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Attila Hörbiger

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1896 - 1987

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The actor Attila Hörbiger learnt the acting at the acting school in Berlin.
He made his theater debut at the age of 23 at the Wiener Neustadt where he appeared in an operetta in 1919.

The theater was the great passion in Attila Hörbiger's life and he was very successful a the Theater in der Josefstadt and later at the Burgtheater where he was active till the old age.
Although the theater formed his personal centre he also appeared in countless movies during the time.

He had his first film appearance in 1922 for the movie "Sodom und Gomorra", it followed other silent movies in which he often impersonated villains and imperious characters.

With the rise of the talkies his roles became bigger and he impersonated important support roles and leading roles.
To his well-known movies of the 30's belong "Der unsterbliche Lump" (30), "Das Flötenkonzert von Sanssouci" (30), "Der Tunnel" (33), "Zwischen Himmel und Erde" (34), "Varieté" (35), "Ernte" (36), "Mädchenpensionat" (36), "Frau im Strom" (39) and "Grenzfeuer" (39).

He was able to continue his career during wartime and acted in "Die letzte Runde" (40), "Heimkehr" (41), "Alarmstufe V" (41), "Die kluge Marianne" (43) and "Die goldene Fessel" (44).

He continued his theater and film career smoothly after the war. His roles on the stages were form by his personality more than ever and he was also convincing in movies. 
To his most popular post-war movies belong "Am Ende der Welt" (47), "Gottes Engel sind überall" (48), "Maresi" (48), "Der Engel mit der Posaune" (48), "Das vierte Gebot" (50), "Maria Theresia" (51), "Spionage" (55), "Der Meineidbauer" (56) and "Der Edelweisskönig" (57).

His appearances in front of the camera waned from the 60's in favour of the theater. Except few feature movies he acted in TV productions in the next years.
To his last movies belong "Der Unschuldige" (62), "Professor Bernhardi" (62), "Katharina Knie" (64), "Fast ein Poet" (68), "Karl May" (74) and "Die weisse Stadt" (80).

Attila Hörbiger was achieved with many awards during his long-standing career, among others the Bundesverdienstkreuz of the FRG in 1954 and he was the bearer of the Kainz-Medaille and of hte Nestroy ring.

Attila Hörbiger was married with the actress Paula Wessely, their daughters Elisabeth Orth, Maresa Hörbiger and Christiane Hörbiger became also actresses.
His brother Paul Hörbiger belonged to the most popular Austrian actors.
 

Other movies with Attila Hörbiger:
Das Wolgamädchen (30) Ihre Hoheit befiehlt (31) Die grosse Liebe (31) Kaiserliebchen (31) Madame hat Besuch (32) Lumpenkavaliere (32) Sehnsucht (32) Der grosse Trick (33) Blutsbrüder (35) Punks kommt nach Amerika (35) Premiere (36) Marie Bashkirtseff (36) Die Julika (36) Die Liebe des Maharadscha (36) Stimme des Blutes (37) Spiegel des Lebens (38) Das Mädchen mit dem guten Ruf (38) Fracht von Baltimore (38) Menschen vom Varieté (39) Zwischen Strom und Steppe (39) Renate im Quartett (39) Les risque-tout (40) Im Schatten des Berges (40) Donauschiffer (40) Wetterleuchten um Barbara (41) Späte Liebe (43) Freunde (45) Das unsterbliche Antlitz (47) Ulli und Marei (48) Vagabunden der Liebe (49) Cordula (50) Das Wunder einer Stiftsruine (51) Gefangene Seele (52) Der Verschwender (53) Ich und meine Frau (53) Die Hexe (54) Weg in die Vergangenheit (54) Das Mädchen vom Pfarrhof (55) Der Major und die Stiere (55) Liebe, die den Kopf verliert (56) Kronprinz Rudolfs letzte Liebe (56) Kaiserjäger (56) Das weite Land (60) Wir sind noch einmal davongekommen (61) Man nennt es Amore (61) Im Stahlnetz des Dr. Mabuse (61) Wetterleuchten (65) An der schönen blauen Donau (65) Der Alpenkönig und der Menschenfeind (65) Nichts als Erinnerung (74) Rückkehr - die Rückkehr des alten Herrn/Mein seliger Onkel (77)


 
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