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Nick Dennis was an actor who graced the silver screen many times throughout his career. Dennis began his acting career appearing in various films, such as "A Double Life" (1947), the dramatic adaptation "A Streetcar Named Desire" (1951) with Vivien Leigh and "Sirocco" (1951) with Humphrey Bogart. He also appeared in the Jose Ferrer comedy "Anything Can Happen" (1952), the crime feature "Man in the Dark" (1953) with Edmond O'Brien and "The Glory Brigade" (1953). He continued to work steadily in film throughout the fifties and the sixties, appearing in the Julie Harris dramatic adaptation "East of Eden" (1955), "Kiss Me Deadly" (1955) and the Jack Palance dramatic adaptation "The Big Knife" (1955). He also appeared in "Hot Blood" (1956) with Jane Russell and the Richard Egan crime drama "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue" (1957). He also worked in television during these years, including a part on "Ben Casey" (1961-66). Toward the end of his career, he tackled roles in the musical drama "Too Late Blues" (1961) with Bobby Darin, the dramatic adaptation "Birdman of Alcatraz" (1962) with Burt Lancaster and "Four For Texas" (1963) with Frank Sinatra. He also appeared in the western "Gunpoint" (1966) with Audie Murphy, the drama "The Legend of Lylah Clare" (1968) with Kim Novak and "The Good Guys and the Bad Guys" (1969). Dennis last appeared in "The Death Squad" (1973-74).
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Nick Dennis (April 26, 1904-November 14, 1980) was an American film actor born in Thessaly, Greece. The supporting actor, who began in films in 1947, was known for playing ethnic types (usually Greek) in films such as Kiss Me Deadly and the Humphrey Bogart film Sirocco. Dennis, who also spoke Greek fluently, appeared in a number of television programs in the 1960s and 1970s including playing the part of Uncle Constantine on the detective show Kojak.
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