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Paul Muni

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Biography

1936

Source: Wikipedia

Paul Muni (born Frederich Meshilem Meier Weisenfreund; September 22, 1895 – August 25, 1967) was an American stage and film actor who was born in Lemberg (Austro-Hungarian Empire) and grew up in Chicago. He started his acting career in the Yiddish theatre. During the 1930s, he was considered one of the most prestigious actors at Warner Brothers studios, and was given the rare privilege of choosing which parts he wanted.

Fact file

  • Born: Frederich Meshilem Meier Weisenfreund September 22, 1895 Lemberg, Austro-Hungarian Empire (present day Lviv, Ukraine)
  • Died: August 25, 1967 (aged 71) Montecito, California, U.S.
  • Other names: Muni Weisenfreund
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Years active: 1908-62
  • Spouse(s): Bella Finkel (1921-1967; his death)

Read more about Paul Muni at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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