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Born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary [now Austria]
Died in Munich, Bavaria, Germany  (stroke)
Birth NameKarl Ludwig Josef Maria Schönböck

Mini Bio (1)

Karl Schönböck was born on February 4, 1909 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary as Karl Ludwig Josef Maria Schönböck. He was an actor, known for Titanic (1943), Die Försterchristl (1952) and Peter Voss, der Millionendieb (1946). He was married to Corinna Genest and Herta Saal. He died on March 24, 2001 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.

Spouse (2)

Corinna Genest (1965 - 24 March 2001) (his death)
Herta Saal (? - 13 April 1964) (her death) (1 child)

Trivia (17)

Is buried next to his first wife Herta in the Munich Waldfriedhof.
Had one daughter, Christine (born in 1942).
Was typecasted as womanizer in many stage plays.
After studying one year at the University of Vienna, he joined the Academy of Music and Performing Arts.
Born to Emanuel Schönbock, a Danube steamboat ship captain, and his wife Luise Bogner, he grew up in Vienna.
Son-in-law of Gudrun Genest, who was 5 years younger than him.
Grand-nephew-in-law of Hubert von Meyerinck.
Step-grand-nephew-in-law of Hermann Göring and his wife Emmy Göring.
Adept at fencing and boxing in his youth.
Was awarded a 'Filmband in Gold' in 1985 for Services to German Film.
Often typecast in films as charming, top-hatted, typically Viennese heartthrobs, bon vivants or elegant aristocrats.
Karl Schönböck made his film debut with "Das Mädchen Irene" (1936). Already in this movie he impersonated a Lord - a role type he played in his career over and over again.
The actor Karl Schönböck entered successfully a career as a sportsman in his youth and was second in heavyweight of the boxing newcomer championship in 1926. Later he also won the West German district championship in fencing.
In the following decades after World War II he took part in a multitude of movies, but great variations wasn't granted to him. Besides the movies of the 60's and 70's didn't reach the quality of earlier years and Karl Schönböck acted often - besides few exceptions - in average entertainment movies.
He set the course of his future acting career with the study at the Academy for Music and Performing Arts.
He made his acting debut at the Stadttheater Meissen in 1930, it followed other engagements in Hannover, Salzburg and Berlin.
After the war he first gained a foothold at the theater again before the film industry recovered from the destruction.

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