|DIRECTOR, ACTOR, SCREENWRITER (AUSTRIA)|
BORN 2 Jul 1918, Unterach am Attersee, Oberösterreich - DIED 18 Feb 2009, München, Bayern|
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Hietzinger Friedhof, Maxingstraße 15, Hietzing (Gruppe 12, Nummer 71)
Franz Marischka was the son of operatta actor Hubert Marischka. His mother Lizzy, who died soon after his birth, was a daughter of the librettist Victor Léon. He grew up in Hietzing, Vienna. After a short service in the Austrian Army he entered the Max-Reinhardt-Seminar in 1938 to be trained as an actor. But he was half Jewish and later in 1938 he was forced to leave Austria. In 1939 he arrived in England, where he was interned at the Isle of Man in 1940. But he was soon released after he voluntarily joined the British forces. In 1946 he interrogated nazis in Norway. Marischka obtained British citizenship, but he returned to Vienna soon afterwards.
In Vienna he appeared in the theatre. In 1948 he acted in the operatta "Gute Erholung". During the 1950s he appeared in several movies but with little succes. He moved to screenwriting and directing instead, living in Rome and from the early 1950s in Munich. He wrote more than hundred screenplays and directed thirty movies.
Privately he was in a long term relationship with the actress Marianne Wischmann, but in 1958 he married Inge Viktoria. They had a son in 1959 but separated soon afterwards. In 1968 he married Alexandra Drewes, but this marriage ended in divorce in 1976. He lived in Munoich for the rest of his life and died there in 2009.
Father: Marischka, Hubert
Mother: Léon, Lizzy
is grandchild of Léon, Victor
Franz Marischka â€“ Wikipedia