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Famous Austrians

Who hasn't heared of Arnold Schwarzenegger or Wolfgang Puck? How about Charles Bludorn or Hedy Lamarr? They all have left their mark in politics, art, science, etc. Find out which famous personalities originated from the country in the heart of Europe ...

Schwarzenegger, Arnold (1947 -)
Austrian-American bodybuilder, Golden Globe award winning actor, and Republican politician, currently serving as the 38th Governor of California

Puck, Wolfgang (1949 -)
Austrian-American celebrity chef, restaurateur, and businessman based in Los Angeles, California

Wilder, Billy (1906 - 2002)
screenwriter, film director and producer whose career spanned more than 50 years and 60 films. He is regarded as one of the most brilliant and versatile filmmakers of Hollywood's golden age and many of his films achieved both critical and public acclaim.

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Lamarr, Hedy (1913 - 2000)
was an actress and communications technology innovator. She was known for her great beauty on camera, and also for co-inventing the first form of spread spectrum, a key to modern wireless communication

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756 - 1791)
born in Salzburg and considered a genius as a child. He made his first attempts at composition at the tender age of six. He was the son of Leopold Mozart, violin instructor, court composer and deputy music director at the court of the prince-archbishop of Salzburg, and Anna Maria, née Pertl. Wolfgang Amadeus is one of the greatest composers of all times.

Bluhdorn, Charles (1926 - 1983)
the Austrian tycoon and acquisition-mad empire builder  owned the automanufacuring company Gulf+Western. Paramount Pictures(acquired in 1966), Madison Square Garden, and Simon and Schuster publishing were part of his empire. It was during Gulf and Western's ownership of Paramount that it went from being Number 9 at the boxoffice to number 1 with hits like The Godfather and Chinatown.