|Intro||Swiss writer (1944-1987)|
|Was||Actor Stage actor Writer Journalist Screenwriter|
|Type||Film, Television, Stage and Radio Journalism Literature|
|Birth||8 March 1944, Zürich, Switzerland|
|Death||11 August 1987, Zürich, Switzerland (aged 43 years)|
Alexander Ziegler (8 March 1944 – in Zürich; 11 August 1987 in Zürich) was a Swiss author and actor. Ziegler studied drama at the Max Reinhardt Seminar in Wien (1960/1961). He was an actor in Spring Awakening, a play by Frank Wedekind, in 1964. He was also an actor in the American television series Boys and Girls, created by Fred Mallow. In 1966, he was imprisoned for two years because of his gay friendship with a 16-year-old named Stephan. While in prison, he wrote his first work, Labyrinth (1966). After he was released from prison, he worked as a journalist and author from 1971 to 1979 for the German gay magazine DU&ICH. He wrote many other articles and books. In November 1977, his work Die Konsequenz was filmed and shown on German television. Actors in the film Die Konsequenz were Jürgen Prochnow as Martin Kurath and Ernst Hannawald as Thomas Manzoni.
Works by Ziegler
Labyrinth, 1970 Die Konsequenz, 1975 Kein Recht auf Liebe, 1978 Eines Mannes Liebe, 1980 Gesellschaftsspiele, 1980 Angstträume, 1981 Die Zärtlichen, 1982 Ich bekenne, 1985 Halunkengelächter, 1985