Austrian movie stars died in 1983

Here are 2 famous actors from Austria died in 1983:

Walter Slezak

Walter Slezak (May 3, 1902 Vienna-April 21, 1983 Flower Hill) also known as Walt Slezak was an Austrian actor. He had three children, Leo Slezak, Erika Slezak and Ingrid Slezak.

Slezak was known for his distinctive voice and often played villainous characters in films such as "Lifeboat" and "The Princess and the Pirate". He began his acting career on stage in Vienna before moving to Hollywood in the 1930s. Slezak received critical acclaim for his work on Broadway, winning a Tony Award for his performance in "Fanny" in 1955. He also appeared in numerous television shows including "The Twilight Zone" and "The Love Boat". Later in life, Slezak retired from acting and became an artist, focusing on painting and sculpting.

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Willy Trenk-Trebitsch

Willy Trenk-Trebitsch (March 11, 1902 Vienna-September 21, 1983 Berlin) also known as William Trenk, Willi Trenk-Trebitsch or Willy Trenk was an Austrian actor.

He began his acting career in Vienna at the Burgtheater in the 1920s before moving to Berlin in the early 1930s. During his time in Germany, Trenk-Trebitsch appeared in several films and worked with notable directors such as Georg Wilhelm Pabst and Fritz Lang.

In 1933, he fled Germany due to the rise of the Nazi Party and returned to Austria. However, when Austria was annexed by Germany in 1938, Trenk-Trebitsch fled again, this time to the United States. There, he continued his acting career and appeared in films such as "The Mortal Storm" (1940) and "To Be or Not to Be" (1942).

After World War II, Trenk-Trebitsch returned to Europe and appeared in films in both East and West Germany. He also became a familiar face on television, appearing in various TV series throughout the 1950s and 60s.

In addition to acting, Trenk-Trebitsch was also a talented musician and songwriter, and his compositions were performed by well-known artists such as Marlene Dietrich and Zarah Leander.

He passed away in Berlin in 1983 at the age of 81.

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