Joseph Egger

Joseph Egger, also known as Josef Egger, (22 February 1889 – 29 August 1966) was an Austrian character actor who appeared in 76 films between 1935 and 1965.

Joseph Egger
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Joseph Egger as the undertaker Piripero in A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
Born(1889-02-22)22 February 1889
Died29 August 1966(1966-08-29) (aged 77)
OccupationActor
Years active1907–1966

BiographyEdit

The 18-year-old Egger started his stage career at the Leoben theatre. During the following decades, he also appeared at the Raimund Theater in Vienna and at the Deutsches Theater in Munich. Besides acting Egger was a well-known music hall comedian, and he was famous for doing "tricks" with his beard. He received his first film offers during the 1930s and specialized on portraying eccentric old men in supporting roles. During the 1950s, he appeared in comedic roles in numerous Austrian Heimatfilms of that era. Internationally, Egger appeared as a character actor in the first two films of the Sergio Leone western "Dollars Trilogy": As the coffin-builder in A Fistful of Dollars (1964) and as the Prophet in his final film appearance For a Few Dollars More (1965).[1]

Personal lifeEdit

Joseph Egger was married and had three sons. He worked as an actor until his death in 1966. He was 77.

Selected filmographyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Joseph Egger". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. 2016. Archived from the original on 7 March 2016.

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