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Willi Forst (1903–1980)

Willi Forst was born on April 7, 1903 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary as Wilhelm Anton Frohs. He was an actor and director, known for Bel Ami (1939), Operette (1940) and Young Girls of Vienna (1949). He was married to Melanie. He died on August 11, 1980 in Vienna, Austria. See full bio »


(age 77) in Vienna, Austria

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 1955 Die Drei von der Tankstelle (uncredited)
 1955 Ein Mann vergißt die Liebe
Alexander von Barender
 1954 Weg in die Vergangenheit
Clemens Monti
 1954 Bei Dir war es immer so schön
 1951 Miracles Still Happen
Bobby Sanders
 1949 Young Girls of Vienna
Carl Michael Ziehrer
 1944 Ein Blick zurück
Kurzauftritt (uncredited)
 1940 Operette
Franz Jauner
 1939 I Am Sebastian Ott
Sebastian Ott / Ludwig Ott
 1935 Königswalzer
Graf Ferdinand von Tettenbach, sein Neffe
 1935 Mazurka
Extra (as Willy Forst)
 1934 So Ended a Great Love
Franz, Duke of Modena (as Willy Forst)
 1933 Ihre Durchlaucht, die Verkäuferin
Dr. André Lenz
 1933 The Burning Secret
Herr von Haller, Rennfahrer
 1932 The Prince from Arcadien
Der Prinz von Arkadien
 1932 Peter Voss, der Millionendieb
Peter Voß
 1932 A Girl You Don't Forget
Paul Hartwig
 1931 Die lustigen Weiber von Wien
Augustin Tuschinger - Tanzlehrer
 1930 Petit officier... Adieu!
Ullrich Weidenau (as Willy Forst)
 1930 Der Liebling von Wien
Carry Clips, ein Festredner
 1930 The Song Is Ended
Ulrich Weidenau
 1930 Ein Burschenlied aus Heidelberg
Robert Dahlberg
 1930 Sein Liebeslied
Jimmy Bolt, ein unberühmter Jazzsänger
 1930 Zwei Herzen im Dreiviertel-Takt
Vicky Mahler - Librettist
 1930 Dangers of the Engagement
Baron van Geldern
 1929 Die lustigen Vagabunden
Roland, Richter
 1929 Katharina Knie
Dr. Schindler
 1929 Atlantik
 1929 Der Sträfling aus Stambul
 1929 Miss Midshipman
Oberleutnant Mellnitz
 1929 Liebfraumilch
 1928 Die blaue Maus
Rigault, Sekretär
 1928 Ein Tag Film (Short)
 1928 Ein besserer Herr
Solm von Kompaß
 1928 Amor auf Ski
Paul Grumbach, Ellis Vetter
 1927 Die 3 Niemandskinder
Peperl / Erzherzog Franz Ludwig
 1927 Cafe Electric
 1927 Die elf Teufel
Der Lehrer
 1924 Strandgut
 1922 Sodom und Gomorrha
 1920 Der Wegweiser
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Alternate Names:

W. Forst | Willy Forst

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[on his involvement during WW II in making films under the control of the Nazi regime] I never wasted much thought on the kind of films I was making. They came about by themselves, born of my relief at no longer having to "reproduce," and of the growing pressure exerted by the Nazis. My native country [Austria] was occupied by the National Socialists, and my work became a silent protest. ... See more »


Following the annexation of Austria in 1938, he was much courted by the National Socialists but succeeded in avoiding overt political statement, concentrating entirely on the opulent period musical entertainment for which he was famous and which was much in demand during World War II. See more »

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