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Date of Birth 18 September 1883Vienna, Austria-Hungary [now Austria]
Date of Death 25 February 1971Vienna, Austria

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Anton Edthofer was born on September 18, 1883 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary. He was an actor, known for The Unexcused Hour (1937), Pension Groonen (1925) and Gespenster (1918). He was married to Helene Thimig. He died on February 25, 1971 in Vienna, Austria.

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Helene Thimig (July 1948 - 21 February 1971) (his death)

Trivia (6)

Leading actor of the Viennese stage (from 1904), in films from 1912. From 1929, ensemble member of the Theater in der Josefstadt. Noted for roles in classic plays by Shakespeare, Shaw, Gorky, Hauptmann and Schiller. Played key roles on screen, especially during the 1920's under the direction of Murnau, Lang or Wiene. In sound films, acclaimed as Colonel Pickering in Pygmalion (1935), opposite Jenny Jugo and Gustaf Gründgens.
The actor Anton Edthofer belonged to the great actors of the Viennese theater who played successfully in modern as well as classic plays.
Anton Edthofer was normally engaged in bigger support roles in the talkies of the 30's. After the war however, he only appeared in few more movies, among them "Der Engel mit der Posaune" (1948) and "Wiener Mädeln" (1949), but his theater career lasted till brief to his death.
At the beginning of the 20's he became a very busy actor both in Berlin and Vienna.
To his numerous awards belong the Max Reinhardt-Ring which he got as the first actor at all as well as the Josef Kainz medal in 1960.
He made his theater debut in 1904 at the Intimes Theater in Munich, only two years later he gained a foothold in his hometown Vienna.

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