German actor who portrayed Auric Goldfinger in the James Bond film of the same name. He also played Peachum in The Threepenny Opera and Baron Bomburst in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
He started out as a violinist, but then decided to become an actor.
He joined the Nazi Party in 1929 when he was 16, but later left it.
He was married five times, fathering two children.