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Karlheinz Böhm, 1928-2014


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Austrian actor turned humanitarian dies aged 86


The Deutsche Welle obituary claims he's best remembered for playing Austrian Emperor Franz Josef opposite Romy Schneider's Sissi in the 1950s, but I think people here would probably better remember him for playing the cameraman with a dark secret in Michael Powell's Peeping Tom:




In the 1980s, Böhm founded the charity Menschen für Menschen (there's a drop-down box at the bottom for English), helping the poor in Ethiopia.

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