Austrian movie stars died at 73

Here are 5 famous actors from Austria died at 73:

Peter Igelhoff

Peter Igelhoff (July 22, 1904 Vienna-April 8, 1978 Bad Reichenhall) also known as Igelhoff, Peter, Rudolf August Ordnung, Professor Peter Igelhoff or Petrus was an Austrian composer, film score composer, pianist, actor, music arranger and entertainer.

Peter Igelhoff began his career as a pianist and composer in the 1920s and became a well-known musician in Austria and Germany. In the 1930s, he composed and performed in films starring famous actors such as Marlene Dietrich and Heinz Rühmann. During World War II, he was drafted into the army and performed for the troops as a member of the Wehrmacht's orchestra.

After the war, Igelhoff continued his career as a composer and performer, recording many popular songs such as "Goodbye Johnny," "The Little Umbrella," and "The Fire Brigade Turned Out." In addition to music, he also acted in several films and television shows throughout his career.

Igelhoff was a versatile artist, capable of playing many instruments and composing music in various styles. He passed away in 1978, leaving behind a legacy as a celebrated entertainer and composer.

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Rudolf Bernauer

Rudolf Bernauer (January 20, 1880 Vienna-November 27, 1953 London) a.k.a. Rudolph Bernauer, R. Bernauer, Bernauer or Rudolf Bernnauer was an Austrian screenwriter, lyricist, librettist, film director, actor and film producer. He had one child, Agnes Bernelle.

Bernauer began his career in the entertainment industry as a theater actor and worked as a director and producer for several Austrian theaters. In the 1910s, he started writing screenplays for Austrian and German silent films and became known for his work on popular operettas. Bernauer collaborated with other notable writers and composers including Hugo Bettauer and Oscar Straus.

He was forced to flee Austria after the Nazi takeover in 1938 due to his Jewish heritage. Bernauer relocated to London where he continued to write and produce films. Some of his notable works include the screenplay for the 1939 British film "Poison Pen" and the 1942 film "Sabotage at Sea".

Despite his success in the entertainment industry, Bernauer faced personal tragedy in his later years. His daughter, Agnes, died of cancer in 1938, and his wife died in 1944. Bernauer passed away in 1953 at the age of 73.

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Karl Meixner

Karl Meixner (February 13, 1903 Vienna-December 29, 1976 Hamburg) was an Austrian actor.

He began his career in the German film industry during the Weimar Republic era, appearing in films such as "Prostitution" (1927) and "The Blue Angel" (1930). Meixner continued his acting work in Nazi Germany, including playing supporting roles in propaganda films such as "Jud Süß" (1940) and "Kolberg" (1945). After World War II, he appeared in a number of films in both West Germany and East Germany, as well as in Austria. Meixner was also a successful stage actor, performing in a variety of theater productions throughout his career. Additionally, he worked as a dubbing actor, lending his voice to the German versions of foreign films. Meixner died in Hamburg, Germany, in 1976.

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Leo Singer

Leo Singer (May 3, 1877 Vienna-March 5, 1951) was an Austrian actor.

He began his career in the theater, performing in productions across Europe. Singer became a prominent figure in the Austrian film industry during the silent film era, appearing in numerous films including "Satan Opium" and "Tempest". He continued to act in films well into the sound era with his last role being in the 1950 film "The Sapphire". Singer was also involved in the filmmaking process as a writer and director. He had two sons who also became actors in their own right, Gusti and Kurt Singer.

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Viktor Staal

Viktor Staal (February 17, 1909 Baja-June 4, 1982 Munich) also known as Victor Staal or Rudolf Viktor Stiaßny was an Austrian actor.

He died as a result of leukemia.

Staal began his acting career in the 1930s and achieved success in German cinema during the 1940s. He appeared in many films, including "Münchhausen," "Tiefland," and "Der Eiserne Gustav." Staal was also a trained opera singer and performed on stage throughout his career. He was forced to flee Austria during World War II due to his Jewish heritage and spent several years in exile before returning to Germany in the 1950s. Despite being typecast in Nazi propaganda films, Staal continued to work in the German film industry for many years, and was highly regarded for his versatile acting skills.

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