Actor Carl Esmond died December 4 in Los Angeles of natural causes. He was 97.

Born in Vienna, Esmond appeared on stage in “The Woman of Forty Years” and starred in the 1932 films “Conference in Ischl” and “Liebelie” in Austria.

In England, he appeared in the play “Victoria Regina” and in films including “Blossom Time,” “Evensong,” “Waltz Dream” and “Invitation to the Waltz.”

Sometimes credited as Willy Eichberger, he appeared in dozens of films from the 1930s to the 1960s, including “Little Men,” “Lola Montes,” “The Catwoman of Paris,” “Mystery Submarine” and “Hitler.”

He is survived by his wife Ruth.

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