Austrian movie stars born in 1919

Here are 5 famous actors from Austria were born in 1919:

Bernhard Wicki

Bernhard Wicki (October 28, 1919 Sankt Pölten-January 3, 2000 Munich) also known as Bernard Wicki or Bernard Wicky was an Austrian film director, actor, screenwriter, photographer, television director and voice actor.

Wicki started his career as an actor in the theater before moving into film in the 1940s. He appeared in over 50 films throughout his career, including the internationally acclaimed "The Bridge" which he also directed. Wicki was part of the post-World War II German film movement and often portrayed complex characters dealing with the aftermath of the war. As a director, he gained critical acclaim for his unique visual style and poignant storytelling. In addition to his work in film and theater, Wicki was also an accomplished photographer and documentarian, known for his intimate black and white portraits. He continued to work in the industry decades after his debut, receiving numerous awards for his contributions to German and international cinema.

Rolf Olsen

Rolf Olsen (December 26, 1919 Vienna-April 3, 1998 Starnberg) also known as Rudolf Knoblich, Emerson Fox, Dudley Joker or Rolf Ohlsen was an Austrian actor, film director and screenwriter.

He began his acting career in the German film industry in the late 1930s and rose to fame in the 1950s, with notable roles in films such as "The Haunted Castle" (1960) and "The Black Abbot" (1963).

During his career, Olsen appeared in over 150 films, spanning multiple genres from comedies to dramas. He also directed and wrote screenplays for several films.

In addition to his film work, Olsen was also a prolific television actor, appearing in a number of popular German television series such as "Der Kommissar" and "Tatort".

Olsen received numerous awards for his contributions to the German and Austrian film industry, including the Filmband in Gold for his lifetime achievement in 1988.

Raoul Retzer

Raoul Retzer (May 22, 1919 Vienna-August 8, 1974 Vienna) also known as Raoul Richard Karl Pollitzer or Janko was an Austrian actor.

Retzer began his acting career in the 1940s and starred in several notable films such as "1. April 2000", "Mädchen in Uniform", and "Menschen im Hotel". He was also a successful theater actor and often performed at the Theater in der Josefstadt in Vienna. In addition to acting, Retzer was also a talented singer and songwriter, and released several albums throughout his career. He was known for his charismatic personality both on and off screen and was a beloved figure in the Austrian entertainment industry. Retzer passed away at the age of 55 due to a heart attack.

Armin Dahlen

Armin Dahlen (October 14, 1919 Wolfsberg-) also known as Armin Schiestl is an Austrian television director and actor.

He was born in Wolfsberg, Austria in 1919. Dahlen began his career in the entertainment industry as an actor, performing in both theater and film productions throughout the 1940s and 1950s. He later transitioned to directing, and became well-known for his work on a number of popular Austrian television shows.

Some of Dahlen's most notable directing credits include the hit Austrian TV series "Ein echter Wiener geht nicht unter" ("A Real Viennese Doesn't Go Under"), which he directed from 1975-1979. He also directed a number of successful TV movies throughout his career.

In addition to his work in entertainment, Dahlen was also a dedicated teacher, and served as a professor of acting at the Max Reinhardt Seminar in Vienna for over a decade.

Dahlen passed away in 2006, but his legacy as a respected director and actor in Austrian entertainment lives on.

Fritz Muliar

Fritz Muliar (December 12, 1919 Neubau-May 4, 2009 Vienna) a.k.a. Friedrich Ludwig Stand was an Austrian actor. He had three children, Alexander Muliar, Martin Muliar and Hans Muliar.

Fritz Muliar began his acting career on stage, performing in various theaters in Austria and Germany. He gained fame for his memorable performances in films like "The Trapp Family" and "The Marriage of Mr. Mississippi". Muliar was known for his versatility, playing roles ranging from comedic to dramatic.

Apart from his acting career, Muliar was also recognized for his work as a writer and director. He wrote plays such as "Das Geld liegt auf der Bank" and "Der Meister der Marie". In addition, he directed plays and operas for theaters like the Vienna State Opera and the Theater in der Josefstadt.

Muliar also had a successful career in television, hosting his own show "Muliar grillt" where he interviewed notable guests. He was awarded numerous honors for his contributions in the field of acting, including the Austrian Cross of Honor for Science and Art.

Even after his death, Fritz Muliar remains a beloved figure in the Austrian entertainment industry, remembered for his talent, wit, and contributions to the arts.

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