Andrew Sachs

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Sachs in 2004

Andrew Sachs (Andreas Siegfried Sachs, 7 April 1930 – 23 November 2016) was a German-British actor.

Sachs was born in Berlin. His family was Jewish.[1] In 1938, they left Germany for London, shortly after Adolf Hitler became Germany's leader.

Sachs is best known for his role as Manuel on Fawlty Towers. He also played Albert Einstein in a 1996 episode of Nova on PBS, and provided all the voices in the English version of the 1994 movie version of Faust.

He was involved in a controversy when Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross left obscene phone messages on his answerphone stating that Brand had had sex with his granddaughter Georgina Baillie, a member of the Satanic Sluts.[2]

Sachs died on 23 November 2016 at a nursing home in Northwood, London from vascular dementia, aged 86.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. York Membery (11 November 2011). "My haven: Fawlty Towers star, Andrew Sachs with his King Charles spaniel Pepsi in the 'den' at his London home". Retrieved 27 March 2014.
  2. "Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand prank forces BBC apology to Andrew Sachs". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 2008-10-29. Retrieved 2008-10-28.
  3. "Fawlty Towers star Andrew Sachs dies aged 86". BBC News Online. BBC. 1 December 2016. Retrieved 1 December 2016.

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