Austrian movie stars died at 74

Here are 6 famous actors from Austria died at 74:

Gustav Kadelburg

Gustav Kadelburg (January 26, 1851 Pest, Hungary-September 11, 1925 Berlin) was an Austrian writer and actor.

He was born into a Jewish family and grew up in Vienna. His father was a doctor and his mother was from a wealthy family. Kadelburg studied law but left university to become an actor in 1873. He made his debut in Graz and became one of the most popular actors of his time, especially in comedic roles.

In addition to acting, Kadelburg also wrote plays, novels, and short stories. He was a member of the famous Viennese coffeehouse literati and counted among his friends the likes of Karl Kraus, Hermann Bahr, and Peter Altenberg.

Kadelburg's most famous work is the play "Zur schönen Aussicht" (The Beautiful View), which premiered in Vienna in 1893 and was a huge success. It remains a staple of Austrian theater to this day. Kadelburg died in Berlin in 1925 and is buried in the Jewish cemetery in Vienna.

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Heinz-Leo Fischer

Heinz-Leo Fischer (November 19, 1902 Vienna-November 4, 1977 Munich) a.k.a. H.L. Fischer or Heinz Leo Fischer was an Austrian actor.

After studying at the Max Reinhardt Seminar, Fischer began his stage and film career in Vienna, appearing in numerous productions throughout the 1920s and 1930s. He is perhaps best known for his role as the valet in the 1931 film "M" directed by Fritz Lang.

With the rise of Nazism in Austria, Fischer emigrated to the United States in 1938 and continued to act in Hollywood films, including "Casablanca" and "To Be or Not to Be."

After World War II, Fischer returned to Europe and continued acting both on stage and in films, including the German production of "An American in Paris." He also served as the artistic director of the Munich Kammerspiele theater from 1953 to 1956.

Throughout his career, Fischer was known for his versatility and ability to play a wide range of characters, from serious dramatic roles to comedic performances. He died in Munich in 1977 at the age of 74.

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Jaro Fürth

Jaro Fürth (April 21, 1871 Prague-November 12, 1945 Vienna) also known as Edwin Fürth-Jaro was an Austrian actor.

Jaro Fürth began his acting career in Prague and worked in theaters throughout Austria, performing in both comedic and dramatic roles. He made his film debut in 1913 and went on to appear in over 70 films, mostly in Austria and Germany. Some of his most famous roles were in the films "Kuhle Wampe" (1932), "M" (1931), and "The Eternal Mask" (1935).

In addition to his successful acting career, Jaro Fürth was also a well-known stage director and frequently collaborated with notable playwrights and authors. Among his many achievements, he was awarded the title of Kammerschauspieler, the highest honor in Austrian theater, in 1923.

Despite being Jewish, Jaro Fürth continued to work in the film industry after the rise of Nazi Germany. However, in 1938, he was forced to flee to the United States where he continued his acting career until his death in 1945.

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Louis Ralph

Louis Ralph (April 5, 1878 Graz-September 1, 1952 Berlin) otherwise known as Ludwig Musik was an Austrian actor, film director and screenwriter.

Louis Ralph began his career in the film industry as an actor in 1913 before moving on to direct and produce his own films. He directed and wrote the screenplay for several popular Austrian silent films in the 1920s, including "The Love of the Gypsy Queen" and "The Voice of the Heart".

Later in his career, he moved to Berlin and continued to work in the film industry as a director and screenwriter. Ralph's notable works during this time included "Gretel Wins First Prize" and "The Black Hussar". He was also a prolific actor and appeared in over 70 films throughout his career.

Ralph was considered a pioneer in Austrian and German cinema and was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Austria for his contributions to the industry. He passed away in 1952 in Berlin at the age of 74.

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Paul Richter

Paul Richter (April 1, 1887 Vienna-December 30, 1961 Vienna) also known as Paul Martin Edward Richter was an Austrian actor.

He was best known for his roles in German silent films during the early 20th century. Richter began his acting career in 1909 and quickly became one of the most sought-after actors in the German-speaking world. He was a prolific actor, appearing in over 140 films throughout his career. Richter was known for his dramatic range and ability to portray a variety of characters. Despite his success in the film industry, Richter remained humble and dedicated to his craft until his death in 1961.

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Peter Sturm

Peter Sturm (August 24, 1909 Vienna-May 11, 1984 Berlin) a.k.a. Josef Michel Dischel was an Austrian actor.

He appeared in over 90 films, including the German productions "Münchhausen" and "Das Boot ist voll". Sturm also acted on stage and on television, and he became a prominent figure in the German theater scene during the 1950s and 1960s. He was married to the actress Ruth Hellberg and the couple often appeared together in film and theater productions. Sturm was known for his versatility as an actor, and he could play comedic and dramatic roles with equal skill. He received numerous awards for his contributions to the arts, including the Order of Merit of Berlin and the Konrad Wolf Prize.

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