BORN 2 Aug 1905, Wien - DIED 2 Dec 1981, Wien|
CAUSE OF DEATH heart failure (caused by pneumonia)
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Hietzinger Friedhof, Maxingstraße 15, Hietzing (Gruppe 50, Nummer 37)
Rudolf Prack was the son of a postman. He attended a commercial academy and worked as a bank clerk to finance his acting lessons at the Reinhardt-Seminar in Vienna. For a short time he was engaged at the Theater in der Josefstadt but soon he exclusively appeared in movies. His first role was in "Florentine" (1937). Until the end of the war sixteen more movies followed.
His part in "Schwarzwaldmädel" (1950) made him very popular and his succes continued with another 'Heimatfilm', "Grün ist die Heide" (1951). He frequently played doctors and lovers in Heimatfilms and his film partners like Sonja Ziemann were often much younger than he was. When he was 71 he ended his career to be with his family. He had married Maria Heinisch (1904-1974) and they had two children, Adelheid and Michael. In 1981 he died in Vienna.