Austrian-American Hollywood Legend Eric Pleskow Has Died

PeopleOther ♦ Published: October 2, 2019; 16:48 ♦ (Vindobona)

Eric Pleskow, the expelled son of a Jewish merchant family in Vienna, Hollywood legend and Viennale president, died at the age of 95 in Connecticut.

Deep mourning for Viennale President and Hollywood legend Eric Pleskow. / Picture: © Wikimedia Commons / Manfred Werner / Tsui [CC BY-SA 3.0 (]

President of the National Council Wolfgang Sobotka paid tribute to the great deceased and emphasized that Pleskow belonged to the large number of Austrians who were forced to flee Austria after the Anschluss in 1938.

"The life story of Eric Pleskow reminds us of the human losses associated with the expulsion and murder of hundreds of thousands of dissenters by the Nazi regime,…