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8/26/2004 12:40:00 am - Reported by Shaun Lyon


August 26, 2004  •  Posted By Shaun Lyon
Actor Frederick Jaeger, the German-born stage and screen actor who played Jano in "The Savages," Sorensen in "Planet of Evil" and, in his most prominent Doctor Who role, Professor Marius, creator of K-9, in "The Invisible Enemy," died on June 18 in Mallorca after a long illness, according to an obituary this week in "The Stage". Says the obituary, "[Jaeger] played a wide variety of characters but on screen he was often cast in military roles, playing German officers on British television and British officers in German productions." Among his many films are The Iron Petticoat (1956), Ice Cold in Alex (1958) and Voyage of the Damned (1976), and he was very prominent on the stage, including touring with Sir Ralph Richardson in Shakespeare productions. He spent his final years with his second wife, Elizabeth Griffits, at a farmhouse in Mallorca after he retired from acting. (Thanks to Chris Winwood)