Attila Hörbiger

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Attila Hörbiger (21 April 1896 - 27 April 1987) was an Austrian stage and movie actor.

Hörbiger was born in Budapest, then Austria–Hungary, the son of engineer Hanns Hörbiger and the younger brother of actor Paul Hörbiger. He began his stage career in 1919; he performed at the Raimund Theater in Vienna in 1921; from 1928, he was a member of the Theater in der Josefstadt ensemble under Max Reinhardt; and from 1950, he was a member of the Burgtheater. From 1935 to 1937, and again from 1947 to 1951, Hörbiger took the title role in the performances of Hofmannsthal's Jedermann at the Salzburg Festival. He also acted Rudolf von Habsburg in Grillparzer's König Ottokars Glück und Ende at the great reopening of the Burgtheater on 15 October 1955.

In 1931, Hörbiger starred in Die große Liebe, the first film ever directed by Otto Preminger. He played in several German and Austrian movies, often alongside his wife Paula Wessely whom he had married in 1935. With her, he had three actress daughters, Elisabeth Orth (b. 1936), Christiane Hörbiger (b. 1938) and Maresa Hörbiger (b. 1945). After the Austrian Anschluss, Hörbiger and Wessely starred in the anti-Polish propaganda film Heimkehr ("Homecoming") of 1941. Horbiger was a member of the NSDAP.

Hörbiger appeared in theatre performances until 1985. Two years later he died in Vienna at the age of 91 following a stroke. He is buried at the Grinzing cemetery.

Films[edit]

  • 1929: Nachtlokal
  • 1929: Das Mädchenschiff / Lebende Ware
  • 1929: Die Tat des Andreas Harmer
  • 1930: Das Wolgamädchen
  • 1930: Das Flötenkonzert von Sanssouci
  • 1930: Kaiserliebchen
  • 1930: Der unsterbliche Lump
  • 1931: Die große Liebe
  • 1931: Her Grace Commands
  • 1932: Sensation 202
  • 1932: Lumpenkavaliere
  • 1933: Der Große Trick
  • 1933: The Tunnel
  • 1934: Zwischen Himmel und Erde
  • 1934: Punks kommt aus Amerika
  • 1935: Varieté
  • 1935: Die Liebe des Maharadscha
  • 1935: Das Tagebuch der Geliebten
  • 1936: Mädchenpensionat
  • 1936: Harvest
  • 1937: Premiere
  • 1937: Revolutionshochzeit
  • 1938: Mirror of Life
  • 1938: Fracht von Baltimore
  • 1938: Zwischen Strom und Steppe
  • 1939: Menschen vom Varieté
  • 1939: Grenzfeuer
  • Renate in the Quartet (1939)
  • Woman in the River (1939)
  • 1940: Donauschiffer
  • 1940: Die letzte Runde

Decorations and awards[edit]

This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the German Wikipedia.

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