Armenian-American Actor

Akim Tamiroff

  • Oct 29, 1899 - Sep 17, 1972 (age 72)
  • 5' 7" (1.70 m)
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1992
Don Quixote
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MovieApr 20, 1992

Don Quixote

After reading too many novels about knights and heroic …
After reading too many novels about knights and heroic stories, Don Quijote and his servant Sancho Panza decide to wander the roads of Spain to protect the weak and to accomplish good deeds. But the real world is not as magical and fairy as Don Quijote imagines it to be. Following the plot of Cervantes classical book, Don Quijote fights with windmills thinking they are giants but unluckily, he manages to be defeated by them.
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1972
Akim Tamiroff
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Akim Tamiroff

Akim Tamiroff passed away.
1969
100 Rifles
MovieMar 1, 1969

100 Rifles

Reynolds plays Yaqui Joe, an Indian who robs a bank in …
Reynolds plays Yaqui Joe, an Indian who robs a bank in order to buy guns for his people who are being savagely repressed by the government. Set in turn of the century Mexico, it tells the story of his flight into Mexico and his pursuit by an American lawman. They eventually become allies and team up with Welch to take up the cause of the Indians.
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1966
After the Fox
MovieSep 8, 1966

After the Fox

After the heist of the 'gold of Cairo', an Italian criminal …
After the heist of the 'gold of Cairo', an Italian criminal mastermind, impersonating a film director, plans to grab the loot once it's unloaded on the beach of an Italian fishing village where a bogus movie is being filmed.
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Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N.
MovieJun 25, 1966

Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N.

Lt. Robin Crusoe is a navy …
Lt. Robin Crusoe is a navy pilot who bails out of his plane after engine trouble. He reaches a deserted island paradise where he builds a house, finds an abandoned submarine with lots of ...
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1965
The Liquidator
MovieNov 1, 1965

The Liquidator

Colonel Mostyn of the British Intelligence Service suspects …
Colonel Mostyn of the British Intelligence Service suspects there is a leak in his department and hires an American expatriate to eliminate various targets working for the Soviets.
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Alphaville
MovieMay 5, 1965

Alphaville

A U.S. secret agent is sent to the distant space city of …
A U.S. secret agent is sent to the distant space city of Alphaville where he must find a missing person and free the city from its tyrannical ruler.
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Lord Jim
MovieFeb 15, 1965

Lord Jim

James Burke, after distinguishing himself as a midshipman in …
James Burke, after distinguishing himself as a midshipman in the British merchant marine, rapidly rises to the rank of executive officer, second in command of a ship. A broken foot necessitates that he be put ashore to heal. After his recovery, the very proud Jim - his pride rooted in his competence, which had made him a highly respected and admired naval officer - signs on as the executive officer of the Patna, a rusty tub manned by a third-rate crew overseen by a barbarous captain, that is transporting a group of Moslem pilgrims to Mecca. During a severe storm that causes the unseaworthy ship to founder, Jim abandons ship with the rest of the white crew without even lowering the other lifeboat for the passengers. The fleeing crew are prepared to swear they saw the Patna sink with all its passengers; however, in what Jim believes is a cosmic joke upon himself, it is revealed when they get into port on their lifeboat that the Patma did not sink but had been salvaged by a French vessel. In the ensuing inquiry that he himself sought to do penance for his sins (the ultimate sin for a naval officer being to abandon ship particularly when passengers or crew are still on-board), Jim is admonished after confessing his cowardice, chastised for bringing shame upon those to whom he belongs, the British merchant marine. His chief judge asks him why he did not "bury himself 20 feet deep" rather than seek the inquiry and humiliate himself and all professional British sailors. Jim does succeed in "burying himself 20 feet deep" by becoming a drifter and common laborer in various southeast Asian ports, though he never can completely escape into anonymity. The burden of his sin follows him everywhere. Racked by guilt over abandoning his ship, the proud Jim seeks atonement, a second chance, which comes in the guise of running arms and gunpowder to a tribe of indigenous peoples oppressed by a ruthless and brutal warlord. The warlord knows that the difference between a hero and a coward is not as thick as a piece of paper. What will this mean for Jim, now committed to a heroic path for a people whom he does not even know? The man the natives soon call "Lord Jim" is about to face his destiny, which is relentless and inescapable.
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1964
Topkapi
MovieSep 2, 1964

