Austrian movie actors deceased in Alzheimer's disease

Here are 2 famous actors from Austria died in Alzheimer's disease:

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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Karlheinz Böhm

Karlheinz Böhm (March 16, 1928 Darmstadt-May 29, 2014 Grödig) also known as Karlheinz Bohm, Carl Boehm, Karl Boehm, Carl Heinz, Carl-Heinz, Karl Böhm, Carl Böhm, Carl Heinz Boehm, Carl-Heinz Boehm, Carl Bohm, Karl Heinz Böhm or Karl-Heinz Böhm was an Austrian actor and voice actor. He had seven children, Katharina Böhm, Nicolas Böhm, Aida Böhm, Kristina Böhm, Sissi Bohm, Michael Bohm and Daniela Böhm.

Böhm was born in Darmstadt, Germany, but his family moved to Graz, Austria when he was a child. He began his career as an actor on stage in Vienna, and later transitioned to film in the 1950s. He is best known for his roles in the films "Peeping Tom" (1960) and "The Sound of Music" (1965). He also appeared in numerous German and Austrian television shows throughout his career.

In addition to his acting career, Böhm was also an advocate for social issues, particularly in Ethiopia, where he founded the charity Menschen für Menschen (People for People) in 1981. The organization has since built schools, medical clinics, and water supply systems in the country. Böhm received numerous awards and honors for his charity work, including the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2007.

Böhm retired from acting in 1999 and spent his later years working with his charity and spending time with his family. He passed away in 2014 at the age of 86 in Grödig, Austria.

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