Orden. He was buried at the Central Cemetery Friedrichsfelde in East Berlin.
His wife Elsa Koren and joint daughters Helga and Juliane were or are also actors.
- The Soviet film today and tomorrow. In: The German film. Questions. Demands. Prospects. Report from the First German Film Authors Congress, 6 to 9 June 1947 in Berlin. Berlin, 1947, pp. 69 - 78
- Preliminary note. In: The role of the author in filmmaking. Two Soviet essays. ( = Contributions to issues of film art Issue 5. ) Berlin 1953, pp. 5 - 6
- My University: Life. Hans Klering says: ( 1) The first day of shooting. In: Film Spiegel No. 11 of 31 May 1967, p 10 - 11
- ( 2) On a long journey. In: Film Spiegel No. 15 of 26 June 1967, pp. 22 - 23
- ( 3) memories of Dovzhenko. In: Film Spiegel No. 16 of 26 July 1967, p 22 - 23
- (4) In Romm and Savchenko. In: Movie Mirror, No. 17, 1967, pp. 22 - 23
- ( 5) The raid. In: Film Spiegel No. 19, 1967, pp. 22 - 23
- (6 ) Again, in the home. In: Film Spiegel No. 23, 1967, pp. 22 - 23