Walter Surovy

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Walter Surovy (sometimes spelled Szurovy; 28 May 1910 in Vienna – 4 November 2001 in Manhattan, New York City) was an Austrian stage and film actor.

He appeared in leading roles at the Theater in der Josefstadt, the Salzburg Festival, and the Neues Deutsches Theater. He starred in several European films before moving to Hollywood, where a brief acting career led to a role in Howard Hawks' To Have and Have Not (under the name Walter Molnar).

He was the manager and husband of mezzo-soprano singer Risë Stevens. The couple wed in 1939 and remained together until Surovy's death in 2001. They had one child, a son, actor Nicolas Surovy. In 1941, he founded the Polk-Szurovy Agency. After his wife retired, he managed the career of Erich Leinsdorf.[1]


Year Title Role Notes
1937 Not a Word About Love Fred Curry
1938 Lidé pod horami Martin Uncredited
1938 Menschen in den Bergen Celedin Martin
1938 Mirror of Life Erich Fischerauer
1939 Hotel Sacher Herr Stoppling
1944 To Have and Have Not Paul de Bursac
1951 Falschmünzer am Werk (final film role)


  1. ^ "Obituaries: Walter Surovy". Opera News. February 2002.

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