Austrian movie stars died at 54

Here are 5 famous actors from Austria died at 54:

Charles Goldner

Charles Goldner (December 7, 1900 Vienna-April 15, 1955 London) was an Austrian actor.

He began his career in the 1920s in Austria and Germany, appearing in silent films such as "Geheimnisse des Orients" (1928). He became known for his roles in British films such as "The Third Man" (1949) as the traitorous taxi driver, "The Lavender Hill Mob" (1951) and "The Titfield Thunderbolt" (1953). Goldner was also a talented stage actor, and appeared in London's West End in productions of "Arsenic and Old Lace" and "Witness for the Prosecution". Outside of acting, Goldner was an accomplished musician and could play several instruments, including the piano and violin. He continued acting until his death in 1955 at the age of 54.

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Rudolf Nureyev

Rudolf Nureyev (March 17, 1938 Irkutsk-January 6, 1993 Levallois-Perret) also known as Rudolf Noureev, Rudi or Rudolf Khametovich Nureyev was an Austrian ballet master, actor, screenwriter, film director, ballet dancer and choreographer.

He died in hiv/aids.

Born in the Soviet Union, Nureyev was a principal dancer with the Kirov Ballet (now known as the Mariinsky Ballet) before defecting to the West in 1961 while on tour in Paris. He went on to dance with the Royal Ballet in London and the American Ballet Theatre in New York City, among others. Nureyev is widely regarded as one of the greatest male ballet dancers of the 20th century and is credited with propelling male dancers into the forefront of ballet. He also made significant contributions to the art of choreography, both in classical ballet and contemporary dance. Outside of his dance career, Nureyev was known for his extravagant lifestyle and his friendships with many famous figures, including Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Andy Warhol. Despite his success, Nureyev's life was plagued by personal struggles, including his homosexuality and his battle with terminal illness. Nevertheless, his legacy as a groundbreaking dancer and visionary remains significant to this day.

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Michael Glawogger

Michael Glawogger (December 3, 1959 Graz-April 23, 2014 Monrovia) was an Austrian film director, screenwriter, cinematographer and actor.

He died caused by malaria.

Glawogger graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute with a degree in fine arts film in 1981. He later worked as a cinematographer on documentaries and feature films. He gained critical acclaim for his documentaries, which often explored the lives of people in marginalized societies. Some of his notable works include "Megacities" (1998), "Workingman's Death" (2005), and "Whores' Glory" (2011). Glawogger was also a writer and director of narrative films, including "Slumming" (2006) and "Kill Daddy Good Night" (2009). He was a member of the Academy of Arts Berlin and the European Film Academy.

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Anton Pointner

Anton Pointner (December 8, 1894 Salzburg-September 8, 1949 Ramsau bei Berchtesgaden) a.k.a. Al Pointer was an Austrian actor.

He began his acting career in the 1920s, and quickly became a popular character actor in Austrian and German films. Pointner appeared in over 100 films during his career, including notable roles in "The Trunks of Mr. O.F." (1931) and "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen" (1943). He was known for his versatility as an actor, and often played comic or eccentric characters. Despite his success, Pointner's career was cut short by his untimely death in 1949 at the age of 54.

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Fritz Greiner

Fritz Greiner (September 16, 1879 Vienna-November 1, 1933 Munich) was an Austrian actor.

Throughout his career, Greiner appeared in over 70 films and was known for his versatility as an actor. He began his acting career on stage in Vienna and also performed in Berlin and Munich. Some of his notable film roles include the 1926 film "Faust", the 1929 film "Pandora's Box", and the 1930 film "The Blue Angel". In addition to acting, Greiner was also a talented director and playwright, and directed several films during the 1920s. He passed away at the age of 54 in Munich, Germany.

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