Austrian movie stars died in 1979

Here are 3 famous actors from Austria died in 1979:

Frederick Stafford

Frederick Stafford (March 11, 1928 Czechoslovakia-July 28, 1979 Lugano) also known as Frederick Stanford or Friedrich Strobel von Stein was an Austrian actor. His child is called Roderick Stafford.

Frederick Stafford began his acting career in the early 1950s and quickly gained popularity in Austria and Germany. He starred in numerous films and television series, including the 1965 James Bond film "Thunderball" in which he played the character of Agent 505. Stafford appeared in over 40 films throughout his career, showcasing his versatility as an actor.

Aside from acting, Stafford was also a talented businessman, making investments in the finance and real estate industries. He was known for his philanthropic work, supporting various charities and humanitarian endeavors throughout his life.

Stafford tragically passed away in 1979 at age 51, leaving behind his wife, Claude, and their son Roderick. Despite his relatively short life, Stafford made a significant impact on the entertainment industry and is remembered as one of Austria's most beloved actors.

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Kurt Kasznar

Kurt Kasznar (August 12, 1913 Vienna-August 6, 1979 Santa Monica) a.k.a. Kurt Serwicher, Kurt Kaszner or Kurt Servischer was an Austrian actor. His child is called Susan Kasznar.

Kurt Kasznar began his career in Austria with the Max Reinhardt theater company before emigrating to the United States in the mid-1930s. He quickly established himself as a versatile character actor in Hollywood, appearing in over 60 films and numerous television series throughout his career. Some of his notable film credits include "The Southern Star," "The Last Time I Saw Paris," and "Lili."

Kasznar was also a successful stage actor, appearing on Broadway in productions such as "The Sound of Music" and "The Happiest Millionaire." In addition, he served as a director and producer in both television and theater.

Kasznar was known for his distinctive voice and accent, which he often employed for comedic effect. He was also an accomplished singer and dancer, and his talents were showcased in several of his film and stage performances.

Kurt Kasznar passed away in 1979 at the age of 65 from lung cancer. He is remembered as a talented and beloved actor who tirelessly contributed to the entertainment industry.

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Eric Pohlmann

Eric Pohlmann (July 18, 1913 Vienna-July 25, 1979 Bad Reichenhall) a.k.a. Erich Pollak or Erich Pohlmann was an Austrian actor. He had two children, Michael Pohlmann and Stephen Pohlmann.

He began his acting career in Vienna, but due to the Nazi occupation, he fled to Switzerland and later to England. Pohlmann worked extensively in British films, television, and theatre, often playing German or Eastern European characters due to his accent. He is perhaps best known for his role as Colonel von Luger in the 1963 film "The Great Escape". Pohlmann also had a successful stage career, appearing in productions of "The Visit", "The Insect Play", and "The Physicists". In his later years, he shifted towards voice acting and appeared in several radio and animated productions.

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