Dietrich Kittner was born on May 30, 1935 in Oels, Lower Silesia, Germany [now Olesnica, Dolnoslaskie, Poland]. He was a writer and composer, known for Career (1971), Die Russen kommen (1987) and Tot in Lübeck (2003). He was previously married to Christel. He died on February 15, 2013 in Bad Radkersburg, Styria, Austria.