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Franz Glawatsch

Franz Glawatsch
Foto: Ludwig Gutmann (1869-1943)

1871 - 1928

The actor Franz Glawatsch was a successful stage actor and singer at the turn of the century and he appeared at different German-speaking theaters, among them at the Theater an der Wien where he belonged to the ensemble from 1903 to 1916. 

His performances soon led hi through whole Europe and he was especially successful as a comedian in vocal roles. To his most popular theater performances belong the world premiere of "Die lustige Witwe" and "Dreimäderlhaus". 

He already realised his first and only movie as a director called "Der fidele Bauer" (08).

From 1918 he also appeared in movies sporadically. To these silent movies belong "Aus dem Tagebuch eines Lausdirndls" (18), "Das Kind meines Nächsten" (18) and "Er amüsiert sich" (18).

He was often engaged for native and jovial characters and he continued his film career successfully in the 20s with "Wien, du Stadt der Lieder" (23), "Der junge Medardus" (23) and "Schützenliesel" (26).

Franz Glawatsch already died in 1928 at the age of 57 and this circumstance avoided a promising film career in the sound film era of the 30s. 

Other movies with Franz Glawatsch:
Wer zuletzt lacht (18) Carl Michael Ziehrer, der letzte Walzerkönig (22) Der Rastelbinder (26)