Austrian movie stars died in 1974

Here are 2 famous actresses from Austria died in 1974:

Leontine Sagan

Leontine Sagan (February 13, 1889 Budapest-May 20, 1974 Pretoria) a.k.a. Leontine Schlesinger was an Austrian film director, theatre director and actor.

She is best known for her work directing the groundbreaking 1931 film "M├Ądchen in Uniform" (Girls in Uniform), which explored lesbian themes and was a critical and commercial success. Despite being Jewish, she continued to work in Germany until the rise of the Nazi party in the early 1930s, at which point she left for Austria, only to be forced to flee again to South Africa during World War II. Sagan continued to work in theatre and film throughout her life, including founding a theatre company in Cape Town. She is remembered as a pioneering filmmaker ahead of her time, and an important figure in LGBTQ+ cinema history.

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Helene Thimig

Helene Thimig (June 5, 1889 Vienna-November 7, 1974 Vienna) also known as Helene Timig-Reinhardt, Helen Thimig, Helene Thimig-Reinhardt, Helena Thimig, Helene Ottilie Thimig or Helene Werner was an Austrian actor. She had one child, Gottfried Reinhardt.

Born into an acting family, Helene Thimig followed in the footsteps of her parents and siblings to become a successful actor. She began her career on stage and later transitioned to film, where she appeared in over 30 films throughout her career. In addition to her work in film, Thimig also worked in television and radio. She was well-known for her roles in plays by Shakespeare, as well as for her portrayal of strong female characters. Thimig was married to Max Reinhardt, a renowned theater director and producer. Together they collaborated on several productions and established the Salzburg Festival. Thimig continued to act and teach until her final days in Vienna.

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