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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 ...|
RATE AND COMMENT
Moved to New York City via London
Moved to Cleveland with family
Made first stage appearance in Cleveland as elderly lodge president in the sketch "Two Corpses at Breakfast"
Moved to Chicago with his family
Mother Sally remarried Morris Nasiter
Joined the Yiddish Art Theater in New York City
First role in English-speaking theater, "We Americans"
Played in "Four Walls" on stage with wife Bella
Moved to Hollywood, changes name to Paul Muni
Made film debut (and received first Oscar nomination) in "The Valiant"
Starred in greatest stage success, "Counsellor-at-Law"
Secured film stardom with "Scarface"
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"
Moved to Los Angeles
Appointed in September to the Board of the Hollywood Anti-Nazi League for the Defense of American Democracy
Returned to the stage to appear in "Key Largo"
Contributed to help establish the Chinese Emergency Relief Committee
Released from Warner Brothers contract on July 19; began free-lancing
Hospitalized for neuritis (on February 10)
Reprised "Counsellor-at-Law" role on live television, presented by Philco Playhouse on NBC
Starred in New York broadcast of "This Year Israel", presented by United Jewish Appeal over CBS Radio on April 15
First filmed television, "The People vs. Johnson", for "Ford Theatre" anthology series
"Inherit the Wind" opened on Broadway on April 21
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
Appeared in last film, "The Last Angry Man"
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