The relationship between client and financial-adviser has to be unobtrusive and discrete by its very nature. If I have made the decision to reveal a few of my memories it, is because Curd Jürgens was a thoroughly likeable and humorous man who I remember with pleasure.
A reporter once asked Curd Jürgens if, in light of his socialist stance he didn’t have reservations about making a lot of money. “I have never shied away from making money. It is my perfect right to do so,” was his reply. “I work a great deal – a great deal more than others in my profession.”
Jürgens was a huge talent and he worked hard. I do not need to highlight the 141 films that he made, the countless stage appearances worldwide and his considerable income from television. Moreover, the wages wore considerably less than today.
When he was approached by Maxwell House Coffee about a television advert, the first thing he did was to consult his fellow actor David Niven, who like him had a house in Gstaad in Switzerland. “Why not?” was his answer. “It’s time to cash in, my friend.”