b. Linz (Upper Austria), Nov. 30, 1907, d. Klosterneuburg (Lower Austria), Dec. 31, 1995, actor, director, author, graduated from the Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, performed at theatres in Germany and Austria, as well as in the revue theatre Augustin, Lieber" in Vienna; wrote over 30 theatrical works, numerous films and more than 200 television screenplays; main character in various TV series (including the detective series "Tatort").
Works#Screenplays: Familie Leitner, ORF; Wenn der Vater mit dem Sohne, ARD; Hallo Hotel Sacher Portier, ZDF. - Film roles: Bruder Martin, 1954; Die letzte Bruecke, 1954 etc. - Autobiography: Ich erinnere mich gern, 1989.
Literature#F. E. Ein Schauspieler muss alles koennen, 1989.