Michael Degen was a German-Israeli actor who was born on January 31, 1932, and passed away on April 9, 2022, at the age of 90.

Michael Degen
Michael Degen

He was a theatre and film actor, theatre director, and writer. Degen was born in Chemnitz to Jewish parents and survived the Holocaust in Berlin as a child.

His father, a language professor and businessman named Jacob Degen, was imprisoned at the Sachsenhausen concentration camp during WWII. His father died of torture shortly after his release in 1940.

Mother Anna and her son Michael hid in an arbor colony until the war ended in order to survive.

Degen made his stage debut in 1946 and received his schooling at the Deutsches Theater’s acting school in East Berlin, thanks to a scholarship.

He moved to Israel for two years in 1949. Degen served in the Israeli army and performed in Tel Aviv theaters.

Michael Degen Wife, Who Is Susanne Sturm?

Before his death, Michael Degen had been married three times and stayed with his third wife, Susanne Sturm in Hamburg.

Susanne Sturm is known as a journalist in Hamburg.

Michael Degen Children: Meet Elisabeth Degen, Jakob Degen, Gabi Degen, Adina Degen

Michael Degen is survived by his four children; Elisabeth Degen, Jakob Degen, Gabi Degen, Adina Degen

Michael Degen’s daughter and the first child Elisabeth Degen. She, like her father, has chosen to pursue a career in acting. She was born in Berlin, Germany, on January 19, 1971, and will be 51 years old in 2022.


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