Austrian movie stars died at 64

Here are 2 famous actresses from Austria died at 64:

Maria Palmer

Maria Palmer (September 5, 1917 Vienna-September 6, 1981 Los Angeles) also known as Maria Pichler or Eliot Parker White was an Austrian actor.

She began her career in Vienna, performing in numerous plays before moving to London in 1937 to pursue her career in acting. Her talent and captivating performances quickly earned her worldwide recognition, and she was praised for her versatility in theatre, radio, film, and television.

In the early 1940s, Palmer moved to the United States and continued to act in film and television. She was known for her roles in popular TV shows such as "The Twilight Zone," "Bewitched," and "Perry Mason." Her most notable film roles include appearances in "The Longest Day" and "The 7th Dawn."

Palmer also had a successful career as a writer and wrote several plays and screenplays, including the acclaimed 1963 film "The Haunting" directed by Robert Wise.

Despite her success, Palmer struggled with alcoholism, which contributed to her declining health and ultimately led to her untimely death at the age of 64. However, her contributions to the entertainment industry and her legacy as a talented actor and writer continue to be celebrated to this day.

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Gerda Maurus

Gerda Maurus (August 25, 1903 Breitenfurt bei Wien-July 31, 1968 Düsseldorf) also known as Gertrud Pfiel was an Austrian actor.

Maurus began her acting career in the silent film era and later gained popularity in the 1930s as a leading lady in German films, particularly in the genre of spy thrillers. She worked with prominent directors such as Fritz Lang and G.W. Pabst, and her notable films include "Spione" (1928), "M" (1931), and "The Testament of Dr. Mabuse" (1933).

After the rise of Nazi Germany, Maurus moved to France and continued her career there, appearing in French films such as "La Grande Illusion" (1937) and "Les Disparus de Saint-Agil" (1938). Maurus was married to the German writer and filmmaker Gustav Machatý until his death in 1963. She retired from acting in the 1940s and spent her later years in Düsseldorf, where she died in 1968.

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