Austrian movie stars died in 1953

Here are 2 famous actors from Austria died in 1953:

Alfons Fryland

Alfons Fryland (May 1, 1888 Vienna-November 29, 1953 Graz) also known as Alphons Fritsch or Alphons Fryland was an Austrian actor.

He began his career on stage in Vienna before transitioning to film in the 1920s. Fryland appeared in over 60 films throughout his career, working with noted directors such as G.W. Pabst and Fritz Lang. He was known for his versatile acting skills, often portraying both comedic and dramatic roles. Fryland's most notable film roles include the 1926 film "Faust" and the 1931 film "M", where he played a detective alongside Peter Lorre. In addition to his acting career, Fryland also worked as a theater director and writer. He passed away in 1953 at the age of 65.

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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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