Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Remembering Werner Pochath

Born Werner Pochlatko on September 29, 1939 in Vienna, Austria. Pochath was a former Austrian youth figure skating champion. He learned acting at the Max-Reinhardt-Seminat in Vienna. He made his acting debut in the stage play “The Courage” in 1959. He then became a screen actor under various pseudonyms such as Werner Pocath,Werner Pochlatka and Paul Werner. His first screen appearance was in a 1959 TV film “Der Besuch der alten Dame” He would go on to make over 70 films and TV appearances but continued returning to the stage. Werner moved to Rome in 1967. During his time in Rome he appeared in five Euro-westerns, “Vengeance”, “The Great Silence” both in 1967, “Sonny and Jed” (1972), “Challenge to White Fang” (1974), and “Thunder Warrior III” (1987). In 1990 he opened a film agency and casting office. He died on April 18, 1993 at the age of 51 from complications of AIDS. Today we remember Werner Pochath on what would have been his 70th birthday.

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