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Paul Muni

Paul Muni

Show Count: 8
Series Count: 0
Role: Old Time Radio Star
Born: 22 September 1895
Old Time Radio, Lwów, Austro-Hungarian Empire (present day Lviv, Ukraine)
Died: 25 August 1967 , Montecito, California, U.S.

Paul Muni (born Meshilem Meier Weisenfreund; 22 September 1895 – 25 August 1967) was an Austrian-born American stage and film actor. During the 1930s, he was considered one of the most prestigious actors at Warner Brothers studios, and one of the rare actors who was given the privilege of choosing which parts he wanted.

His acting quality, usually playing a powerful character, such as the lead in Scarface (1932), was partly a result of his intense preparation for his parts, often immersing himself in study of the real character's traits and mannerisms. He was also highly skilled in using make-up techniques, a talent he learned from his parents, who were also actors, and from his early years on stage with the Yiddish Theater, in New York. At the age of 12, he played the stage role of an 80-year-old man; in one of his films, Seven Faces, he played seven different characters.

He was nominated six times for an Oscar, winning once as Best Actor in The Story of Louis Pasteur.

Source: Wikipedia

Broadcast: 13th April 1946
Starring: Paul Muni
Added: May 01 2005
Broadcast: 1st January 1948
Added: Jan 03 2014
Broadcast: 6th July 1944
Starring: Paul Muni
Added: Jul 07 2005