Joseph Than

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Vienna, Austria-Hungary [now Austria]
His mother's family came from Brno, Moravia. His father had been manager at the Österr. Postsparkasse. His first wife had been the actress, Grit Haid, sister of the actress, Liane Haid. Grit (or Gretel) died in 1938 in an aircrash, when she had to leave Vienna. Josef Than (better known as Pepi Than), came from France to the USA, where he married his second wife Marina Novikowa. Read more...