Austrian movie stars died in 1970

Here are 1 famous actors from Austria died in 1970:

Fritz Kortner

Fritz Kortner (May 12, 1892 Vienna-July 22, 1970 Munich) also known as Fritz Nathan Kohn was an Austrian actor, theatre director, film director and screenwriter.

Kortner is considered one of the most outstanding actors and directors of the German-speaking theater scene. He began his acting career at a young age and quickly rose to stardom in Vienna and Berlin. He became famous for his performances in plays by influential writers such as Georg B├╝chner, Frank Wedekind and Bertolt Brecht.

In 1926, Kortner made his directorial debut with a play by Anton Chekhov and went on to direct numerous plays in Germany and Austria. He also directed films, the most famous of which is the German expressionist masterpiece "Der letzte Mann" (The Last Laugh) starring Emil Jannings.

Kortner was a political activist and outspoken opponent of the Nazi regime. He was threatened by the Nazis and eventually fled Germany in 1933, living in various countries before settling in Hollywood. In 1949, Kortner returned to Germany and resumed his career in the theater and film industry.

Throughout his career, Kortner received numerous awards for his contributions to the arts, including the Federal Cross of Merit, the highest civilian award in Germany. He died in Munich in 1970 at the age of 78.

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