Austrian movie stars died in 2011

Here are 6 famous actors from Austria died in 2011:

Peter Alexander

Peter Alexander (June 30, 1926 Vienna-February 12, 2011 Vienna) also known as Peter Alexander Neumayer, Alexander, Peter, Peter Alexander Ferdinand Maximilian Neumayer or P.A. Neuenhauser was an Austrian singer, actor and performer. He had two children, Michael Neumayer and Susanne Neumayer-Haidinger.

Peter Alexander was renowned for his roles in many popular German films and TV shows throughout his career, particularly in the 1950s and 1960s. He was a prolific singer and his career spanned over five decades, with more than 50 albums released during his lifetime. Alexander's music was influenced by the swing and big band music of his youth, as well as by popular music of the day. He was particularly known for his cover versions of popular songs, which he adapted to suit his own style. In addition to his music and acting careers, he was also a successful television presenter and hosted his own TV show, "Die Peter Alexander Show," which ran for 20 years.

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Heinz Reincke

Heinz Reincke (May 28, 1925 Kiel-July 13, 2011 Purkersdorf) also known as Karl-Heinz Reincke was an Austrian actor and voice actor.

Heinz Reincke began his acting career in the early 1950s and was known for appearing in over 200 films and television series throughout his career. He gained popularity for his roles in popular German films like "Pension Schöller" and "Our Crazy Aunts". Reincke also had a successful career as a voice actor and dubbed over 3,000 films, lending his voice to actors such as Peter Ustinov and Anthony Quinn. In addition to his acting work, Reincke was also involved in voice acting for radio dramas and was a regular performer on the radio show "The Man with the Black Bowler Hat". Heinz Reincke was highly regarded for his versatility as an actor and his contributions to German cinema and theatre.

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Johannes Heesters

Johannes Heesters (December 5, 1903 Amersfoort-December 24, 2011 Starnberg) also known as Johan Marius Nicolaas Heesters, Jopie, Herr Jopie, Grandseigneur Heesters, Joe Heesters, Johannes M.N. Heesters, Johan Heesters, Johan Marius Nicolaas Johannes Heesters or Johannes was an Austrian singer and actor. He had two children, Nicole Heesters and Wiesje Heesters.

Heesters began his acting career in 1921, performing in various German-language productions. He became a popular film actor during the 1930s, starring in movies such as "Die Fledermaus" and "Das Land des Lächelns." He also made a name for himself as a singer, performing in operettas and giving concerts throughout Europe.

Throughout his career, Heesters was known for his charm and dashing good looks. He continued performing well into his 90s, becoming one of the oldest active performers in the world. He received numerous awards and honors over the course of his career, including being named a Knight of the Order of the Netherlands Lion.

Heesters' personal life was somewhat controversial. He was criticized for performing in Nazi Germany during World War II, and for making anti-Semitic comments in the past. However, he maintained that he was not a Nazi sympathizer and that he had only performed to entertain the troops. Despite the controversy, Heesters remained a beloved figure in the world of entertainment until his death in 2011.

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Gustav Lantschner

Gustav Lantschner (August 12, 1910 Innsbruck-March 19, 2011 Krailling) also known as Guzzi Lantschner was an Austrian cinematographer, actor, film director, screenwriter and alpine skier.

Lantschner was a pioneer of skiing and ski film making, his contribution to the growth of the ski industry in Austria and Europe is significant. He began his skiing career early and was a member of the Austrian national ski team. In 1931, he became the Austrian downhill champion, and in 1934, he participated in the world championships held in St. Moritz.

Lantschner's passion for skiing naturally led him to the film industry where he started his journey as a cameraman. His cinematic work includes movies such as "Blitzhochzeit" (1942), "Jugendliebe" (1943), and "Familie Schimek" (1957). He was particularly known for his cinematography in Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" (1963), where he was the second unit director of photography.

Lantschner was a lifelong advocate of skiing and the environment, and he even founded the Guzzi-Lantschner-Foundation for environmental protection. He was a beloved figure in Austria, and his passion for skiing and the mountains continued well into his 90s. He passed away peacefully in his sleep on March 19, 2011, at the age of 100.

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Ludwig Hirsch

Ludwig Hirsch (February 28, 1946 Styria-November 24, 2011 Vienna) otherwise known as Hirsch, Ludwig, Lugwig Hirsch or Ludwig Gustav Hirsch was an Austrian actor and musician.

He was known for his unique style of music which mixed elements of cabaret, rock, and blues. Hirsch released his first album "Dunkelgraue Lieder" in 1978, which was followed by a string of successful albums including "Komm grosser schwarzer Vogel", "Bis zum Himmel hoch" and "Haberfeldtreiber".

In addition to his successful music career, Hirsch was also known for his work in film and television. He appeared in a number of Austrian movies, including "Kaisermühlen Blues" and "Himmel oder Hölle". He also had appearances on several popular TV series, such as "Tatort" and "Ein Fall für zwei".

Hirsch was a controversial figure in Austrian music and art, often pushing boundaries with his lyrics and performances. He was known for being critical of Austrian society, particularly its treatment of minorities and marginalized groups. Despite this, Hirsch remained popular with audiences throughout his career, and his music continues to be widely listened to in Austria and beyond.

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Otto Tausig

Otto Tausig (February 13, 1922 Vienna-October 10, 2011 Vienna) a.k.a. Otto Bruno Tausig was an Austrian writer, actor, film director and screenwriter.

He was best known for his work in the Austrian film industry during the 1950s and 1960s. Tausig began his career as a writer, publishing his first novel in 1951. He soon moved into film, writing the script for the 1953 movie "Kronprinz Rudolfs letzte Liebe" ("Crown Prince Rudolf's Last Love"). Tausig later went on to direct several films of his own, including "Jamboree" in 1957 and "Haus ohne Hüter" in 1959. He also had several acting roles, appearing in films such as "Das Lächeln der Gioconda" in 1958 and "Angelika" in 1964. Later in his career, Tausig became involved in theater, directing plays in Vienna and Innsbruck. He continued to write throughout his life, publishing several novels and works of non-fiction. Otto Tausig was married twice and had five children.

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