Kurt Heintel

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Kurt Heintel (born November 24, 1924 in Vienna ; † December 10, 2002 there ) was an Austrian theater and film actor.


Before he decided to act, he attended the art academy and worked as a draftsman and illustrator for various newspapers. After attending drama school in Berlin with Gustaf Gründgens , he made his debut at the Salzburg State Theater under Egon Hilbert . Rudolf Steinboeck discovered him there in a production of Bernhard Slavicek's Kuckucksei at Annie Rosar's side and brought him to the Theater in der Josefstadt in 1949 , where he was a member of the ensemble for several decades. The house awarded its doyen honorary membership in 1993 and celebrated a rare triple anniversary in a matinee with Heintel in 1999: 50 years of the stage, 50 years of theater in der Josefstadt and a 75th birthday.

In Salzburger Jedermann , Heintel was the “Mammon” under Ernst Haeusserman , the “Good Companion” under Leopold Lindtberg and “Death” under Gottfried Reinhardt , in Bregenz he played in Lessing's Nathan the Wise and Hofmannsthal's The Difficult . He also worked in around 20 feature films and numerous television productions (particularly successful in Die liebe Familie ).

In 1997, Heintel had to undergo severe heart surgery, and five years later he died of heart failure. His honorary grave is in the Döblinger Friedhof in Vienna (group MO, number 71).


Filmography (selection)

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  1. List of winners of the Medal of Honor for Services to the Republic of Austria . Retrieved December 14, 2014.