Austrian actor died at the age of 86 years.
As an actor Karlheinz Böhm reached stardom during the mid-19500s as a young Emperor Franz Joseph on the side of Romy Schneider the height of his popularity . However, he found the role of his life in Ethiopia, where he was active for three decades with its relief operation "People for People" ( MfM ). After a long illness he died at 86-years-old at his home near Salzburg.
"I have found in Ethiopia my home and I would prefer to return there one day in the nature from which I came," Boehm said once. The desire to die in Ethiopia, was not fulfilled. "One day to be no longer needed", but, as MfM wrote in a press release after the death of their great founder. In six project areas, the Ethiopian people have already taken the responsibility, more than 5 million people would now benefit from Boehm's life's work.
Böhm was sick for a long time, his foundation was led by his Ethiopian wife Almaz for several years. Last December, she was made the full-time CEO, to care for her seriously ill husband. In a press release by the charity she called him "a role model and motivation." He had given her the belief that one person can make a big positive difference:" As hard as me meets his loss, so much gives me the belief in his vision power to continue his life's work."
The son of a conductor and a soprano after his first engagement at the Castle performances at the Theater in der Josefstadt as well as stage performances in Munich, Frankfurt, Berlin and Zurich. At the same time began in the 1950s also began Bohm's film career as a star of countless, mostly commercial entertainment productions such as Ernst Marischka "Sissi" trilogy (1955-1957). The image as Schwiegermutters favorite he tried with films abroad to counter, in the 1960s, he started once again making a comeback on the stage and in front of the camera, among other things created with under Rainer Werner Fassbinder directed films "Martha" (1973), "Fox and His Friends" (1974) and "Mother Küsters Goes to Heaven" (1975). For "People for People" (MfM) in 1983 he gave up his acting career on entirely.
BOHM, Karlheinz (Karl Heinz Böhm)
Born: 3/16/1928, Dormstadt, Hesse, Germany
Died: 5/29/2014, Grudig, Austria
Karlheinz Bohm’s western – actor:
The Virginian (TV) – 1963 (Karl Rike)