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September 23, 1938
Eisenstadt, Burgenland, Austria
|Died||December 3, 2004
Maria Perschy (September 23, 1938 – December 3, 2004) was an Austrian actress.
After completing her education, she moved to Germany for more training, leading to a movie career. Her first major success came with Nasser Asphalt where she played together with Horst Buchholz. Her acting career would eventually take her — by way of France, Italy, and Great Britain — to Hollywood. Perschy played in a number of American films, her most notable roles being in the 1962 biopic Freud and the 1964 Rock Hudson comedy, Man's Favorite Sport?. Perschy's career in America eventually declined and by the late 1970s her only US appearances were brief roles in TV shows such as Hawaii Five-O and General Hospital.
While shooting in Spain in 1971, Perschy suffered a burn injury from an accident that required several operations before she could resume her career. Perschy returned to her native Austria in 1985 and continued to perform in a series of plays and TV series.
On 3 December 2004, Perschy died of cancer in Vienna.
- Call Girls (1957)
- Nasser Asphalt (1958)
- Natürlich die Autofahrer (1959)
- Il moralista (1959)
- Freud (1962)
- The Password Is Courage (1962)
- 633 Squadron (1964)
- Man's Favorite Sport? (1964)
- Secret of the Sphinx (1964)
- Kiss Kiss Kill Kill (film) (1965)
- Five Golden Dragons (1967)
- Los Ojos Azules de la Muneca Rota (1973)
- Murders in the Rue Morgue (1971)
- This article incorporates text translated from the corresponding article in the German Wikipedia, retrieved April 18, 2005.