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1. John Banner John Banner Actor, 36 Hours John Banner, who achieved television immortality for his portrayal of the Luftwaffe prison-camp guard Sergeant Schultz in the TV series Hogan's Heroes, was born on January 28, 1910 in Vienna, the capital of what was then the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The 28-year-old Banner, who was Jewish, was forced to abandon his homeland after the 1938 Anschluss (union) between Nazi Germany and Austria...
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, One, Two, Three 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. 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...
5. 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...
6. 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...
7. Marisa Mell Marisa Mell Actress, Danger: Diabolik
8. 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.
9. Werner Krauss Werner Krauss Actor, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
10. 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...
11. Ludwig van Beethoven Ludwig van Beethoven Soundtrack, Django Unchained 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...
12. Ursula Voss Ursula Voss Writer, Othello, der Mohr von Venedig
13. 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...
14. Antonio Vivaldi Antonio Vivaldi Soundtrack, The Intouchables 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.
15. 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...
16. 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...
17. Paul Hörbiger Paul Hörbiger Actor, The Third Man
18. Arthur Schnitzler Arthur Schnitzler Writer, Eyes Wide Shut
19. Helmut Qualtinger Helmut Qualtinger Actor, The Name of the Rose
20. Johann Strauß Johann Strauß Soundtrack, 2001: A Space Odyssey 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...
21. 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...
22. Peter Alexander Peter Alexander Actor, Hurrah, the School Is Burning To paraphrase the Beatles, one could say that, like Michelle and Ma Belle, Peter Alexander and Music are words that go together well, for the Austrian entertainer (musician, singer and actor) was associated with music from cradle to tomb. Born in Vienna in 1926, the son of a banker and his wife, Peter...
23. Bennie E. Dobbins Bennie E. Dobbins Stunts, Star Trek
24. Heinz Reincke Heinz Reincke Actor, The Bridge at Remagen
25. David Cameron David Cameron Actor, Suddenly, Last Summer
26. Hugo Haas Hugo Haas Actor, Pickup A portly, somewhat grubby and bohemian-looking character star, Hugo Haas was one of the most celebrated Czech actors back in the 30s, a comic star who only grew in stature as he delved creatively into writing, directing and producing. The Nazi invasion forced him to leave his beloved country and come to the United States...
27. Joseph Haydn Joseph Haydn Soundtrack, Catch Me If You Can Haydn had a hard childhood: at six years old he had to work as a boy singer in a choir and after his voice broke he had to earn his money by playing dance music and serving as a butler. Becoming famous for his compositions Haydn was employed as "Kapellmeister" by Fuerst Esterhazy in Eisenstadt in 1761...
28. Hans Moser Hans Moser Actor, Der Herr im Haus
29. Karlheinz Hackl Karlheinz Hackl Actor, The Wall
30. György Ligeti György Ligeti Soundtrack, Shutter Island 1941-43 he began his study of composition under Ferenc Farkas; 1945-49 he continued at the Budapest Music Academy under the same teacher and Sándor Veress. 1950-56 he was lecturer in Harmony and Counterpoint at the Academy at Budapest. Left Hungary toward the end of 1956. 1957-59 freelance work at the Studio for electronic music of the West German Radio (WDR) in Cologne...
31. Theo Lingen Theo Lingen Actor, M
32. Antonio Salieri Antonio Salieri Soundtrack, Iron Man Antonio Salieri was born in 1750 into a prosperous Italian family of merchants. He studied harpsichord and violin from an early age, and after the death of his parents, continued his music studies in Venice. His talent was noticed by Viennise composer Florian Grassman, who invited him to Vienna, where Salieri remained for the rest of his life...
33. Peter Vogel Peter Vogel Actor, Valentin Katajews chirurgische Eingriffe in das Seelenleben des Dr. Igor Igorowitsch
34. Leopoldine Konstantin Leopoldine Konstantin Actress, Notorious
35. Gert Voss Gert Voss Actor, Der Kopf des Mohren
36. Anton Karas Anton Karas Soundtrack, xXx Anton Karas was a mere entertainer in an Heurige (Viennese Wine Bar), but Carol Reed selected him as the musical director of "The Third Man" (1949). He was invited to London and lived with Reed. Reed treated him very well, but Karas was in a slump - then suddenly Reed rushed into Karas' room, and lay at full length on the floor...
37. Hedwig Bleibtreu Hedwig Bleibtreu Actress, The Third Man
38. Immy Schell Immy Schell Actress, Kassbach - Ein Portrait
39. Paul Richter Paul Richter Actor, Siegfried
40. Gustav Diessl Gustav Diessl Actor, The Testament of Dr. Mabuse Gustav Diessl was an Austrian artist, film and stage actor. He studied art, painting and sculpture in Vienna. From 1921 he worked in Berlin as an actor for G.W. Pabst in his silent film, "Abgründe" (1928). In 1929 he played in White Hell of Pitz Palu ("The White Hell of Pitz Palu"). After that he became famous in USA...
41. Rudolf Prack Rudolf Prack Actor, Ein Herz schlägt für dich Handsome matinée idol and star of post-war German film, Viennese-born Rudolf Prack was afforded the singular contractual distinction (though somewhat to his detriment) of being never permitted to act in a villainous part - lest his popularity with the female audience be diminished. The son of a postal worker who died in 1922...
42. Annie Rosar Annie Rosar Actress, The Golden City
43. Fred Liewehr Fred Liewehr Actor, Marika
44. Helene Thimig Helene Thimig Actress, Isle of the Dead
45. Fritz Muliar Fritz Muliar Actor, Biedermann und die Brandstifter After his education at the Vienna Conservatory he got his first engagement at Stella Kadmons cabaret in 1937. Little time later he was engaged at the 'Theater an der Josefstadt', where he became one of Austria's most popular artists and where he is still acting and directing in various productions.
46. Karin Brandauer Karin Brandauer Director, Verkaufte Heimat - Teil 2 - Leb' wohl, du mein Südtirol
47. Rose Renée Roth Rose Renée Roth Actress, Ödipussi
48. Inge Konradi Inge Konradi Actress, O Palmenbaum
49. Franz Antel Franz Antel Director, Der Bockerer
50. W.H. Auden W.H. Auden Writer, Night Mail Author, poet and composer, educated at Oxford University, and a US citizen in 1946. He co-authored the verse plays: "The Dog Beneath the Skin", "The Ascent of F6", and "On the Frontier". His poetry volumes include: "Double Man". "The Shield of Achilles" (National Book Award), "For the Time Being"' "Collected Shorter Poems"...
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