Austrian movie stars died at 75

Here are 7 famous actors from Austria died at 75:

Hans Unterkircher

Hans Unterkircher (August 22, 1895 Graz-May 27, 1971 Vienna) also known as Thornton Church or Hans Unterkirchner was an Austrian actor.

Hans Unterkircher started his acting career on stage in the early 1920s before transitioning into film in the 1930s. He appeared in over 50 films throughout his career and was known for his versatility and range, often performing in both dramatic and comedic roles. He worked with some of Austria's most famous film directors, including Gustav Ucicky, and also made a name for himself as a voice actor, dubbing foreign films into German. In addition to his work in the entertainment industry, Unterkircher was also a prolific writer, publishing several works of poetry and prose. He was an enthusiastic supporter of the arts and a passionate advocate for the preservation of Austria's cultural heritage. Despite his success, Unterkircher never forgot his humble roots and remained devoted to his family and community throughout his life.

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Theo Lingen

Theo Lingen (June 10, 1903 Hanover-November 10, 1978 Vienna) also known as Lingen, Theo or Franz Theodor Schmitz was an Austrian actor, film director, screenwriter and musician. He had one child, Ursula Lingen.

He died in cancer.

Lingen is known for his contributions to the German cinema during the 1930s and 1940s. He directed and acted in numerous films, including "Die Drei von der Tankstelle" (The Three from the Gas Station), which was a major hit in 1930. He also acted in other popular films such as "Der Mann, der Sherlock Holmes war" (The Man Who Was Sherlock Holmes) in 1937, and "Münchhausen" in 1943.

Apart from his work in the film industry, Lingen was also a successful stage actor and musician. He was a regular performer in cabarets and theaters, and his comedic talents brought him great success.

Despite his success, Lingen's career suffered during the post-war years due to his association with the Nazi propaganda film industry. However, he was able to make a comeback in the 1950s and continued to act in films until his death.

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Louis V. Arco

Louis V. Arco (July 24, 1899 Baden bei Wien-April 3, 1975 Zürich) a.k.a. Lutz Altschul, Lux Altschul, Louis Arco or Victor Arco was an Austrian actor.

He began his career in the theatre, performing in various productions across Austria and Germany. In the 1920s, he appeared in several silent films and eventually transitioned to the sound era, working in both German and Austrian cinema. During his career, he appeared in over 70 films, often playing supporting roles. In addition to acting, Arco was also a writer and director, and he co-wrote the screenplay for the film "Scandal in Baden-Baden." He left Austria during World War II and settled in Switzerland, where he continued to act in films until his death in 1975.

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Frederick John Kiesler

Frederick John Kiesler (September 22, 1890 Chernivtsi-December 27, 1965 New York City) also known as Frederick Kiesler was an Austrian architect, artist, actor and visual artist.

He was known for his unconventional approach to architecture and design, often incorporating elements of sculpture and theatre into his work. Kiesler studied at the Technical University of Vienna and later worked with notable figures such as Le Corbusier and Walter Gropius. He also designed the Viennese Akademietheater and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice. In addition to his architectural work, Kiesler was involved in numerous avant-garde art movements, such as Surrealism and Dadaism. He also acted in several films, including Orson Welles' "The Trial". Kiesler's legacy lives on through the Frederick Kiesler Foundation, which promotes his ideas and work.

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Emil Lind

Emil Lind (August 14, 1872 Vienna-April 7, 1948 Vienna) a.k.a. Emil Lindt was an Austrian actor.

Lind began his career as a theater actor in Vienna and also performed in Berlin and Zurich. He later transitioned to film acting and appeared in over 200 films, starting with "Die Bettelprinzessin" in 1915. His most notable roles included Rabbi Loew in "Der Golem" (1920) and the lead role in "Emil and the Detectives" (1931). Lind was known for his expressive face and ability to portray both comedic and dramatic roles. He continued acting in films until shortly before his death in 1948.

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Klaus Pohl

Klaus Pohl (November 1, 1883 Vienna-November 28, 1958 Garsten) was an Austrian actor.

He started his acting career in the early 1900s and quickly became a well-known figure in the Vienna theater scene. Pohl's repertoire included both comedic and dramatic roles, and he was praised for his versatility and charisma on stage. In addition to his work in theater, Pohl also appeared in several films in the 1930s and 1940s. Despite being Jewish, he was not sent to a concentration camp during World War II thanks to his popularity and connections in the Austrian entertainment industry. After the war, Pohl continued acting and became a respected mentor to young actors in Austria. He passed away in 1958 in Garsten, Austria.

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Peter Kreuder

Peter Kreuder (August 18, 1905 Aachen-June 28, 1981 Salzburg) a.k.a. Peter Paul Kreuder, Kreuder, Peter or das Peter-Kreuder-Ensemble was an Austrian film score composer, pianist, conductor, actor and composer.

Kreuder began playing piano at the age of four and later studied at the Aachen Conservatory. He moved to Berlin in the 1920s and quickly became a popular composer of film scores and popular music. Kreuder composed over 400 songs and contributed to more than 200 films during his career.

During World War II, Kreuder was drafted into the German army and served as a bandleader. After the war, he faced accusations of collaboration with the Nazi regime but was ultimately cleared. In the years that followed, he continued to work as a composer and conductor, and was known for his contributions to the German music scene.

Kreuder was also an accomplished actor and made several appearances in German films. He retired to Salzburg, Austria in the 1970s and died there in 1981. Today, he is remembered as one of the most significant composers of popular music in Germany during the mid-20th century.

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