Austrian movie stars died in 1984

Here are 3 famous actors from Austria died in 1984:

Oskar Werner

Oskar Werner (November 13, 1922 Vienna-October 23, 1984 Marburg) also known as Oskar Josef Schliessmayer, Erasmus Nothnagel, Oscar Werner or Oskar Josef Bschließmayer was an Austrian actor, film director and screenwriter. He had two children, Felix Werner and Eleanore Werner.

Werner began his acting career in the 1940s and quickly gained recognition for his talent. He appeared in numerous films throughout his career, including the critically acclaimed "Jules et Jim" directed by François Truffaut, in which he gave a memorable performance as the title character. Werner was also nominated for an Academy Award for his performance in "Ship of Fools" in 1965.

Aside from acting, Werner also directed and wrote screenplays for films such as "The Visit" and "Fahrenheit 451". He was known for his intense performances and his ability to bring depth and complexity to his roles.

Sadly, Werner struggled with alcoholism and died from a heart attack at the age of 61. Despite his personal struggles, he remains an important figure in Austrian and international cinema.

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Wolfgang Heinz

Wolfgang Heinz (May 18, 1900 Pilsen-October 30, 1984 Berlin) also known as David Hirsch or Wolfgang Hirsch was an Austrian actor and film director. He had one child, Gabriele Heinz.

Heinz started his career as a theater actor in Vienna during the early 1920s. In 1933, he moved to Berlin and worked in various German films including the classic "Münchhausen" (1943). During the Nazi regime, Heinz was blacklisted due to his Jewish heritage, and he then changed his name to Wolfgang Hirsch to continue his work in the film industry.

He directed his first film in 1942, "The Secret Way," and continued to direct several more films throughout his career. After World War II, Heinz remained active in the German theater scene and became an influential figure in the German Actors' Association. He was also a founding member of the Academy of Arts in East Germany.

Heinz died in East Berlin in 1984 at the age of 84. Throughout his career, he appeared in more than 130 films and left a lasting impact on the German film industry.

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Peter Sturm

Peter Sturm (August 24, 1909 Vienna-May 11, 1984 Berlin) a.k.a. Josef Michel Dischel was an Austrian actor.

He appeared in over 90 films, including the German productions "Münchhausen" and "Das Boot ist voll". Sturm also acted on stage and on television, and he became a prominent figure in the German theater scene during the 1950s and 1960s. He was married to the actress Ruth Hellberg and the couple often appeared together in film and theater productions. Sturm was known for his versatility as an actor, and he could play comedic and dramatic roles with equal skill. He received numerous awards for his contributions to the arts, including the Order of Merit of Berlin and the Konrad Wolf Prize.

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