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Lauritz Melchior

Lauritz Melchior


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Born: March 20, 1890 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Copenhagen, Denmark Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

The Stars Are Singing (1953) as Jan Poldi
Fifteen-year-old Katri Walenska (Amma Maria Alberghetti) jumps a Polish ship, swims ashore and enters New York illegally. The United States Immigration officials are alerted---the USA still had a functioning immigration policy and department when this was filmed---and the search is on. Katri's only possessions are a ten-dollar bill and a letter to her parents' old friend, Jan Poldi (Lauritz Melchior), a former Metropolitan Opera star. She finds him in a shabby Greenwich Village apartment. His neighbors in the apartment house are three Broadway hopefuls; pop singer Terry Brennan (Rosemary Clooney), hoofer Buddy Fraser (Tom Morton) and Homer Tirdell (Bob Williams) and his talented dog Red Dust. (Pardon me, make that four Broadway hopefuls counting the dog.) When Terry hears Katri's magnificent singing voice, she scurries around New York to get her an audition and succeeds in getting her a spot on Don Wilson's televised amatuer hour. She wins the contest but unwittingly reveals her true identity as an illegal alien, which causes the arrest of Poldi, Wilson and Dave (John Archer), Terry's lawyer boyfriend. Katri faces deportation.
Luxury Liner (1948) as Olaf Erickson
The daughter of a ship's captain becomes a sea-going cupid.
This Time for Keeps (1947) as Richard Herald
A famous singer's son falls for a swimming star.
Two Sisters from Boston (1946) as [Olaf] Olstrom
Two girls with Broadway aspirations find work in a Bowery saloon.
Thrill of a Romance (1945) as Mr. Nils Knudsen
A soldier returning from World War II finds love with a lady swimmer.

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