Kurt Heintel was born on November 24, 1924 in Vienna, Austria. Kurt attended the Art Academy and worked as a cartoonist and illustrator for various newspapers. After drama school in Berlin at Gustaf he made his debut at the Salzburg State Theater under Egon Hilbert. There, he was discovered by Rudolf Steinboeck in a production directed by Bernhard Slaviceks appearing with Annie Rosar and signed him in 1949 to his group at the Theater in der Josefstadt . There he appeared for decades with its impressive presence and his inimitable style, a pillar of the ensemble. In 1993 Heintel was presented with the Doyen Award at a matinee performance on the occasion of a rare triple anniversary: 50 years of stage, 50 years in the Theater in der Josefstadt and his 75th birthday.
Heintel has also appeared in some 20 feature films and numerous television productions where he was particularly successfully in ‘Die liebe Familie’ (1980). Kurt appeared in only one Euro-western 1965’s “Duel at Sundown” in the role of the sheriff.
In 1997 Heintel had to undergo a serious heart operation, 5 years later he died of heart failure on December 10, 2002 in Vienna Austria.
Today we remember Kurt Heintel on what would have been his 90th birthday.