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Walter Slezak

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Also Known As: Died: April 21, 1983
Born: May 3, 1902 Cause of Death: suicide by shooting
Birth Place: Austria Profession: Cast ...
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1922:
Worked as bank clerk when discovered by director Michael Kertesz (later Curtiz)
1930:
Moved to US
1922:
Screen debut, "Sodom und Gomorrah"
1931:
Broadway debut
1942:
US film debut, "Once Upon a Honeymoon"
1959:
US opera debut in "The Gypsy Baron" at the Metropolitan Opera
1974:
Played daughter Erika Slezak's godfather on her daytime soap opera, "One Life to Live"

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