Austrian music stars deceased in Cancer

Here are 9 famous musicians from Austria died in Cancer:

Maria Cebotari

Maria Cebotari (February 10, 1910 Chișinău-June 9, 1949 Vienna) also known as Maria Cebotaru was an Austrian singer, actor and opera singer.

Born in Chișinău, Cebotari began her career as an actress in Romania before moving to Vienna to study singing. She quickly gained recognition for her powerful vocals and dynamic stage presence, becoming a celebrated performer in both opera and operetta. Cebotari also appeared in several films, including the 1940 musical "Herz ohne Heimat" and the 1948 drama "Der Engel mit der Posaune." Tragically, her life was cut short when she died of cancer at the age of 39. Despite her brief career, Cebotari remains a beloved figure in the world of classical music and is remembered for her exceptional talent and charisma.

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Lotte Lenya

Lotte Lenya (October 18, 1898 Vienna-November 27, 1981 New York City) also known as Lotte Lenye, Lotte Lenja or Karoline Wilhelmine Charlotte Blamauer was an Austrian actor and singer.

Her albums include Kurt Weill: Berlin & American Theater Songs, Happy End (2006 original A.C.T. cast), Surabaya-Johnny / Bilbao-Song, Die Dreigroschenoper (Sender Freies Berlin), Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny (Norddeutscher Radio-Chor & Orchester feat. conductor: Wilhelm Brükner-Rüggeberg), Lotte Lenya / Kurt Weill, The Threepenny Opera (Die Dreigroschenoper) and .

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Ray Martin

Ray Martin (October 11, 1918 Vienna-February 7, 1988 Johannesburg) otherwise known as Kurt Kohn, Marshall Ross, Raymond Stuart Martin or Martin, Ray was an Austrian conductor, composer and music director.

His discography includes: The Sound of Sight and In the Ray Martin Manner.

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Lolita (January 17, 1931 St Pölten-June 30, 2010 Salzburg) also known as Ditta Zusa Einzinger, Edith Zuser, Edith Einzinger or Ditta Zusa was an Austrian singer and actor.

Her most recognized albums: Weihnachten in den Bergen, Ihre größten Erfolge and Herzlichst. Genres she performed include Schlager music and Folk music.

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Walter Reisch

Walter Reisch (May 23, 1903 Vienna-March 28, 1983 Los Angeles) also known as Walter Fleisch was an Austrian film director, screenwriter, writer, lyricist and film producer.

He began his career in the 1920s in Austria, working as a journalist and writing plays. Reisch later moved to Hollywood in 1933, where he worked on numerous films as a screenwriter, including the famous musicals "The Great Waltz" and "The Merry Widow". He also directed several films, such as "All of Me" and "Port Afrique". In addition, Reisch wrote the lyrics for the popular song "The Last Time I Saw Paris" which was composed by Jerome Kern for the film "Lady Be Good". Despite being a successful and prolific writer/director, Reisch is perhaps best remembered for his role in rescuing Jewish refugees during World War II, using his connections in the film industry to secure visas and employment for those in need.

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Leo Fall

Leo Fall (February 2, 1873 Olomouc-September 16, 1925 Vienna) otherwise known as Fall, Leo was an Austrian composer.

His most important albums: .

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Theo Lingen

Theo Lingen (June 10, 1903 Hanover-November 10, 1978 Vienna) also known as Lingen, Theo or Franz Theodor Schmitz was an Austrian actor, film director, screenwriter and musician. He had one child, Ursula Lingen.

His most important albums: Der Theodor im Fussballtor.

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Willi Forst

Willi Forst (April 7, 1903 Vienna-August 11, 1980 Vienna) otherwise known as Forst, Willi, Willy Forst, Wilhelm Anton Frohs or W. Forst was an Austrian singer, film director, actor, film producer and screenwriter.

Born Wilhelm Anton Frohs in Vienna, Willi Forst studied at the Vienna Academy of Music and Performing Arts. He began his career as a singer but soon became interested in acting and directing. Forst appeared in many Austrian and German films in the 1920s and 1930s, often playing romantic leads. In 1933, he directed his first film, "Maskerade," which was a huge success and paved the way for a long and illustrious career behind the camera.

Forst produced and directed some of Austria's most popular and successful films, including "Die Fledermaus" (The Bat), "Wiener Blut" (Viennese Blood), and "Ich liebe alle Frauen" (I Love All Women). He also wrote many of his own screenplays and was known for his attention to detail and his ability to direct actors.

Despite his success, Forst's career took a hit after World War II, when he was accused of having collaborated with the Nazi regime. He was eventually cleared of these charges, but his reputation suffered, and he was never able to regain his former level of success.

In addition to his work in film, Forst also continued to perform as a singer and recorded several albums throughout his career. He died in Vienna in 1980 at the age of 77. Today, Willi Forst is remembered as one of Austria's most important and influential filmmakers.

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Hertha Feiler

Hertha Feiler (August 3, 1916 Vienna-November 1, 1970 Munich) was an Austrian actor. She had one child, Peter Rühmann.

Feiler began her acting career in Austria in the 1930s before moving to Berlin, where she appeared in several films for UFA studios. She gained popularity for her roles in romantic comedies and musical films, often playing the love interest of notable actors such as Hans Moser and Heinz Rühmann.

During World War II, Feiler continued acting in German films, including propaganda films. After the war, she returned to Vienna and continued her career in Austria and Germany.

Feiler was married to actor Heinz Rühmann from 1942 until his death in 1994. They had one son, Peter, who also became an actor.

Feiler died in 1970 at the age of 54 from cancer.

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