Preiss, Wolfgang, born 27-02-1910 in Nuremberg, Bavaria, the son of a teacher, in the early 1930s Preiss studied philosophy, German and drama. He also took private acting classes with Hans Schlenck , making his stage début in Munich in 1932. He went to appear in various theatre productions in Heidelberg, Albert Speer is buried there, Königsberg, Bonn, Bremen, Stuttgart and Berlin, Gauleiter was Josef Goebbels in Berlin. In 1942 he made his film début, he was exempted from military service specifically, in the UFA production “Die Grosse Liebe” with Zarah Leander. Marlene Dietrich made her movies for UFA too. After the end of World War II Preiss returned to the theatre, and from 1949 worked extensively dubbingfilms into German.In 1954 he returned to film acting, appearing in Wilhelm Canaris. The following year Preiss played the lead role of Oberst der Kavallerie, Graf Claus Schenk von Stauffenberg
in Falk Harnack’s film Der 20. Juli, which dramatised the 1944 plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler.
Death and burial ground of Preiss, Wolfgang.
Retiring in Baden Baden actor Preiss died at the very old age of 92 and is buried on the Hauptfriedhof of Baden Baden and close by are buried the “famous” Stalingrad’s Field Marshal der Panzertruppe, Friedrich Paulus and General der Infanterie, Dietrich von Choltitz, last defender of Paris.