William Shatner 1972


William Shatner as Captain Kirk on the back-page cover of Bravo of 19 July 1972. The TV series Star Trek was running on German TV as Starship Enterprise at the time.


James Stacy 1972


Actor James Stacy features on the cover of Bravo of 19 July 1972.Stacy was starring in the TV western series Lancer. A year after this issue Stacy was hit by a drunk driver while riding a motorbike. His girlfriend died, and he lost a leg and an arm in the accident. He continued to act in a wheelchair. His career came to an end when he was jailed for six years in 1996 for molesting a 11-year-old girl. He died at 79 in 2016.

Fritz Wepper 1972


German actor Fritz Wepper on the cover of Bravo of 5 July 1972

Wepper was on TV at the time as junior police detective Harry Klein in the hugely popular series Der Kommissar. Towards the end of that series, he transferred — character and all — to the new detective series Derrick, where the titular character’s command to Harry to fetch the car has become a cultural reference in Germany.

He also appeared in the 1972 film Cabaret as Fritz Wendel, the guy who has a crush on Liza Minelli’s Sally Bowles. “And here’s the craziness: I like it. God damn it!”