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1. John Banner John Banner Actor, Hogan's Heroes John Banner, who achieved television immortality for his portrayal of the Luftwaffe POW camp guard Sergeant Schultz in the TV series Hogan's Heroes. He was born on January 28, 1910 in Vienna. Vienna was the capital of what was then the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The 28-year-old Banner, who was Jewish...
2. Curd Jürgens Curd Jürgens Actor, The Spy Who Loved Me Curd Jürgens (commonly billed as "Curt Jurgens" in anglophone countries) was one of the most successful European film actors of the 20th Century. He was born Curd Gustav Andreas Gottlieb Franz Jürgens on December 13, 1915, in Solln, Bavaria, in Hohenzollern Imperial Germany, a subject of Kaiser Wilhelm II...
3. Leon Askin Leon Askin Actor, Hogan's Heroes As a nine year-old boy, Leon Askin recited a 17-stanza eulogy for Emperor Franz Josef in front of the city hall in Vienna's 9th District. Little did the son of a salesman know then that he would one day be the student of Max Reinhardt and Louise Dumont, and discover Jura Soyfer while directing the political cabaret "ABC"...
4. Marisa Mell Marisa Mell Actress, Danger: Diabolik
5. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Soundtrack, The King's Speech Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart grew up in Salzburg under the regulation of his strict father Leopold who also was a famous composer of his time. His abilities in music were obvious even when Mozart was still young so that in 1762 at the age of six, his father took him with his elder sister on a concert tour to Munich and Vienna and a second one from 1763-66 through the south of Germany...
6. Ludwig van Beethoven Ludwig van Beethoven Soundtrack, Dead Poets Society Beethoven was the child of a Flamian musician family and became a member of the electoral orchestra of Bonn in 1783. In 1787 he studied at Mozart's in Vienna and in 1792 he moved all to Vienna becoming a student of Joseph Haydn. The Vienna High Society loved him as a piano player as well as as composer...
7. Ulla Jacobsson Ulla Jacobsson Actress, Zulu Ulla Jacobsson was an International Swedish Actress and became world-famous with the film One Summer of Happiness (English title: "One Summer of Happiness", German title: "Sie tanzte nur einen Sommer") and Smiles of a Summer Night ("Smiles of a Summer Night"), which Zarah Leander made as a musical in Vienna and also the Swedish version in Stockholm...
8. Maria Perschy Maria Perschy Actress, General Hospital Gorgeous and appealing brunette knockout Herta-Maria Perschy was born on September 23, 1938, in Eisenstadt, Burgenland, Austria. Maria moved to Vienna at age 17 to study acting at the prestigious Max Reinhardt Seminar. After finishing her education in Vienna, Perschy moved to Germany for further training and began her career acting in German comedies in the mid-'50s (her teacher...
9. Turhan Bey Turhan Bey Actor, The Amazing Mr. X Popular leading man in 1940's Hollywood who, with his suave demeanor, exotically handsome looks and well-modulated voice, was first called upon to portray mysterious or villainous characters. Soon he would be teamed with other "exotics" (e.g. Maria Montez and Sabu) in a series of escapist adventures...
10. Ady Berber Ady Berber Actor, Carnival Story
11. Gilbert Price Gilbert Price Self, The 32nd Annual Tony Awards
12. Hugo Haas Hugo Haas Actor, Pickup After opposing, then ultimately fleeing the Nazis during the 1930s, Czech actor/director Hugo Haas was one of the European émigrés who invigorated Hollywood filmmaking during the postwar decades, making a name for himself as a character actor and acting teacher, but ultimately failing in his goal to re-establish his career as a major director in America...
13. Werner Krauss Werner Krauss Actor, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
14. Sieghardt Rupp Sieghardt Rupp Actor, A Fistful of Dollars
15. Georg Wilhelm Pabst Georg Wilhelm Pabst Director, Pandora's Box Georg Wilhelm Pabst is considered by many to be the greatest director of German cinema, in his era. He was especially appreciated by actors and actresses for the humane way in which he treated them. This was in contrast to some of his contemporaries, such as Arnold Fanck, who have been characterized as martinets.
16. Antonio Vivaldi Antonio Vivaldi Soundtrack, The Grand Budapest Hotel Being the son of a violinist Vivaldi started playing the violin himself early in his life. In 1703 he became priest and in 1716 the director of a conservatory of the church in Venice. Being a famous violinist he gave concerts all over Europe also composing a lot of violin concerts and other string works. There is not much information about his life only that he died in poverty in Vienna.
