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|Also Known As:||Died:||January 26, 1973|
|Born:||December 12, 1893||Cause of Death:||cancer|
|Birth Place:||Bucharest, Romania||Profession:||Cast ...|
RATE AND COMMENT
Immigrated to USA at age 10
Began appearing in stock productions
First film appearance in "The Bright Shawl"
Appeared on Broadway in "The Racket", playing a character modeled on Al Capone; production also performed in Los Angeles
Began making regular film appearances; first film "A Hole in the Wall"
Top stardom clinched with his appearance in the landmark Warner Brothers gangster film, "Little Caesar"
Wrote, hosted and acted in radio show "Big Town"
Left Warner Brothers; next film for the studio would not be until "Key Largo" (1948)
Named before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC); dark greylisted from 1948-52
Testified before HUAC; film career revived, first in "B" movies
Worked in theater among other venues, starring on Broadway in "Middle of the Night"
Made first TV commercial, for Maxwell House Coffee
Involved in near fatal automobile accident
Last film, "Soylent Green"
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