|Intro||German journalist and actor|
|Was||Actor Journalist Film actor|
|Type||Film, Television, Stage and Radio Journalism|
|Birth||1940, Czarny Bór, Poland|
|Death||3 December 2013, Berlin, Margraviate of Brandenburg (aged 73 years)|
Norbert Georg Kuchinke (1 January 1940 – 3 December 2013) was a German journalist and actor. Born in Schwarzwaldau, Silesia, Germany (now Czarny Bór, Poland), until 1956, he studied at a Russian speaking school and mastered the language. From 1973, Kuchinke was the first correspondent of Der Spiegel (Hamburg, West Germany) and Stern in Moscow, Soviet Union. Apart from journalism, he was an actor, appearing in five films through 1979 to 2008, most commonly playing foreign roles. His most noted role was as Bill Hansen, a Danish professor in the Soviet comedy-drama Autumn Marathon. Norbert Kuchinke died following a long illness on 3 December 2013, aged 73, at a hospital in Berlin, Germany.