Sunday, February 22, 2009
Remebering Josef Egger
Actor Josef Egger was born on February 22, 1889 in Donawitz, Austria-Hungary. He started his show business career as a comedian in the Austrian music halls and was known for doing tricks with his beard. Egger was active in films from1935 and even appeared on the operatic stage in 1945’s “Der Fledermaus”. He died in Gablitz, Austria on August 22, 1966. Although he had already died by the time “Fistful of Dollars” was released in the U.S.A. he still made a lasting impressions in both “ A Fistful of Dollars” (1964) as Piripero the coffin maker, and “For a Few Dollars More” (1965) as the old prophet. We remember Josef Egger on what would have been his 120th birthday.