Austrian movie stars died in 1986

Here are 6 famous actors from Austria died in 1986:

Otto Preminger

Otto Preminger (December 5, 1905 Vyzhnytsia-April 23, 1986 New York City) also known as Otto Ludwig Preminger or Otto the Ogre was an Austrian film director, actor, film producer and theatre director. He had three children, Erik Lee Preminger, Victoria Preminger and Mark Preminger.

Preminger began his career in the theatre in Austria before moving to the United States in the 1930s. He directed his first film in 1937 and went on to direct a number of acclaimed films, including "Laura" (1944), "Anatomy of a Murder" (1959), and "Exodus" (1960). Preminger was known for taking on controversial topics in his films, such as drug addiction in "The Man with the Golden Arm" (1955) and racial tensions in "Porgy and Bess" (1959).

Aside from his work in film, Preminger was also involved in civil rights activism, specifically in the fight against Hollywood's blacklist during the McCarthy era. He was a founding member of the Council for the Preservation of the American Republic and testified before the House Un-American Activities Committee.

Despite being labeled "difficult to work with" by some, Preminger had a successful career as a filmmaker, garnering numerous Academy Award nominations throughout his career. He passed away in 1986 at the age of 80 in New York City.

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Harald Reinl

Harald Reinl (July 8, 1908 Bad Ischl-October 9, 1986 Puerto de la Cruz) a.k.a. Dr. Harald Reinl was an Austrian film director, screenwriter, film editor and actor.

He began his film career in the 1930s, working as an assistant director on a number of films in his native Austria before making his directorial debut in 1946. Reinl quickly established himself as a talented director, and over the course of his career he went on to direct more than 50 films, many of them in the Western and adventure genres. Some of his most famous films include the Edgar Wallace crime thrillers he directed in the 1960s, such as "The Hunchback of Soho" and "The Phantom of Soho". In addition to his work as a director, Reinl also acted in a number of films throughout his career, often appearing in small supporting roles. He was married to fellow filmmaker Gitta von Cetto, with whom he frequently collaborated, and their son was the actor and director Michael Reinl.

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Helmut Qualtinger

Helmut Qualtinger (October 8, 1928 Vienna-September 29, 1986 Vienna) a.k.a. Helmuth Qualtinger or Quasi was an Austrian actor, writer, screenwriter, voice actor, cabaret artist and journalist. He had one child, Christian Heimito Qualtinger.

Qualtinger was born in a working-class family in Vienna and initially worked as a journalist before gravitating towards acting and cabaret. He gained fame with his satirical character "Herr Karl," a Nazi opportunist who symbolized the moral and intellectual bankruptcy of post-World War II Austria. Qualtinger was also known for his collaborations with composer Georg Kreisler, which produced some of the most biting and subversive cabaret songs of the era. In addition to his stage work, Qualtinger appeared in numerous films, including "The Third Man" and "The Name of the Rose." He continued to perform and write until his death in 1986.

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Friedrich von Ledebur

Friedrich von Ledebur (June 3, 1900 Nisko-December 25, 1986 Linz) a.k.a. Graf Friedrich Anton Maria Hubertus Bonifacius von Ledebur-Wicheln, Fredrick Ledebur, Frederic Ledebur, Frederich Ledebur, Frederick von Ledebur, Fredrich Ledebur, Friedrich Von Ledebur, Friedrich Ledebur, Frederick Ledebur or Friedrich Anton Maria Hubertus Bonifacius Graf von Ledebur-Wicheln was an Austrian actor and military officer. He had two children, Christian von Ledebur and John Friedrich von Ledebur.

During World War II, Friedrich von Ledebur served in the German army and was captured by American troops in Italy in 1943. He later emigrated to the United States and began a successful acting career. He appeared in over 100 films and television shows, often playing roles as a nobleman or military officer. Some of his notable roles include Hagen in the 1954 film "The Black Shield of Falworth" and King Mark in the 1967 film "Camelot". Friedrich von Ledebur was also a noted art collector and philanthropist, supporting causes such as the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and the Salzburg Festival. He passed away in Linz, Austria in 1986.

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Boy Gobert

Boy Gobert (June 5, 1925 Hamburg-May 30, 1986 Vienna) also known as Boy Christian Klée Gobert or Christian Klee Boy Gobert was an Austrian actor and film director.

He began his acting career in Hamburg in the late 1940s before moving to Austria and later appearing in numerous film and television productions throughout Europe. Gobert was known for his expressive acting style and intense performances, and earned critical acclaim for his roles in films such as "Ein Mann geht durch die Wand" ("A Man Walks Through Walls") and "Der Schatz im Silbersee" ("Treasure of Silver Lake"). In addition to his work as an actor, Gobert also directed several films, including "Die junge Sünderin" ("The Young Sinner"), which was controversial at the time of its release due to its depiction of prostitution. Gobert continued to act and direct until his death in 1986, leaving behind a legacy as one of Austria's most beloved performers.

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Richard Eybner

Richard Eybner (March 17, 1896 Sankt Pölten-June 20, 1986 Vienna) a.k.a. Rich. Eybner was an Austrian actor.

He began his career in theater, performing at several theaters in Vienna, and eventually transitioned to film acting. Eybner appeared in over 100 films during his career, including notable works such as "The Third Man" (1949), "The Devil's General" (1955), and "The Counterfeit Traitor" (1962). He was known for his versatile acting ability, often portraying different types of characters ranging from comedic to dramatic roles. In addition to his successful acting career, Eybner was also known for his dedication to promoting the arts in Austria. He served as the president of the Austrian Actors' Association and was awarded the Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Art in 1976. Eybner continued to act until his death in 1986 at the age of 90.

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