Austrian movie stars died in 1957

Here are 4 famous actors from Austria died in 1957:

Erich von Stroheim

Erich von Stroheim (September 22, 1885 Vienna-May 12, 1957 Maurepas) a.k.a. Erich Oswald Stroheim, Erich Von Stroheim, Eric O.H. von Stroheim, Count von Stroheim, Erich Stroheim, Eric Von Stroheim, Karl von Stroheim, The Man You Love to Hate or Count Erich Oswald Hans Carl Maria von Stroheim und Nordenwall was an Austrian film director, actor and screenwriter. He had two children, Joseph Von Stroheim and Erich von Stroheim Jr..

Von Stroheim is considered to be one of the most prominent and influential filmmakers of the silent era. He began his career as an actor, appearing in several films before moving into directing and writing. He was known for his attention to detail and realism in his films, often depicting the darker sides of human nature. Some of his most famous works include "Greed" (1924), "The Merry Widow" (1925), and "The Wedding March" (1928). Despite his critical acclaim, von Stroheim struggled with commercial success and was often at odds with studio executives due to his extravagant budgets and insistence on creative control. In his later years, he continued to work in the film industry, but increasingly in smaller or less significant roles. Von Stroheim passed away in Maurepas, France, in 1957 at the age of 71.

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Alfred Neugebauer

Alfred Neugebauer (December 27, 1888 Vienna-September 14, 1957 Vienna) was an Austrian actor.

He began his acting career in theater and became a prominent figure in the Austrian theater scene. Neugebauer also acted in films, appearing in more than 60 films throughout his career. Some of his notable film credits include "Vienna Blood" (1942), "Gestern und heute" (1938) and "The Angel with the Trumpet" (1948). In addition to his acting career, Neugebauer was also a successful theater director, working on productions throughout Europe. He received numerous awards and recognition for his contributions to the arts, including the prestigious Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Art. Despite his success, Neugebauer's career was interrupted by the rise of Nazi Germany, and he was briefly imprisoned following the annexation of Austria. He resumed his career after the war, continuing to act until his death in 1957.

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Karl Leiter

Karl Leiter (February 9, 1890 Vienna-August 23, 1957 Vienna) also known as Karl Hans Leiter or Karl Heinz Leiter was an Austrian film director, screenwriter and actor.

Leiter began his career as an actor in the early years of silent films, starring in both comedic and dramatic roles. He soon transitioned to directing and writing, and by the 1920s, he had become one of Austria's most prolific filmmakers. Leiter is best known for his work on the films Die lustigen Weiber von Wien (1931) and Der Himmel auf Erden (1935), which were both popular Austrian comedies. He continued to direct and act in films throughout his career, working on over 50 films in total. In addition to his work in film, Leiter was also a successful stage actor, appearing in productions at the Vienna Burgtheater and other prestigious theaters.

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Eugen Jensen

Eugen Jensen (January 26, 1871 Vienna-November 23, 1957 Munich) was an Austrian actor.

Jensen began his acting career in Vienna and quickly gained popularity for his talent and versatility on stage. He worked in various theaters in Austria before making his way to Germany. He was a prolific actor and appeared in numerous films throughout the 1920s and 1930s. Some of his most notable films include "Metropolis" (1927), "M" (1931), and "The Blue Angel" (1930). Jensen was known for his ability to play both comedic and dramatic roles with equal skill.

During World War II, Jensen's career came to an abrupt halt when he was blacklisted by the Nazi regime for his outspoken opposition to Hitler. He fled to Switzerland and eventually settled in Munich after the war. Despite his advanced age, Jensen continued to act in films and on stage into his 80s, and he remained a beloved figure in the entertainment industry until his death in 1957.

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