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Also Known As: Died: September 8, 1998
Born: April 18, 1903 Cause of Death: complications from stroke
Birth Place: Russia Profession: Cast ...
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Worked as a mime
1921:
Left Russia following the communist revolution
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Acted on stage in Europe and South America before moving to the USA to work with Al Jolson
1926:
Acted in the silent film "The Great Depression"
1932:
Made his talkie debut in Ernest Lubitsch's "Trouble in Paradise"
1936:
Proved he could sing as well as act in the Bing Crosby musical "Rhythm on the Range"
1940:
Starred with Betty Grable and Don Ameche in "Down Argentine Way"
1942:
Played Sascha the bartender in the classic "Casablanca"
1948:
Appeared in TV's first situation comedy "The Spot Lite Club" on KTLA in Los Angeles
1965:
Returned to mime in the role of Dr Drosselmeyer in the Shrine Auditorium production of "Nutcracker USA"
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Gave up acting to direct and write industrial films
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Operated Bublitschki, a restaurant on Hollywood's Sunset Strip

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