Austrian movie stars born in 1905

Here are 5 famous actors from Austria were born in 1905:

Otto Preminger

Otto Preminger (December 5, 1905 Vyzhnytsia-April 23, 1986 New York City) also known as Otto Ludwig Preminger or Otto the Ogre was an Austrian film director, actor, film producer and theatre director. He had three children, Erik Lee Preminger, Victoria Preminger and Mark Preminger.

Preminger began his career in the theatre in Austria before moving to the United States in the 1930s. He directed his first film in 1937 and went on to direct a number of acclaimed films, including "Laura" (1944), "Anatomy of a Murder" (1959), and "Exodus" (1960). Preminger was known for taking on controversial topics in his films, such as drug addiction in "The Man with the Golden Arm" (1955) and racial tensions in "Porgy and Bess" (1959).

Aside from his work in film, Preminger was also involved in civil rights activism, specifically in the fight against Hollywood's blacklist during the McCarthy era. He was a founding member of the Council for the Preservation of the American Republic and testified before the House Un-American Activities Committee.

Despite being labeled "difficult to work with" by some, Preminger had a successful career as a filmmaker, garnering numerous Academy Award nominations throughout his career. He passed away in 1986 at the age of 80 in New York City.

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Walter Riml

Walter Riml (September 23, 1905 Innsbruck-June 21, 1994 Steinach am Brenner) also known as Riml was an Austrian camera operator, cinematographer and actor. He had one child, Christian Riml.

Walter Riml began his career in the film industry in the 1920s and went on to work with acclaimed directors such as Fritz Lang and Max Ophüls. He is best known for his work as a camera operator on Lang's "M" and Ophüls' "Lola Montès". In addition to his work behind the camera, Riml also appeared as an actor in several films, including Ophüls' "La Signora di tutti". However, Riml's real passion was in nature photography and he dedicated much of his later years to capturing the beauty of the Austrian Alps. His work was widely acclaimed and exhibited throughout his life. Despite his prolific career in film, Riml remained a humble and private individual. He passed away in 1994 at the age of 88.

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Wolfgang Liebeneiner

Wolfgang Liebeneiner (October 6, 1905 Lubawka-November 28, 1987 Vienna) a.k.a. Wolfgang Georg Louis Liebeneiner was an Austrian film director, actor, screenwriter, theatre director and television director. His child is called Johanna Liebeneiner.

Liebeneiner began his career in the world of theatres in the 1920s, acting on various stages before eventually becoming a director. He directed renowned plays like Romeo and Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew, and Hamlet. In 1940, he made his first movie, Die Gratwanderung, and would go on to direct over 50 films throughout his career. One of his most famous works is the 1956 film version of The Trapp Family, which later inspired the popular musical, The Sound of Music. In addition to his work in theatre and film, Liebeneiner also directed television shows in the 1960s and 1970s. He passed away on November 28, 1987 in Vienna, at the age of 82, after a long and successful career in the entertainment industry.

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Rudolf Prack

Rudolf Prack (August 2, 1905 Vienna-December 2, 1981 Vienna) a.k.a. Rudolf Anton Prack was an Austrian actor. His children are called Adelheid Prack, Adalberta Prack and Michael Prack.

Prack became famous for his roles in German films during the 1950s and 60s. He made his acting debut in the 1930s and his breakthrough role came in 1935, when he played the lead in the Austrian film "Mazurka der Liebe". He went on to appear in over 150 films during his career, including "Der Mann, der seinen Mörder sucht" (1931), "Die Deutschmeister" (1955), and "Kaiserjäger" (1956).

Aside from his acting career, Prack was also a talented singer, and he recorded several popular songs throughout his career. He was also an accomplished athlete and competed on the Austrian national ski team.

During World War II, Prack served in the German Wehrmacht, but he was not a member of the Nazi party. After the war, he was able to resume his acting career and continued to work in films until the early 1970s.

Prack was married to actress Lilli Palmer for 25 years, from 1954 until her death in 1986. He died in Vienna in 1981 at the age of 76.

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Peter Kreuder

Peter Kreuder (August 18, 1905 Aachen-June 28, 1981 Salzburg) a.k.a. Peter Paul Kreuder, Kreuder, Peter or das Peter-Kreuder-Ensemble was an Austrian film score composer, pianist, conductor, actor and composer.

Kreuder began playing piano at the age of four and later studied at the Aachen Conservatory. He moved to Berlin in the 1920s and quickly became a popular composer of film scores and popular music. Kreuder composed over 400 songs and contributed to more than 200 films during his career.

During World War II, Kreuder was drafted into the German army and served as a bandleader. After the war, he faced accusations of collaboration with the Nazi regime but was ultimately cleared. In the years that followed, he continued to work as a composer and conductor, and was known for his contributions to the German music scene.

Kreuder was also an accomplished actor and made several appearances in German films. He retired to Salzburg, Austria in the 1970s and died there in 1981. Today, he is remembered as one of the most significant composers of popular music in Germany during the mid-20th century.

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