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Adi Lödel

Date of Birth: December 1937
Details of Death: June 1955 (suicide)
Country of Birth: Germany

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Biography

Born Adolf Heinrich Hoff, young Adi's father, a vehicle mechanic, died in an accident in 1939. His widowed mother then married a carpenter named Willi Lödel, whose surname Adi adopted. From 1947 Adi Lödel worked for the Hamburg branch of the German public broadcaster NWDR (Northwest German Broadcasting). As well as working as a messenger boy, he would enjoy a role in a radio drama series and would also dub American westerns for the German market. His 'big break' came when he was selected from out of 120 applicants for the role of Uli in the film "Lockende Gefahr" (1950). His sensitive and natural portrayal of an adolescent boy in this film would earn him an even more significant role: in the 1951 American production "Decision Before Dawn" he played a Hitlerjunge who is torn between his supposed duties and his sympathy to a deserter. Adi's career contributed significantly to the upkeep of his unemployed parents and siblings. Sadly his life was cut short by his completely unexpected suicide in 1955 at the age of 17.

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Roles when Adi Lödel was older than 15

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