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Maria Schell

1926 - 2005

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Maria Margarethe Anna Schell (15 January 1926 – 26 April 2005) was an Austrian-Swiss actress. She was one of the leading stars of German cinema in the 1950s and 1960s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maria Schell has received more than 905,303 page views. Her biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Maria Schell is the 438th most popular actor (up from 459th in 2019), the 187th most popular biography from Austria and the 8th most popular Austrian Actor.

Maria Schell is most famous for her role in the film "The Great Escape" and her role in the film "The Sound of Music."

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  • 63.38

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  • 36

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  • 5.79

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  • 2.71

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Among actors, Maria Schell ranks 438 out of 9,996Before her are Catherine Zeta-Jones, Ed O'Neill, Sean Bean, Nebahat Çehre, James Cromwell, and James Earl Jones. After her are Javier Bardem, Brian Dennehy, Larry Hagman, Mickey Rooney, Lillian Gish, and Jayne Mansfield.

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Among people born in 1926, Maria Schell ranks 43Before her are Richard Crenna, Neal Cassady, Necmettin Erbakan, Beji Caid Essebsi, Hilary Putnam, and Louise Hay. After her are Irwin Rose, Mel Brooks, Valdas Adamkus, Ingeborg Bachmann, Steve Reeves, and Alcides Ghiggia. Among people deceased in 2005, Maria Schell ranks 31Before her are Sister Lúcia, Philip Johnson, Ernst Mayr, Ezer Weizman, Milton Obote, and George F. Kennan. After her are Max Schmeling, Moustapha Akkad, Anne Bancroft, Joseph Rotblat, Ibrahim Ferrer, and George Dantzig.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Maria Schell ranks 187 out of 1,237Before her are Josef Stefan (1835), Maximilian III, Archduke of Austria (1558), Klaus Maria Brandauer (1943), Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach (1656), Maria Theresa of Austria (1816), and Alfred Schütz (1899). After her are Anna of Tyrol (1585), Ludwig Minkus (1826), Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf (1852), Karl Philipp, Prince of Schwarzenberg (1771), Franz I, Prince of Liechtenstein (1853), and Karl Böhm (1894).

Among ACTORS In Austria

Among actors born in Austria, Maria Schell ranks 8Before her are Romy Schneider (1938), Hedy Lamarr (1914), Christoph Waltz (1956), Maximilian Schell (1930), Helmut Berger (1944), and Klaus Maria Brandauer (1943). After her are Katharina Schratt (1853), Oskar Werner (1922), Lotte Lenya (1898), Senta Berger (1941), Helene Weigel (1900), and Christine Kaufmann (1945).

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