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Austrian actor Maximilian Schell, Oscar winner with 'Judgment at Nuremberg,' dies at 83

FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2008 file picture actor Maximilian Schell poses for photographers during the opening of the Christmas market on Gut Aiderbichel in Henndorf, Austrian province of Salzburg. Austrian actor Maximilian Schell, who won the best actor Oscar in the early 1960s for his portrayal of a defense attorney in the drama "Judgment at Nuremberg," has died. He was 83. Schell's agent Patricia Baumbauer said Saturday Feb. 1, 2014 that Schell died overnight at a hospital in Innsbruck following a "sudden and serious illness," the Austria Press Agency reported. Born to a Swiss writer and an Austrian actress, he was the younger brother of Maria Schell, an icon of the German-speaking film world, who died in 2005. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson,File)
February 01, 2014 - 6:11 AM

VIENNA - Austrian actor Maximilian Schell, who won the best actor Oscar in the early 1960s for his portrayal of a defence attorney in the drama "Judgment at Nuremberg," has died. He was 83.

Schell's agent Patricia Baumbauer said Saturday that Schell died overnight at a hospital in Innsbruck following a "sudden and serious illness," the Austria Press Agency reported.

The Vienna-born Schell won his Oscar in 1961 and later was honoured with further Oscar nominations — in the best actor category for "The Man in the Glass Booth" in 1975, and for best supporting actor in "Julia" in 1977.

Born to a Swiss writer and an Austrian actress, he was the younger brother of Maria Schell, an icon of the German-speaking film world, who died in 2005.

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