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Kurt Kasznar

Biography

Austrian-born actor who appeared in the initial Broadway productions of Looking forward to Godot, Barefoot within the Park, as well as the Sound of Music. His film credits consist of Casino Royale, Hands and the person, and The Trip. He traveled from his indigenous Austria to america in 1936 to execute with Maximum Reinhardt’s theatre troupe. He fought in america Army during Globe Battle II and was among the 1st photographers to fully capture the aftermath from the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings. He was wedded to celebrity Leora Dana for eight years. He made an appearance with Mary Martin within the Sound of Music on Broadway.

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Full Name Kurt Kasznar
Date Of Birth August 12, 1913
Died August 6, 1979, Santa Monica, California, United States
Place Of Birth Austria
Profession Stage Actor
Nationality American, Austrian
Spouse Leora Dana, Cornelia Whooley
Children Susan Kasznar
Nominations Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical
Movies Casino Royale, 55 Days at Peking, Lili, Legend of the Lost, The Last Time I Saw Paris, A Farewell to Arms, Ride, Vaquero!, Kiss Me Kate, The Ambushers, My Sister Eileen, All the Brothers Were Valiant, Valley of the Kings, The Happy Time, Give a Girl a Break, Talk About a Stranger, Lovely to Look At, Jump Into Hell, The Light Touch, The Journey, The King's Pirate, The Perils of Pauline, Sombrero, Anything Goes, Flame of the Islands, The Great Diamond Robbery, Anything Can Happen, Glory Alley, Arms and the Man, For the First Time, Suddenly, Love, The Smugglers, Once Upon a Dead Man, Cyrano, The Female Instinct
TV Shows Land of the Giants
Star Sign Leo

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1Was nominated for Broadway's 1960 Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Musical) for "The Sound of Music."


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Reporter1964TV SeriesHugo
55 Days at Peking1963Baron Sergei Ivanoff
Alcoa Premiere1963TV SeriesGene / Mario
Naked City1961-1963TV SeriesKorsica / Alcibiades Munos
Play of the Week1959-1961TV SeriesPozzo Volpone Peterbono
The Robert Herridge Theater1960TV Series
Nero Wolfe1959TV SeriesNero Wolfe
Adventures in Paradise1959TV SeriesHerr Wagner
Goodyear Theatre1959TV SeriesFritz
For the First Time1959Ladislas Tabory
Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse1959TV SeriesCaptain Martinez
The Journey1959Csepege
The Further Adventures of Ellery Queen1959TV Series
Frauensee1958Nathanael Dobbs
Helden1958Major Petkoff
Shirley Temple's Storybook1958TV SeriesHans Franz
The DuPont Show of the Month1958TV Series
Legend of the Lost1957Prefect Dukas
A Farewell to Arms1957Bonello
Matinee Theatre1956-1957TV Series
Climax!1956-1957TV SeriesLustig / Jean Duclerc / Karfas
Suspicion1957TV Series
Goodyear Playhouse1957TV SeriesRumblin
Studio 571957TV SeriesBurdan
Schlitz Playhouse1957TV SeriesPete
Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre1956TV SeriesRick
Kraft Theatre1956TV Series
Lux Video Theatre1955-1956TV SeriesMike Garcia / Sam Ross
Anything Goes1956Victor Lawrence
Playwrights '561956TV SeriesProfessor Gersohn
Flame of the Islands1956Cyril Mace
Studio One in Hollywood1955TV SeriesBarlach
My Sister Eileen1955'Papa' Appopolous
Jump Into Hell1955Capt. Jean Callaux
Ponds Theater1955TV Series
The Last Time I Saw Paris1954Maurice
The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse1954TV SeriesAlexander Ingles
Valley of the Kings1954Hamed Backhour
The Web1954TV Series
The Great Diamond Robbery1954Louie
All the Brothers Were Valiant1953Quint
Give a Girl a Break1953Leo Belney
Kiss Me Kate1953'Baptista'
Ride, Vaquero!1953Father Antonio
Sombrero1953Father Zacaya
Lili1953Jacquot
The Bad and the Beautiful1952Party Guest (uncredited)
The Happy Time1952Uncle Louis Bonnard
Glory Alley1952The Judge
Lovely to Look At1952Max Fogelsby
Talk About a Stranger1952Matlock
Anything Can Happen1952Nuri Bey
The Light Touch1951Mr. Aramescu
King of the Circus1925Short
Suddenly, Love1978TV MovieDr. Luria
Young Dan'l Boone1977TV SeriesEmil Van Diben
Wonder Woman1977TV SeriesS.S. General Von Dreiberg
Barnaby Jones1975TV SeriesGeorge Ondray
ABC Afterschool Specials1974TV SeriesRagueneau
Hawkins1974TV SeriesCarlo Carrazza
Love, American Style1973TV SeriesIvan (segment "Love and the Cozy Comrades")
Search1972TV SeriesReuben Harant
Here's Lucy1972TV SeriesDr. Henderson
The Snoop Sisters1972TV SeriesAlexander Scalamdri
The F.B.I.1972TV Series
McMillan & Wife1971TV SeriesEdmond Corday
The Name of the Game1971TV SeriesAlfredo
The Virginian1970TV SeriesAugust Hansch
Land of the Giants1968-1970TV SeriesAlexander B. Fitzhugh
The Smugglers1968TV MovieWilli Raben
It Takes a Thief1968TV SeriesNightclub Manager
The Ambushers1967Quintana
The Danny Thomas Hour1967TV SeriesHansie
Androcles and the Lion1967TV MovieGladiator's Manager
Run for Your Life1966-1967TV SeriesRudy Brademan / Inspector Kronig
The Perils of Pauline1967Consul General
The King's Pirate1967Zucco
Casino Royale1967Smernov
My Three Sons1967TV SeriesBoris Chaputnik
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.1967TV SeriesPresident Nasasos Tunick
I Spy1967TV SeriesDr. Ibanez
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre1966-1967TV SeriesConstantine
Code Name: Heraclitus1967TV MovieConstantine
That Girl1966TV SeriesGeorge
The Hero1966TV SeriesManrique
The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.1966TV SeriesApollo Zakinthios
The Trials of O'Brien1965TV SeriesManos Baroutus

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Land of the Giants1970TV Series performer - 1 episode
My Sister Eileen1955performer: "I'm Great", "Conga"
Give a Girl a Break1953performer: "Nothing Is Impossible", "Puppet Master Dance"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Virginia Graham Show1970TV SeriesHimself
Della1970TV SeriesHimself
Allen Ludden's Gallery1969TV SeriesHimself
The John Gary Show1968TV SeriesHimself
It's Happening1968TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1963TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 16th Annual Tony Awards1962TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Award for Best Costume Designer
The Jack Paar Tonight Show1957-1960TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
James Dean: Forever Young2005DocumentaryHimself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1953Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Supporting ActorThe Happy Time (1952)


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