Here are 5 famous actors from Austria were born in 1918:
Josef Ramart (June 11, 1918 Vienna-January 1, 1989 Newmarket, Suffolk) also known as Yusef Ramart was an Austrian actor.
He was born in Vienna to a family of Hungarian-Jewish descent. Ramart began his acting career in the Vienna Burgtheater in the 1930s and later moved to England after the outbreak of World War II. He performed in several West End productions and was noted for his performances in Shakespearean plays. Ramart also appeared in several films including "The Dam Busters" and "The Day the Earth Caught Fire". In addition to his acting career, Ramart was also a skilled opera singer and performed in several productions in both Austria and England. He passed away in Newmarket, Suffolk in 1989 at the age of 70.
Franz Marischka (July 2, 1918 Unterach am Attersee-February 18, 2009 Munich) a.k.a. Franz Otto Felix Marischka, Francois Petit, François Petit or Zwetschi was an Austrian film director, screenwriter, actor and television director. He had one child, Hubert Marischka.
Marischka began his career in the film industry as an actor but soon transitioned into screenwriting and directing. He is perhaps best known for directing a series of successful sex comedies in the 1970s, including "Eis am Stiel" and its sequels. Despite the controversy surrounding these films, Marischka defended them as harmless entertainment that reflected the spirit of the time. In addition to his work in film, he also directed several popular television series, including "Der Fürst von Pappenheim" and "Königlich Bayerisches Amtsgericht." Marischka continued working in the entertainment industry well into his 80s, and remained a beloved figure in German cinema until his death in 2009.
Otto Bolesch (July 17, 1918 Austria-April 7, 2005 Vienna) also known as Otto Bolisch was an Austrian actor.
He appeared in over 70 films and TV productions throughout his career. Born in Vienna, Bolesch began his acting career in the 1930s and was a prolific performer in German-language films during the 1940s and 1950s. He was noted for his versatility as an actor and his ability to play a range of different characters, including both comic and serious roles. In addition to his work as an actor, Bolesch was also a highly regarded stage performer, appearing in numerous plays throughout his career. He received several honors for his contributions to film and theater, including the Austrian Cross of Honor for Science and Art.
Helmut Janatsch (October 12, 1918 Braunau am Inn-November 24, 1989 Salzburg) also known as Helmuth Janatsch was an Austrian actor.
He began his acting career in 1946 and appeared in numerous films and television shows throughout his career. Janatsch was particularly known for his roles in the popular Austrian TV series "Ein echter Wiener geht nicht unter" (A Real Viennese Doesn't Go Under) and "Die liebe Familie" (The Loving Family). Aside from acting, Janatsch was also a talented writer and wrote several books and plays. He passed away at the age of 71 in Salzburg, Austria.
Gunther Philipp (June 8, 1918 Toplița-October 2, 2003 Bad Godesberg) a.k.a. Gunter Philipp, Gunther Phillipp, Gunther Phillip, Dr. Gunther Philipp or Gunther Placheta was an Austrian actor, screenwriter, performer, athlete, physician, author, writer, swimmer, psychologist and motorcycle racer. He had three children, Gero Philipp, Peter Philipp and Alexander Philipp.
Philipp began his career as an athlete and swimmer before pursuing acting. He appeared in over 150 films and television shows, including the popular German crime series, Tatort. Philipp often played comedic roles and was known for his witty and sarcastic sense of humor both on and off screen.
In addition to acting, Philipp was also a successful writer and screenwriter. He wrote several books, plays and screenplays throughout his career, including the script for the 1962 film, The Sweet Life.
Philipp was also a skilled motorcycle racer and even competed in the 1939 Isle of Man TT race. Later in life, he earned a medical degree and worked as a physician and psychologist.
Despite his diverse talents and accomplishments, Philipp remained humble and was known for his easygoing and generous nature. He lived a full and adventurous life and is remembered as a legend of Austrian cinema.