Topkapi

A conman gets mixed up with a group of thieves who plan to …
A conman gets mixed up with a group of thieves who plan to rob an Istanbul museum to steal a jewelled dagger.
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Panic Button
MovieApr 1, 1964

Panic Button

A businessman plans to solve his tax problems by financing a …
A businessman plans to solve his tax problems by financing a film version of "Romeo and Juliet". He hires Maurice Chevalier and Jayne Mansfield to play the title roles, and Akim Tamiroff to direct. The finished film is shown at the Venice Film Festival, where it's considered a witty parody and awarded a Golden Lion.
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1962
The Trial
MovieDec 22, 1962

The Trial

An unassuming office worker is arrested and stands trial, but …
An unassuming office worker is arrested and stands trial, but he is never made aware of his charges.
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1960
Ocean's 11
MovieAug 3, 1960

Ocean's 11

A band of soldier friends from the 82nd airborne regroup 15 …
A band of soldier friends from the 82nd airborne regroup 15 years later to rob millions of dollars from five Las Vegas casinos. When one of the eleven's future step-father learns who pulled the job, the crew must find a way to smuggle the loot out of town before their payoff is cut in half.
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1958
The Rifleman
TV ShowSep 30, 1958

The Rifleman

The Rifleman is an American Western television program …
The Rifleman is an American Western television program starring Chuck Connors as rancher Lucas McCain and Johnny Crawford as his son Mark McCain. It was set in the 1880s in the fictional town of North Fork, New Mexico Territory. The show was filmed in black and white, in half-hour episodes. The Rifleman aired on ABC from September 30, 1958, to April 8, 1963, as a production of Four Star Television. It was one of the first prime time series on US television to show a single parent raising a child.
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Touch of Evil
MovieMar 30, 1958

Touch of Evil

Mexican Narcotics officer Ramon Miguel 'Mike' Vargas has to …
Mexican Narcotics officer Ramon Miguel 'Mike' Vargas has to interrupt his honeymoon on the Mexican-US border when an American building contractor is killed after someone places a bomb in his car. He's killed on the US side of the border but it's clear that the bomb was planted on the Mexican side. As a result, Vargas delays his return to Mexico City where he has been mounting a case against the Grandi family crime and narcotics syndicate. Police Captain Hank Quinlan is in charge on the US side and he soon has a suspect, a Mexican named Manolo Sanchez. Vargas is soon onto Quinlan and his Sergeant, Pete Menzies, when he catches them planting evidence to convict Sanchez. With his new American wife, Susie, safely tucked away in a hotel on the US side of the border - or so he thinks - he starts to review Quinlan's earlier cases. While concentrating on the corrupt policeman however, the Grandis have their own plans for Vargas and they start with his wife Susie.
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1957
Wagon Train
TV ShowSep 18, 1957

Wagon Train

Wagon Train is an American Western series that aired on …
Wagon Train is an American Western series that aired on the NBC television network (National Broadcasting Company), 1957–1962 and then on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC), 1962–1965. Wagon Train first aired on September 18, 1957, and would eventually place the TV show in the number one spot in the Nielsen ratings. The series format attracted big-name guest stars who would appear in major roles as travelers in the large wagon train or in the settlements they passed by or visited. It initially starred veteran movie supporting actor Ward Bond as the wagon master, later replaced upon his death in 1960 by John McIntire, and Robert Horton as the scout, subsequently replaced by Scott Miller and Robert Fuller.'
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Yangtse Incident: The Story of H.M.S. Amethyst
MovieApr 1, 1957

