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Also Known As: Died: August 25, 1967
Born: September 22, 1895 Cause of Death: Heart disorder
Birth Place: Austria Profession: Cast ...
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1900:
Moved to New York City via London
1905:
Moved to Cleveland with family
1907:
Made first stage appearance in Cleveland as elderly lodge president in the sketch "Two Corpses at Breakfast"
1908:
Moved to Chicago with his family
:
Mother Sally remarried Morris Nasiter
1918:
Joined the Yiddish Art Theater in New York City
1926:
First role in English-speaking theater, "We Americans"
1926:
Played in "Four Walls" on stage with wife Bella
:
Moved to Hollywood, changes name to Paul Muni
1929:
Made film debut (and received first Oscar nomination) in "The Valiant"
1931:
Starred in greatest stage success, "Counsellor-at-Law"
1932:
Secured film stardom with "Scarface"
1932:
Signed exclusive long-term contract with Warner Brothers, paying him $50,000 per film and giving him script approval; first film under contract, "I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang"
1933:
Moved to Los Angeles
1937:
Appointed in September to the Board of the Hollywood Anti-Nazi League for the Defense of American Democracy
1939:
Returned to the stage to appear in "Key Largo"
1940:
Contributed to help establish the Chinese Emergency Relief Committee
1940:
Released from Warner Brothers contract on July 19; began free-lancing
1943:
Hospitalized for neuritis (on February 10)
1948:
Reprised "Counsellor-at-Law" role on live television, presented by Philco Playhouse on NBC
1949:
Starred in New York broadcast of "This Year Israel", presented by United Jewish Appeal over CBS Radio on April 15
1953:
First filmed television, "The People vs. Johnson", for "Ford Theatre" anthology series
1955:
"Inherit the Wind" opened on Broadway on April 21
1955:
Diagnosed with tumor near his eye; eye is removed that summer
:
Made final stage appearance in a musical adaptation of "Grand Hotel" entitled "At the Grand", played in Los Angeles and San Francisco; Muni's only experience in musical comedy
1959:
Appeared in last film, "The Last Angry Man"

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