Austrian movie stars died in 1973

Here are 3 famous actors from Austria died in 1973:

John Banner

John Banner (January 28, 1910 Vienna-January 28, 1973 Vienna) also known as Johann Banner was an Austrian actor.

He is best known for his role as Sergeant Schultz in the television series Hogan's Heroes, which aired from 1965 to 1971. Banner began his career in Austria and later moved to the United States, where he appeared in several films and television shows. Despite being Jewish, Banner served in the German army during World War II, which led to controversy after Hogan's Heroes became popular. Outside of his acting work, Banner was also an accomplished artist and sculptor. He died of an abdominal hemorrhage on his 63rd birthday.

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Ludwig Stössel

Ludwig Stössel (February 12, 1883 Lockenhaus-January 29, 1973 Hollywood) otherwise known as Ludwig Stoessel, Ludwig Stossel, Ludwig Stossell or Ludwig Strossel was an Austrian actor and voice actor.

Stössel began his career on the stage in Austria, but eventually made his way to Hollywood in the 1930s. He appeared in over 130 films, often playing small roles as a character actor. One of his more notable roles was as the witness in the courtroom scene in the film "The Maltese Falcon" (1941).

Stössel was also a popular voice actor in radio and animation, lending his distinctive German accent to characters in programs such as "The Adventures of Superman" and "Tom and Jerry".

In addition to his acting career, Stössel was also a founding member of the Austrian-American Council, an organization dedicated to promoting cultural exchange between Austria and the United States.

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Fred Essler

Fred Essler (February 13, 1895 Vienna-January 17, 1973 Woodland Hills) otherwise known as Fritz Essler was an Austrian actor.

Essler appeared in over 200 films throughout his career, known for playing a variety of character roles, often as a villain, due to his distinctive sharp nose and piercing eyes. He began his acting career in Austrian theater before moving on to German cinema in the 1920s. In 1933, he was forced to flee Germany due to the rise of the Nazi regime and he eventually settled in Hollywood in the 1940s. Essler continued to act in both film and television until his death in 1973 at the age of 77. He is best known for his roles in films such as "Ninotchka" (1939), "To Be or Not to Be" (1942), and "The Seventh Cross" (1944).

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