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Klaus Kinski

Born on October 8, 1926 in Sopot, Poland
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Though he invariably looked sickly and tubercular, Polish/German actor Klaus Kinski rose to fame in roles calling for near-manic aggressiveness. His war career consisted primarily of a year and a half in a British POW camp. Read Full Biography
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