Austrian movie stars died in 1959

Here are 1 famous actresses from Austria died in 1959:

Irene Seidner

Irene Seidner (December 10, 1880 Vienna-November 17, 1959 Los Angeles) was an Austrian actor.

She was born to a Jewish family in Vienna in 1880 and began her career in theater in Germany in the early 1900s. She later moved to the United States and appeared in numerous films during the silent era.

Some of her notable roles include playing the mother of Rudolph Valentino's character in the 1926 film "The Son of the Sheik" and the mother of Greta Garbo's character in the 1927 film "Love." Seidner continued to act in films throughout the 1930s and 1940s, often playing supporting roles and character parts.

In addition to her acting career, Seidner was a dedicated community leader and served as the president of the Women's Auxiliary of the Jewish Home for the Aged in Los Angeles. She passed away in 1959 at the age of 78.

Seidner's career spanned over three decades and she appeared in more than 70 films. She was known for her ability to play a wide range of character types, from nurturing mothers to cunning villains. Seidner also played roles in several early sound films, including "The Texan" (1930) and "The Phantom Creeps" (1939).

Despite her success in film, Seidner remained committed to giving back to her community. She was actively involved in several charitable organizations and was a prominent fundraiser for Jewish causes. She was also a dedicated supporter of the arts and was involved in the Los Angeles theater scene.

Seidner's contributions to the film industry were recognized in 1960 when she was posthumously awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Her legacy as both an actress and community leader continues to be remembered and celebrated.

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