Yangtse Incident: The Story of H.M.S. A…

In 1949, during the Chinese …
In 1949, during the Chinese Civil War, British warship H.M.S. Amethyst sails up the Yangtse river but on the return trip finds its way blocked by a barrage fire from the Communist Chinese shore batteries.
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1956
Anastasia
MovieDec 13, 1956

Anastasia

An opportunistic Russian businessman tries to pass a …
An opportunistic Russian businessman tries to pass a mysterious impostor as the Grand Duchess Anastasia. But she is so convincing in her performance that even the biggest skeptics believe her.
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The Black Sleep
MovieJun 1, 1956

The Black Sleep

Sir Joel Cadman, a mad scientist, kidnaps his victims and cuts …
Sir Joel Cadman, a mad scientist, kidnaps his victims and cuts open their brains in an effort to discover a means to cure his wife's brain tumor.
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1955
Mr. Arkadin
MovieJun 27, 1955

Mr. Arkadin

An American adventurer investigates the past of …
An American adventurer investigates the past of mysterious tycoon Arkadin...placing himself in grave danger.
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1954
You Know What Sailors Are
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MovieFeb 9, 1954

You Know What Sailors Are

Lieutenant Sylvester Green …
Lieutenant Sylvester Green (Donald Sinden) is making his crooked way shipwards with a couple of Naval colleagues after a night's drinking, and along the way, they collect an old pram and three brass balls from a pawnbroker's shop. Passing the foreign vessel Agraria on the dock, they notice some welding equipment and decide to have some fun. They attach the junk to the Agraria and paint it Naval grey. The next morning, when Green unsteadily arises, his commanding officer has noticed the mysterious new equipment, and trying to avoid exposure, Green identifies it confidently as a "998". From then on, things only get more confused, and soon everyone in the Navy wants to know why this foreign ship has more up-to-date radar than they do. Green is coincidentally seconded to the Agraria as a radar instructor and soon (through the magical power of coincidence) the Agrarians (and everyone else) believe it is a powerful secret weapon. Green is held prisoner in the rather pleasant environment of the Agrarian palace where the President's (Akim Tamiroff's) many beautiful daughters have been instructed to fulfill his every desire. Eventually his girlfriend Betty (Sarah Lawson) (also in the Navy) and Lieutenant Smart (Bill Kerr) come to Agraria to rescue him, but all is settled amicably in the end, and the Agrarians get to manufacture their own 998's out of junk as a deterrent to their neighbors.
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They Who Dare
MovieFeb 2, 1954

They Who Dare

During World War II, British commandos are sent to …
During World War II, British commandos are sent to destroy a Luftwaffe airfield on a Greek island.
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1949
Black Magic
MovieAug 19, 1949

Black Magic

Hypnotist uses his powers for revenge against King Louis …
Hypnotist uses his powers for revenge against King Louis XV's court.
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1947
The Gangster
MovieNov 25, 1947

The Gangster

Shubunka (Barry Sulivan) is a cynical gangster who …
Shubunka (Barry Sulivan) is a cynical gangster who controls the Neptune Beach waterfront. He runs a numbers racket with the local soda shop owner. The police are in his pocket and the local hoods are on his payroll.
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Fiesta
MovieJun 12, 1947

Fiesta

When a matador leaves town to focus on his music, his twin …
When a matador leaves town to focus on his music, his twin sister takes on his identity in the bullfighting ring.
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1946
A Scandal in Paris
MovieJul 19, 1946

A Scandal in Paris

Born in a French prison in 1775, François Eugène Vidocq …
Born in a French prison in 1775, François Eugène Vidocq becomes a professional thief and is later appointed chief of Parisian police.
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1945
Pardon My Past
MovieDec 25, 1945

Pardon My Past

An ex-GI wants to open a mink farm in Wisconsin; but is …
An ex-GI wants to open a mink farm in Wisconsin; but is mistaken for a look-alike, a gambler who owes a lot of money.
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1944
Can't Help Singing
MovieDec 25, 1944

Can't Help Singing

A senator's daughter (who can't help singing) follows her …
A senator's daughter (who can't help singing) follows her boyfriend West in the days of the California gold rush.
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Dragon Seed
MovieJul 20, 1944

