Oskar Werner, the internationally successful Austrian actor, who lived
in Liechtenstein during his lifetime, would have turned 100 this year.
Three special stamps with illustrations of the artist born in Vienna in
1922 celebrate his life and career.
Oskar Werner was already acting while he was still at school. Roles as a bit player in film productions and his first speaking roles in radio, cabaret and theatre paved the way for his career at a young age. As "The Actor" (face value: CHF 0.90) with a charismatic voice, Oskar Werner was engaged to play numerous film and theatre roles from 1938 to 1974.
In 1952, "Oskar Werner" (face value: CHF 1.10) acquired a plot of land in the municipality of Triesen and built a house on it that enabled him to live a secluded life for many years. After his death from heart disease aged almost 62 "The Private Person" (face value: CHF 0.90) Oskar Werner was buried in Triesen in 1984. In 2011, his mortal remains were exhumed, cremated and his urn was buried in the southwest corner of the cemetery, where a plaque still commemorates him to this day.