Here are 8 famous actors from Austria were born in 1915:
Curd Jürgens (December 13, 1915 Thalkirchen-Obersendling-Forstenried-Fürstenried-Solln-June 18, 1982 Vienna) also known as Curd Jurgens, Curd Gustav Andreas Gottlieb Franz Jürgens, The Norman hulk, Curt Jurgens, Curd Jüergens, Kurt Jürgens, Curt Jürgens, Curt Juergens or The Norman Wardrobe was an Austrian actor, journalist and film director.
Jürgens began his career in the Austrian theater, where he gained critical acclaim for his performances. He then transitioned to film, becoming one of the most prominent actors of the German-speaking world in the 1940s and 1950s.
Jürgens achieved international success with his role in the 1958 film "The Enemy Below," which earned him a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor. He went on to appear in several Hollywood films, including "The Blue Max" and "The Spy Who Loved Me."
In addition to his acting career, Jürgens also directed several films, including "The Dance of Death" and "The Clown."
Throughout his career, Jürgens was known for his rugged good looks, deep voice, and commanding presence on screen. He remains one of the most iconic actors of the 20th century.
O. W. Fischer (April 1, 1915 Klosterneuburg-January 29, 2004 Lugano) a.k.a. Otto Wilhelm Fischer or Otto W. Fischer was an Austrian actor, film director, writer and etymologist.
Fischer began his acting career in the Vienna Burgtheater and eventually became a leading man in German cinema during the 1940s and 1950s. Some of his notable films include "Seine Hoheit, der Eintänzer," "Salzburg Stories," and "Casta Diva."
Aside from his work in film and theater, Fischer was also a prolific writer, having authored several etymology books, including "Die Große Sandoz-Enzyklopädie" and "Redensarten und was dahintersteckt," which explored the history and meaning behind common expressions in the German language.
Fischer was awarded the Bambi Award for Best Actor in 1953 and the Cross of Merit for Science and Art from the Republic of Austria in 1970.
Emmerich Schrenk (November 2, 1915 Vienna-June 6, 1987 Vienna) also known as Emmerich Schrenck was an Austrian actor.
He started his acting career in the 1930s and went on to become a well-known actor in both Austria and Germany. He appeared in over 100 films, including "Jud Süß" (1940), "The Third Man" (1949), and "The Sound of Music" (1965). Schrenk also worked in theater and television, including several appearances on the popular Austrian TV series "Tatort". In addition to his acting career, Schrenk was also a successful sculptor and painter, and his artwork was exhibited in galleries throughout Austria. He passed away in Vienna in 1987 at the age of 71.
Philo Hauser (May 9, 1915 Vienna-September 17, 1970 London) was an Austrian actor.
He began his acting career in pre-World War II Vienna and later moved to London to continue his work in the theatrical arts. Hauser garnered critical acclaim for his stage performances in various productions, including "The Tempest" and "Hamlet." He also appeared in numerous films, such as "55 Days at Peking" and "The Spy Who Came in from the Cold." In addition to acting, Hauser was also passionate about poetry and literature, and was known to incorporate these interests into his performances. Unfortunately, his life was cut short at the age of 55 due to a heart attack. Nonetheless, his contributions to the acting profession continue to be remembered and celebrated to this day.
Robert Tessen (September 22, 1915 Graz-March 13, 2002 Zürich) was an Austrian actor.
He began his career in theater in the 1930s, and later rose to fame as a film actor in the 1950s. Tessen appeared in over a hundred films throughout his career, and became one of the most popular actors in Germany and Austria. He was known for his versatility and range, and played a variety of roles in genres ranging from drama to comedy. In addition to his acting work, Tessen was also a voice actor, dubbing foreign films into German. He was honored with numerous awards, including the Bundesverdienstkreuz and the Österreichisches Ehrenzeichen für Wissenschaft und Kunst. Tessen passed away in Zürich in 2002, at the age of 86.
Tadeusz Kalinowski (June 1, 1915 Leibnitz-August 22, 1969 Lubniewice) a.k.a. T. Kalinowski was an Austrian actor.
He appeared in numerous films during the 1930s and 1940s in Austria and Germany, including "Ich klage an" (I Accuse) and "Der zerbrochene Krug" (The Broken Jug). During World War II, Kalinowski served in the German military and was a prisoner of war in the Soviet Union. After his release, he returned to acting and appeared in several Austrian and German films, including "Der Kaiser von Kalifornien" (The Emperor of California) and "Klosterjäger" (Monastery Hunters). He also appeared on stage in various theater productions. Kalinowski died in Lubniewice, Poland at the age of 54.
C.W. Fernbach (April 18, 1915 Bruck an der Leitha-November 30, 1967 Vienna) a.k.a. Carl W. Fernbach, Carl Fernbach, Charles W. Fernbach, Franz Fernbach, Karl Fernbach or Carl Wilhelm Fernbach was an Austrian actor.
He started his acting career in the late 1930s and became a popular stage actor in Vienna. He appeared in several films during the 1940s and 1950s, including "I and You" (1941) and "Vienna, City of My Dreams" (1957). He also worked as a voice actor, dubbing foreign films into German for Austrian audiences. Fernbach was known for his ability to play a wide range of characters, from serious dramatic roles to comedic parts. He was well-respected in the Austrian theater community and was considered one of the country's most talented actors. Fernbach passed away at the age of 52 due to a heart attack.
Kurt Nachmann (May 13, 1915 Vienna-March 4, 1984 Vienna) also known as Dr. Kurt Nachmann, Ilja Nutroff, Fred Wagner or Johannes Weiss was an Austrian film director, actor and screenwriter.
He began his career in the entertainment industry as an actor in the Vienna Burgtheater and later on, he ventured into writing screenplays for films.
Nachmann is credited with writing scripts for several popular films in the 1940s and 1950s, including "Es begann um Mitternacht" (It Started at Midnight), "Hocuspocus" and "Love '47". He also acted in some of these films as well as in others such as "The Last Ten Days" and "The Counterfeit Traitor".
In the 1960s, Nachmann transitioned into directing films and went on to helm over a dozen movies, including "St. Pauli nacht" (St. Pauli Night), "Der einarmige Boxer" (The One-Armed Boxer) and "Die Abenteuer des Grafen Bobby" (The Adventures of Count Bobby).
Nachmann was widely regarded as a versatile and accomplished filmmaker who worked across various genres, including comedies, thrillers and dramas. He contributed significantly to the Austrian film industry and left behind a rich legacy.