Here are 2 famous actors from West Germany died in 1976:
Friedrich Hollaender (October 18, 1896 London-January 18, 1976 Munich) a.k.a. Frederick Hollander, Friedrich Holländer or Frederik Hollander was a West German film score composer, composer, film director, actor, writer and author. He had two children, Melody Hollaender and Philine Hollaender.
Hollaender is best known for his work in the German film industry during the Weimar Republic era. He composed music for over 300 films, including the iconic "Falling in Love Again" made famous by Marlene Dietrich. Hollaender was himself a multifaceted artist, appearing in front of the camera as an actor and also working behind the scenes as a director and writer. After fleeing Nazi Germany in 1933, he settled in Hollywood and continued to work in the film industry there. Later in his career, Hollaender returned to Germany and became involved in the cabaret scene in Munich. He was a recipient of the Order of Merit of Berlin and the Order of Merit of Bavaria, among other honors. Hollaender passed away in Munich in 1976 at the age of 79.
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Victor Tourjansky (March 4, 1891 Kiev-August 13, 1976 Munich) a.k.a. Viktor Tourjansky, Viatcheslav Tourjansky, Arnaldo Genoino, Viktor von Tourjansky, Tourjansky, Tourjanski, Vyacheslav Turzhansky, V. Turzhansky, Vyacheslav Tourjansky, W. Tourjansky, Viktor Turzhansky, V. Tourjansky, Victor Tourjanski or Vyacheslav Konstantinovich Turzhanskiy was a West German film director, screenwriter and actor.
Tourjansky began his career in the film industry in Russia, working as an assistant director in the early 1910s. He emigrated to France in the 1920s and started directing films there as well. Tourjansky made several successful films in France before moving to Germany in the 1930s to escape the rise of Nazism.
In Germany, Tourjansky directed a number of films and became known for his work in musicals, often collaborating with the composer Franz Grothe. Despite the political climate, Tourjansky continued to work in Germany until the end of World War II.
After the war, Tourjansky moved to Italy and directed films there for several years. He eventually settled in Munich, where he continued to work in the film industry until his death in 1976. Tourjansky directed over 50 films in his career and is remembered as a versatile and talented filmmaker.
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