Austrian movie stars died in 1956

Here are 2 famous actors from Austria died in 1956:

Oskar Karlweis

Oskar Karlweis (June 10, 1894 Hinterbrühl-January 24, 1956 New York City) a.k.a. Oscar Leopold Karlweis was an Austrian actor.

He was born to a Jewish family in the small town of Hinterbrühl in Austria. After completing his education, Karlweis began his acting career on stage in Vienna in 1913. He had his breakthrough role in the 1928 German film, "The Blue Angel," which starred Marlene Dietrich.

Karlweis appeared in many films throughout the 1930s and 1940s, both in Europe and in Hollywood. He played a small role in "Casablanca" (1942) and appeared in the classic French film, "Grand Illusion" (1937). During World War II, Karlweis fled Europe with his family and settled in the United States. In later years, he continued to act in film and television, including the comedy series "The Goldbergs."

Aside from acting, Karlweis was also a talented writer, having written several plays and screenplays throughout his career. He was originally offered the role of "Sakini" in the Broadway production of "The Teahouse of the August Moon," but turned it down due to his commitments in Europe.

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Emmerich Hanus

Emmerich Hanus (August 24, 1884 Vienna-November 20, 1956 Vienna) otherwise known as Emerich Hanus was an Austrian film director, actor, film producer and screenwriter.

He began his career as a stage actor in Vienna's theaters before moving on to work in film. Hanus directed and produced over 80 films throughout his career, many of which were popular comedies and musicals. He is best known for his work in the Austrian and German film industries during the 1920s and 1930s, including the films "The Charm of La Bohème" and "Roundabout". Hanus was forced to stop making films after the Anschluss of Austria by Nazi Germany in 1938, as he was a Jew. After World War II, Hanus returned to filmmaking and continued to produce films until his death in 1956.

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