Gert Frobe's Height
6ft 1 (185.4 cm)
German actor best remembered for roles in films such as Goldfinger, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines, The Serpent's Egg, Jules Verne's Rocket to the Moon, It Happened in Broad Daylight, Monte Carlo or Bust, Is Paris Burning?, Ludwig and The Thousand Eyes of Dr. Mabuse. Gert had been described in a 1966 newspaper: "Gert Frobe, 53, the Spencer Tracy of Germany, is a large (6 feet 1, 230 pounds)"
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Average Guess (4 Votes)
6ft 0.94in (185.3cm)
viper said on 5/Nov/19
His real height is 6-0.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Nov/19
184/185cm with Connery
QM6'1QM said on 21/Jun/18
I have been watching "Goldfinger" film closely and I can confidently state that it is 1.5inch / 4 cm shorter than Sean Connery.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Jun/16
He looked 1-2in below Connery
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 26/Mar/16
I think it's genuine...and my guess is that it was an army measurement. But I think he may have already lost a little bit of height by Goldfinger.
said on 25/Mar/16
Rob, at the bottom of that page he is quoted as saying 6ft1¼.
He was a member of the Nazi party (but used it as a cover to get Jews out of the country), so I think he got measured at that
Editor Rob: I don't know where the quote originated, but it doesn't sound a made up one.
Arch Stanton said on 22/Jan/16
Was he really taller than David Carradine in The Serpent's Egg? I didn't think he looked noticeably taller.
Arch Stanton said on 22/Jan/16
Rob, can you add a photo and films such as Goldfinger, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines, The Serpent's Egg, Jules Verne's Rocket to the Moon, Monte Caro or Bust, Is Paris Burning?, Ludwig and The Thousand Eyes of Dr. Mabuse.
avi said on 17/Feb/14
@Mike says on 21/Aug/13
not full 2 like 1.5 area
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Jan/14
"Gert Frobe height: 6ft 1.25in (186cm)"
Again more evidence supporting a 6ft2-6ft3 Connery. Frobe was in a dreadful movie a couple of years after Goldfinger with Oliver Reed and looked 6ft1-6ft2. Forgot the name of the movie but it really did demonstrate his poor English
Mike said on 21/Aug/13
Gert Frobe was ~50 at Goldfinger and in that movie he seems to be about 2 inches shorter than 6'2.5 Sean Connery so in my opinion a weak 6'1 but his claim of 6'1.25 was right but maybe in his 20s-30s.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Jul/13
Rob, he claimed 6"1.25"(186cm). Could that be closer?
Willy said on 20/Nov/12
Tom is right, but I believe that Connery was a bit over 6'2'' at peak. Maybe 6'2.25'' for Sean and 6'0.25'' for Gert while filming Goldfinger.
tom said on 19/Nov/12
Connery had a good 2 inches on him in goldfinger. 6 Foot seems his true height.
Willy said on 1/Oct/12
Has claimed 6'1.25''. When filming Goldfinger in his early fifties, he looked exactly 6'1'' to me, but I certainly wouldn't rule out his claimed height as peak height.
-_-_-(Hugh)-_-_-/ said on 13/Feb/09
As of 1964 Connery was 6ft2.5 and Frobe was 6ft1.5.
Hugh said on 10/Nov/08
I found this quote.
'I am a tall man, 6 feet 1 1/4, I am born in 1913, that's all.
adam said on 19/Oct/08
You dont see a quater of an inches, Hugh. Let`s say that Frobe was around 6-1 to 6-2 range. 6-1 could be correct, maybe a little more. Connery was a solid 6-2.
Hugh said on 30/Aug/08
Gert Frobe was 6ft1.25 (186cm) and Sean Connery was 6ft2.5 (189cm) as of 1964.
Ray said on 22/Apr/08
I'd say he was very close to 6' 1"...probably 6' 0.75" (185 cm) ,so could claim it. Connery was 3/4" taller at 6'1.5" (187 cm).
Sam said on 13/Jun/07
Connery i'd say back in 64' was around 6'2-6'3. Gert frobe exactly one inch shorter. I'd put him around the 6'1-6'2 range. He was tall man back in the day.
Anshelm said on 17/Feb/07
Hmm, I'm watching Goldfinger on TV right now, an I'd say 183 cm/6' is enough if Connery was 187 cm/6'1½" back in 1964. But since movies are hardly reliable material on the subject, I'd guess 185 cm could be true – especially in his earlier years.
But it was Harold Sakata that surprised me: only recently did I see a claim that he was 173 cm/5'8" instead of 185 cm/6'1", and my god that looks right. I guess I hadn't paid him proper attention, and that 185 cm seemed OK to me, as I remembered him shorter than Connery.
BTW: some video guide claimed that Sakata's waist measured 270 cm (106¼"). Ya, right.
Anonymous said on 7/Dec/06
Frobe was seriously big man in my memory of Goldfinger. Similar in height to 6'2'' Connery and heavily set.
Anthony said on 6/Dec/06
I agree, in "Goldfinger" he was a bit smaller than 6'2 Connery.