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SPIRIT´s farewell to Siegfried Rauch: From "Le Mans" to Old Shatterhand

By Marc Hairapetian


SIEGFRIED RAUCH (April 2, 1932 - March 11, 2018) - Marc Spirit Hairapetian´s SPIRIT - A SMILE IN THE STORM / /, the magazine for film, theatre, music, literature & audio drama, remembers Siegfried Rauch, ('PATTON' and 'LE MANS", as Old Shatterhand in 'MEIN FREUND WINNETOU' and captain in 'DAS TRAUMSCHIFF') with boundless admiration. The Bavarian actor died in an accident. A genuinely nice guy and a top quality artist, he was very open in discussions with THE SPIRIT about his life and career, including his friendship with Hollywood legend Steve McQueen. He can be seen here in a picture taken from the film 'LE MANS' (1970), Steve McQueen is on the left and Siegfried Rauch is in the middle (archive Spirit Hairapetian). "Siegfried, I will miss you a lot!"