Anton Karas

1906 - 1985

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Anton Karl Karas (7 July 1906 – 10 January 1985) was an Austrian zither player and composer, best known for his internationally famous 1948 soundtrack to Carol Reed's The Third Man. His association with the film came about as a result of a chance meeting with its director. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anton Karas has received more than 181,716 page views. Her biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Anton Karas is the 556th most popular musician (down from 523rd in 2019), the 495th most popular biography from Austria and the 13th most popular Austrian Musician.

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Among musicians, Anton Karas ranks 556 out of 2,675Before her are The Big Bopper, Roger Hodgson, Jan Kubelík, The Edge, Archie Shepp, and Jørgen Ingmann. After her are Robert Miles, Louis Prima, Elvin Jones, Tico Torres, Uli Jon Roth, and Moondog.

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Among people born in 1906, Anton Karas ranks 123Before her are Igor Moiseyev, Mary Astor, Samad Vurgun, José Della Torre, Antal Doráti, and Humberto Delgado. After her are Piero Taruffi, Gabriel Ramanantsoa, Enrico Mattei, Franz Waxman, Chester Carlson, and Fred Lawrence Whipple. Among people deceased in 1985, Anton Karas ranks 77Before her are Karl Menger, Georgia Hale, Tapio Wirkkala, Alfredo Foni, Paul Castellano, and Matti Järvinen. After her are Afet İnan, Wolfgang Reitherman, Evgeny Lifshitz, Laura Ashley, Sergei Yutkevich, and John G. Trump.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Anton Karas ranks 495 out of 1,075Before her are Josyf Slipyj (1892), Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria (1882), Theodor Wagner (1927), Ignaz Seipel (1876), Franz Binder (1911), and Anna Mahler (1904). After her are Iuliu Maniu (1873), Konstantin Jireček (1854), Victor Babeș (1854), Frederick III, Duke of Austria (1347), Fritz Heider (1896), and Otto Barić (1933).

Among MUSICIANS In Austria

Among musicians born in Austria, Anton Karas ranks 13Before her are Anton Diabelli (1781), Maria Theresia von Paradis (1759), Paul Wittgenstein (1887), Joe Zawinul (1932), Friedrich Gulda (1930), and Paul Badura-Skoda (1927). After her are Henri Herz (1803), Willi Boskovsky (1909), Jörg Demus (1928), Ignaz von Seyfried (1776), Parov Stelar (1974), and Heinrich Schiff (1951).