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Also Known As: Mikhail Rasumni Died: February 17, 1956
Born: May 13, 1890 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Ukraine Profession: actor

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Mikhail Rasumny was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Rasumny began his acting career with roles in such films as the comedy "Comrade X" (1940) with Clark Gable, the drama "Hold Back the Dawn" (1941) with Charles Boyer and the comedy "Road to Morocco" (1942) with Bing Crosby. He also appeared in the Veronica Lake crime feature "This Gun For Hire" (1942), the Brian Donlevy action movie "Wake Island" (1942) and the Gary Cooper drama "For Whom the Bell Tolls" (1943). His film career continued throughout the forties in productions like the comedy "Practically Yours" (1944) with Claudette Colbert, "The Unseen" (1945) and "A Medal For Benny" (1945) with Dorothy Lamour. He also appeared in "Masquerade in Mexico" (1946). Nearing the end of his career, he tackled roles in "Our Hearts Were Growing Up" (1946) with Gail Russell, the comedy "Her Husband's Affairs" (1947) with Lucille Ball and the Maria Montez action flick "Pirates of Monterey" (1947). He also appeared in "Song of My Heart" (1948) and the musical "The Kissing Bandit" (1949) with Frank Sinatra. Rasumny was most recently credited in "The Shanghai Gesture" (1992). Rasumny passed away in February 1956 at the age of 66. ...

Mikhail Rasumny was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Rasumny began his acting career with roles in such films as the comedy "Comrade X" (1940) with Clark Gable, the drama "Hold Back the Dawn" (1941) with Charles Boyer and the comedy "Road to Morocco" (1942) with Bing Crosby. He also appeared in the Veronica Lake crime feature "This Gun For Hire" (1942), the Brian Donlevy action movie "Wake Island" (1942) and the Gary Cooper drama "For Whom the Bell Tolls" (1943). His film career continued throughout the forties in productions like the comedy "Practically Yours" (1944) with Claudette Colbert, "The Unseen" (1945) and "A Medal For Benny" (1945) with Dorothy Lamour. He also appeared in "Masquerade in Mexico" (1946). Nearing the end of his career, he tackled roles in "Our Hearts Were Growing Up" (1946) with Gail Russell, the comedy "Her Husband's Affairs" (1947) with Lucille Ball and the Maria Montez action flick "Pirates of Monterey" (1947). He also appeared in "Song of My Heart" (1948) and the musical "The Kissing Bandit" (1949) with Frank Sinatra. Rasumny was most recently credited in "The Shanghai Gesture" (1992). Rasumny passed away in February 1956 at the age of 66.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Hot Blood (1956) Old Johnny
2.
 The Stars Are Singing (1953) Ladowski
3.
 Tonight We Sing (1953) Nicolai
4.
 Anything Can Happen (1952) Tariel Godiedze
5.
 Hit Parade of 1951 (1950) The professor
6.
7.
 The Kissing Bandit (1949) Don Jose
8.
 Free for All (1949) Dr. [Axel] Thorgelson
9.
 Song of My Heart (1948) Sergei Ivanov/Stephan Ivanov
10.
 Saigon (1948) Hotel clerk
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Source: The Stars of Hollywood Forever: 1901-2006

The son of a cantor, Rasumny made his stage debut at 14 and toured Europe and South America with the Moscow Art Theatre. Rasumny settled in the U.S. in 1935 and took jobs as a bill collector and dishwasher between acting jobs. On stage he appeared in ‘Russian Bank’ with Geena Goodwin and ‘Mademoiselle Colombe’ with Edna Best, Julie Harris and Sam Jaffe. His first American film appearance was in 1940's "Comrade X." He spent the remainder of his career playing several ethnic roles.

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