Austrian movie actors deceased in Leukemia

Here are 3 famous actors from Austria died in Leukemia:

Fritz Kortner

Fritz Kortner (May 12, 1892 Vienna-July 22, 1970 Munich) also known as Fritz Nathan Kohn was an Austrian actor, theatre director, film director and screenwriter.

Kortner is considered one of the most outstanding actors and directors of the German-speaking theater scene. He began his acting career at a young age and quickly rose to stardom in Vienna and Berlin. He became famous for his performances in plays by influential writers such as Georg Büchner, Frank Wedekind and Bertolt Brecht.

In 1926, Kortner made his directorial debut with a play by Anton Chekhov and went on to direct numerous plays in Germany and Austria. He also directed films, the most famous of which is the German expressionist masterpiece "Der letzte Mann" (The Last Laugh) starring Emil Jannings.

Kortner was a political activist and outspoken opponent of the Nazi regime. He was threatened by the Nazis and eventually fled Germany in 1933, living in various countries before settling in Hollywood. In 1949, Kortner returned to Germany and resumed his career in the theater and film industry.

Throughout his career, Kortner received numerous awards for his contributions to the arts, including the Federal Cross of Merit, the highest civilian award in Germany. He died in Munich in 1970 at the age of 78.

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Ludwig Donath

Ludwig Donath (March 6, 1900 Vienna-September 29, 1967 New York City) a.k.a. Louis Donath was an Austrian actor.

He began his acting career in Vienna in the 1920s and later became a well-known stage actor in Berlin. Donath's film career began in 1931 and he acted in over 50 films, including the classic film "Judgment at Nuremberg". After fleeing Nazi Germany, he settled in the United States in 1939 and continued acting on Broadway and in Hollywood. Donath became known for his naturalistic acting style and was highly respected in the industry for his talent. He also worked as a drama coach for many actors in New York City. Donath died in 1967 at the age of 67 in New York City.

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Viktor Staal

Viktor Staal (February 17, 1909 Baja-June 4, 1982 Munich) also known as Victor Staal or Rudolf Viktor Stiaßny was an Austrian actor.

He began his acting career in 1934 at the Vienna Burgtheater and achieved great success performing on stage. Staal was also known for his film work, appearing in movies such as "The Devil's General" (1955) and "The Captain from Köpenick" (1956). He often played characters with an aristocratic air and was highly regarded for his versatility as an actor. In addition to his work on stage and in film, Staal was also a successful television actor, appearing in popular German programs such as "Tatort" and "Der Kommissar." He continued to act until his death in 1982 at the age of 73.

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