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.

6 comments:

  1. thanks for the bit tom
    i'll raise a glass with my dinner - "to the coffin maker"

    stevew

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  2. The railroads! R.I.P. 120 yrs earth time...time flies! Nice site Tom! miss ya @ LVC Board tho, don't be a stranger and neither will we! :-) Valerie

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  3. Sorry Valerie but I won't be back on the LVC board as I've suffered two computer crashes because of a similar board on the same system. I was alerted that the LVC also now has a virus lurking so I can't afford to try it.

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  4. There's a great clip on the Stracult 'Spag West' episode of Egger joking around in the background during an interview with producer Alvaro Mancori for some vintage Italian tv show/newsreel.

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