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Mikhail Rasumny (May 13, 1884[2] in Odessa, Russian empire – February 17, 1956 in United States) was a Soviet- and American film actor.

Mikhail Rasumny
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Rasumny and Gertrude Berg in "Hearts and Hollywood" on The Elgin Hour, 1954.
Born
Mikhail Razumnyy

(1884-05-13)May 13, 1884
DiedFebruary 17, 1956(1956-02-17) (aged 71)
Resting placeHollywood Forever Cemetery
OccupationTelevision, film actor
Years active1928-1956
Spouse(s)Maria Schunzel (m. 1947-his death)[1]

BiographyEdit

Rasumny was born in Odessa, son of the famous cantor Solomon (Ephroim Zalmen) Razumny, who was chief cantor of the choral synagogues in Kishinev, Nikolayev, and Odessa.[3] After the death of his father in 1905 he moved to Saint Petersburg, where he began his theatrical career. He later moved to Moscow and emigrated to Berlin in 1927. In 1933 he opened in Paris a Yiddish revue theater "Der kundes", in 1934 another Yiddish company "Parizer Azazel", then in 1938 in New York — Yidishe dramatishe studie (Yiddish Dramatic Studio).

He was buried at Beth Olam Cemetery in Los Angeles.[4]

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1928 The First Kiss Ein Hoteldirektor & Harry, Peters Chauffeur
1928 Rasputin, the Holy Sinner Purischkewitsch
1929 Die Abenteurer G.m.b.H.
1929 Mascottchen Max, Painter
1929 Diana
1929 The Smuggler's Bride of Mallorca Taschendieb Cambero
1929 Heilige oder Dirne
1930 It Happens Every Day
1930 Das alte Lied
1940 Comrade X arresting Russian officer
1941 One Night in Lisbon Restaurant Manager Uncredited
1941 Forced Landing Christmas
1941 Hold Back the Dawn the mechanic
1941 The Shanghai Gesture The Appraiser
1942 Yokel Boy Amatoff
1942 This Gun for Hire Slukey
1942 Are Husbands Necessary? Pierre Uncredited
1942 Wake Island Ivan Probenzky
1942 Road to Morocco Ahmed Fey
1943 For Whom the Bell Tolls Rafael, the gypsy with Ingrid Bergman and Gary Cooper
1943 Hostages Joseph Uncredited
1944 And the Angels Sing Schultz
1944 Henry Aldrich Plays Cupid Konrad Uncredited
1944 Practically Yours LaCrosse
1945 A Royal Scandal Drunken General
1945 A Medal for Benny Raphael Catalina
1945 The Unseen Chester
1945 Masquerade in Mexico Paolo
1945 The Stork Club Mr. Coretti
1946 Heartbeat aspiring pickpocket Yves Cadubert
1946 Our Hearts Were Growing Up Bubchenko
1946 Anna and the King of Siam Alak
1946 Holiday in Mexico Baranga
1946 Blue Skies François
1947 Variety Girl Mikhail Rasumny Uncredited
1947 Her Husband's Affairs muddled inventor Emil Ginka
1947 Pirates of Monterey Sergeant Pio
1948 Song of My Heart Sergei Ivanov / Stephen Ivanov
1948 Saigon Hotel Clerk
1948 The Kissing Bandit Don Jose
1949 Free for All Dr. Axel Torgelson
1949 The Pirates of Capri Pepino
1950 Hit Parade of 1951 The Professor
1952 Anything Can Happen Tariel Godiedze
1953 Tonight We Sing Nicolai
1953 The Stars Are Singing Ladowski
1956 Hot Blood Old Johnny (final film role)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.nndb.com/people/386/000279546/
  2. ^ Naturalization papers. "Ancestry.com".
  3. ^ Cantor Razumny
  4. ^ Beth Olam Cemetery

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