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Heinrich Harrer (1912–2006)

Heinrich Harrer was born on July 6, 1912 in Hüttenberg, Carinthia, Austria. He was a writer and actor, known for Seven Years in Tibet (1997), Seven Years in Tibet (1956) and Magic Graz (1972). He was married to Katharina Haarhaus, Margaretha Truxa and Lotte Wegener. He died on January 7, 2006 in Friesach, Carinthia. See full bio »

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 1997 Seven Years in Tibet (book)
 1956 Seven Years in Tibet (Documentary) (book)
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 1939 Osterskitour in Tirol (Short)
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 1956 Seven Years in Tibet (Documentary)
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 2001 Universum (TV Series documentary)
 1993 Klingendes Österreich (TV Series documentary)
- Weiße Pferde, schwarze Männer (1993) ... Himself
 1984 Heut' abend (TV Series)
- Episode dated 30 March 1984 (1984) ... Himself
 1972 Magic Graz (Documentary short)
 1956 Seven Years in Tibet (Documentary)
 1936 Berlin 1936: Games of the XI Olympiad (TV Mini-Series)
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 2012-2013 Bergwelten (TV Series documentary)
- Eiger - Die Wand der Wände (2012) ... Himself

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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 1 Article | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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He was the first person to climb the difficult North face of the Eiger in the Swiss Alps in 1938 but won world renown after his book "Seven Years in Tibet" was published. Its film version was directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud in 1997. See more »

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