Oskar Werner: Great, early photo of this famous Austrian movie star.
Size: 7 x 9.5 inches, very fine condition, scarce.
Oskar Werner (1922 - 1984) was an Austria actor.
Born Oskar Josef Bschliessmayer in Vienna made his film debut in Der Engel mit der Posaune in 1948.
In 1961 he starred in François Truffaut 's Jules et Jim, and became an international star as a result. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor in 1965 for Ship of Fools. Other starring roles were in The Spy Who Came in from the Cold. Fahrenheit 451 and The Shoes of the Fisherman followed. Werner also played the murderer opposite Peter Falk in an episode of the Columbo TV series entitled "Playback" (1975).
Sadly, Exception both his decline as an actor and eventually his death of a heart attack in 1984 were caused by many years of excessive drinking.
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