17. Charles Vidor Charles Vidor Director, Gilda Hungarian-born Karoly Vidor spent the First World War as a lieutenant in the Austro-Hungarian infantry. Following the armistice, he made his way to Berlin and worked for the German film company Ufa, as editor and assistant director. In 1924, he emigrated to the U.S. and, for several years, earned his living as a singer in Broadway choruses and (at one time) with a Wagnerian troupe...
18. Johann Strauss Johann Strauss Soundtrack, The Grand Budapest Hotel Johann Strauss (or Johann Strauss son), one of Austrian music's most famous names who studied music secretly against his father's will, later became the leader of his father's band and the indisputable "waltz king"; his waltz 'On the Beautiful Blue Danube', is the main theme in Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey...
19. Gerhard Bronner Gerhard Bronner Composer, Rosen für Marina
20. Ernst Hausman Ernst Hausman Actor, Address Unknown
21. Helmut Qualtinger Helmut Qualtinger Actor, The Name of the Rose
22. Franz Schubert Franz Schubert Soundtrack, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Schubert was musically educated at the "Hofkapelle" in Vienna where he sang as a boy but then had to quit in order to help his father at school. Four years later, he became an independent composer and was destined to live in poverty from then onwards. Having an introverted personality, Schubert played his songs mostly amongst a couple of friends who shared his romantic passion...
23. Ludwig Minkus Ludwig Minkus Soundtrack, Center Stage
24. Jim Brown Jim Brown Camera and Electrical Department, Rocky II
25. Heinz Reincke Heinz Reincke Actor, Der Landarzt
26. Bennie E. Dobbins Bennie E. Dobbins Stunts, Star Trek
27. Peter Vogel Peter Vogel Actor, Valentin Katajews chirurgische Eingriffe in das Seelenleben des Dr. Igor Igorowitsch
28. Hans Moser Hans Moser Actor, Hallo Dienstmann
29. Emperor Franz Josef Emperor Franz Josef Self, Kaiser Wilhelm, of Germany, and Emperor Franz Josef, of Austria
30. Johannes Brahms Johannes Brahms Soundtrack, The Truman Show German Romantic composer Johannes Brahms was born in Hamburg in 1833 and died in Vienna, Austria in 1897. A perfectionist, he often compared himself unfavorably to composers such as Beethoven and ended up destroying many compositions without their ever being heard. While basically conservative, he showed musical growth throughout his four symphonies and occasionally borrowed wilder folk themes...
31. Arthur Schnitzler Arthur Schnitzler Writer, Eyes Wide Shut
32. Paul Hörbiger Paul Hörbiger Actor, The Third Man
33. Elfi König Elfi König Actress, Warum Neger schwarz?
34. Johannes Brandt Johannes Brandt Writer, She, or Nobody
35. Leopoldine Konstantin Leopoldine Konstantin Actress, Notorious
36. Mary Martlew Mary Martlew Actress, Anna Karenina
37. Károly Kurzmayer Károly Kurzmayer Cinematographer, Unsterblicher Mozart
38. Franz Antel Franz Antel Director, Der Bockerer
39. Walter Davy Walter Davy Director, Spaghetti Born 20 December 1924 in Vienna, Davy studied at the Max Reinhardt Seminar. In 1948, he became assistant director at the Vienna Burgtheater and worked as a producer at the radio station Rot-Weiss-Rot from 1950 to 1955. Subsequently, he worked as a director at the Vienna Burgtheater and Akademietheater and produced several cultural documentaries for the Austria Wochenschau...
40. Gert Voss Gert Voss Actor, Im Labyrinth des Schweigens
41. Karl Hartl Karl Hartl Director, The Life and Loves of Mozart
42. Annie Rosar Annie Rosar Actress, Die goldene Stadt
43. Carlo Böhm Carlo Böhm Actor, Tohuwabohu
44. Käthe Gold Käthe Gold Actress, The Sins of Rose Bernd
45. Franz Balluck Franz Balluck Actor, The Wizard of Oz
46. Gustav Mahler Gustav Mahler Soundtrack, Shutter Island Gustav Mahler is largely considered one of the most talented symphonic composers of the late 19th Century and early 20th Century. His musical output comprised mainly of symphonic and song cycles requiring mammoth orchestras and often choruses. Sadly, Mahler never experienced popularity as a composer during his lifetime...
47. Elisabeth Neumann-Viertel Elisabeth Neumann-Viertel Actress, Cabaret
48. Walter Richter Walter Richter Actor, Tatort
49. Josefine Balluck Josefine Balluck Actress, The Wizard of Oz
50. Hermann Erhardt Hermann Erhardt Actor, Wer die Heimat liebt
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