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Also Known As: Mischa Ounskowski, Misha Auer Died: March 5, 1967
Born: November 17, 1905 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Russia Profession: actor

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The tall Russian-born Mischa Auer is perhaps best remembered for his hilarious, scene-stealing performance as Alice Brady's gorilla-impersonating protege in the 1936 screwball classic "My Man Godfrey", which brought him a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination.

The tall Russian-born Mischa Auer is perhaps best remembered for his hilarious, scene-stealing performance as Alice Brady's gorilla-impersonating protege in the 1936 screwball classic "My Man Godfrey", which brought him a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Arrivederci, Baby! (1966) Romeo
2.
 The Christmas That Almost Wasn't (1966) Johnathan, the bookkeeper
3.
 We Joined the Navy (1962) Colonel; President
4.
 Mr. Arkadin (1962) The Professor
5.
 Nathalie Agent Secret (1960) Cyril Boran
6.
 The Monte Carlo Story (1957) Hector
7.
 Futures Vedettes (1955)
8.
 Frou-Frou (1955) Archduke
9.
 Sofia (1948) Ali Imagu
10.
 For You I Die (1948) Alec Shaw
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1920:
Brought to the USA by his grandfather, violinist Leopold Auer after his parents' deaths
:
Began theatrical acting career with Eva LeGallienne's company
1927:
Film acting debut, "Something Always Happens"
1932:
Acted with the Barrymore siblings in "Rasputin and the Empress"
1932:
Appeared with Greta Garbo in "Mata Hari"
1934:
Co-starred in "Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back"
1935:
Acted in "The Lives of a Bengal Lancer"
1936:
Breakthrough screen role as Carlo, the "protege" of Mrs. Bullock (Alice Brady), "My Man Godfrey"; received a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination
1937:
Had leading role in "One Hundred Men and a Girl"
1938:
Co-starred in "You Can't Take It With You"
1939:
Featured in "Destry Rides Again"
1941:
Starred in "Hellzapoppin'"
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Headlined the radio series "Mischa the Magnificent" in the 1940s
1945:
Starred in "And Then There Were None"
:
Moved to Europe and acted in several films shot in Italy
1955:
Co-starred in "Mister Arkadin", directed by Orson Wells
1966:
Final film, "Drop Dead, Darling"
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Education

Ethical Culture School: New York , New York -

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wife:
Norma Tillman. First wife; mother of Auer's two eldest children; married in 1931; divorced in 1940.
wife:
Joyce Hunter. Second wife; married from 1941 until 1950.
wife:
Susanne Kalisch. Third wife; mother of Auer's third child; divorced.
wife:
Elsie Souls Lee. Fourth wife; married in 1965 until his death.
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grandfather:
Leopold Auer. Violinist.
son:
Anthony Auer. Mother, Norma Tillman.
daughter:
Zoe Auer. Mother, Norma Tillman.

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