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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 194,564 page views. Her biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Anton Karas is the 528th most popular musician (up from 556th in 2019), the 486th most popular biography from Austria (up from 495th in 2019) and the 15th most popular Austrian Musician.

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Among musicians, Anton Karas ranks 528 out of 2,662Before her are Gerry Mulligan, Vince Clarke, Steve Howe, Marco Hietala, Jan Kubelík, and Tommy Lee. After her are Clive Burr, Alan Walker, Joe Pass, Shinichi Suzuki, Riccardo Cocciante, and Radu Lupu.

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Among people born in 1906, Anton Karas ranks 123Before her are Piero Taruffi, Philo Farnsworth, Jean Dieudonné, Mary Astor, Princess Anne of Orléans, and Mohammad-Hossein Shahriar. After her are Sait Faik Abasıyanık, Vitaly Abalakov, Franz Waxman, Tuvia Bielski, Jacques Pills, and Yasuo Haruyama. Among people deceased in 1985, Anton Karas ranks 76Before her are Edmond O'Brien, Vasyl Stus, Wolfgang Reitherman, Heinz Hoffmann, Afet İnan, and Theodore Sturgeon. After her are Vladimir Jankélévitch, Karl Menger, Tapio Wirkkala, Alfredo Foni, Lovro von Matačić, and Hermann Priess.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Anton Karas ranks 486 out of 1,237Before her are Aloys I, Prince of Liechtenstein (1759), Julius Raab (1891), Carlo Abarth (1908), Margaret of Austria, Electress of Saxony (1416), Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria (1882), and Carl Zeller (1842). After her are Helmuth Koinigg (1948), Leopold Figl (1902), Johann Strauss III (1866), Victor Weisskopf (1908), Erich von Tschermak (1871), and Anna Mahler (1904).

Among MUSICIANS In Austria

Among musicians born in Austria, Anton Karas ranks 15Before her are Joe Zawinul (1932), Paul Wittgenstein (1887), Friedrich Gulda (1930), Willi Boskovsky (1909), Paul Badura-Skoda (1927), and Henri Herz (1803). After her are Jörg Demus (1928), Ingrid Haebler (1926), Ignaz von Seyfried (1776), Parov Stelar (1974), Joseph Woelfl (1773), and Heinrich Schiff (1951).