Here are 2 famous actors from Austria died in 2001:
Walter Surovy (May 28, 1910 Vienna-November 4, 2001 Manhattan) also known as Walter Molnar or Walter Szurovy was an Austrian actor and talent manager. His child is called Nicolas Surovy.
Surovy began his acting career in Vienna before fleeing to the United States to escape Nazi persecution. He continued to act in Hollywood films and on Broadway, appearing in productions such as "The Sound of Music" and "Fiddler on the Roof." Later in his career, Surovy became a talent manager, representing actors such as Dustin Hoffman and Faye Dunaway. He also founded the Walter Surovy Company, which provided training and representation to aspiring actors. Surovy passed away in Manhattan at the age of 91.
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Karl Schönböck (February 4, 1909 Vienna-March 24, 2001 Munich) also known as Karl Ludwig Josef Maria Schönböck was an Austrian actor. He had one child, Christine Schönböck.
Schönböck began his acting career in the 1930s in Germany and Austria, appearing in numerous films such as "Wiener Blut" and "Meine Frau Teresa". He gained international recognition for his performance in "The Merry Widow" alongside Maurice Chevalier and Jeanette MacDonald. Schönböck was known for his remarkable singing abilities and was often casted in musical films. In the 1950s, he moved to Munich where he became a regular in German television shows and films. He continued to act well into his 80s, with his final film being "Das merkwürdige Verhalten geschlechtsreifer Großstädter zur Paarungszeit" in 1998. Apart from his successful acting career, Schönböck was also a gifted painter and sculptor.
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