Dragon Seed

Ling Tang and his family live on his prosperous farm in rural …
Ling Tang and his family live on his prosperous farm in rural Southern China and have not yet felt the impact of the Japanese invasion in the North. Tang's two oldest sons, Lao Ta Tan and Lao Er Tan are married and hard working while youngest son Lao San Tan remains a free spirit. Er's wife Jade is also willfully unconventional and desires to exercises her literacy skills by reading books, a most unfeminine practice in 1930's China. Tang's only daughter is married to Wu Lien, a city merchant who profits from selling Japanese goods. When the dreaded invasion reaches their village, the family is scattered as the sons join the resistance while Wu Lien survives by collaborating with the enemy.
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The Bridge of San Luis Rey
MovieFeb 11, 1944

The Bridge of San Luis Rey

A rope bridge over a gorge in …
A rope bridge over a gorge in the Peruvian Andes snaps, sending five people plunging to their deaths. A priest sets out to find out more about the life of each of the victims.
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1943
The Miracle of Morgan's Creek
MovieDec 1, 1943

The Miracle of Morgan's Creek

After an all-night send-off …
After an all-night send-off party for the troops, a small-town girl wakes up to find herself married and pregnant, but with no memory of her husband's identity.
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His Butler's Sister
MovieNov 26, 1943

His Butler's Sister

A young girl visits New York for two reasons: to see her half …
A young girl visits New York for two reasons: to see her half-brother, and to try to start a musical career.
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For Whom the Bell Tolls
MovieJul 14, 1943

For Whom the Bell Tolls

During the Spanish Civil …
During the Spanish Civil War, an American allied with the Republicans finds romance during a desperate mission to blow up a strategically important bridge.
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Five Graves to Cairo
MovieMay 26, 1943

Five Graves to Cairo

During World War II, an undercover British soldier tries get word …
During World War II, an undercover British soldier tries get word to the Allies that the Germans have tons of supplies buried in five excavations across Egypt.
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Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
Award1943

Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture

Won award for "For Whom the Bell Tolls".
Golden Globe Award
Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
Nomination1943

Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture

Nominated for "For Whom the Bell Tolls".
Golden Globe Award
Best Supporting Actor
Nomination1943

Best Supporting Actor

Nominated for "For Whom the Bell Tolls".
Academy Award
1942
Tortilla Flat
MovieMay 21, 1942

Tortilla Flat

Danny inherits two houses so Pilon and his lazy, impoverished …
Danny inherits two houses so Pilon and his lazy, impoverished friends move in. One of them, Pirate, is saving money which Pilon hopes to steal till he learns it is being saved to buy a gold candlestick for St. Francis. When one of the houses burns down and Danny is hurt fighting, Pilon makes an effort to make life better for his friend.
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1941
The Corsican Brothers
MovieNov 28, 1941

The Corsican Brothers

After their parents are killed, …
After their parents are killed, co-joined twin boys are separated, with one raised as a gentleman in Paris and the other in the mountains becoming a bandit.
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New York Town
MovieOct 31, 1941

New York Town

Victor Ballard is a poor but happy-go-lucky New York sidewalk …
Victor Ballard is a poor but happy-go-lucky New York sidewalk photographer who shares a studio apartment with a painter from Poland, Stefan Janowski. When Victor shoots a photo of Alexandra Curtis, he realizes she is desperate and in need of a friend who can guide her through the ways and means of surviving in Manhattan with no money.
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1940
Texas Rangers Ride Again
MovieDec 13, 1940

Texas Rangers Ride Again

With thousands of cattle …
With thousands of cattle being rustled from White Sage ranch the 1930's Texas Rangers are called in. They manage to get one of their agents into the gang by making them think he is the Pecos Kid on the lam.
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North West Mounted Police
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MovieOct 21, 1940

North West Mounted Police

Texas Ranger Dusty Rivers …
Texas Ranger Dusty Rivers ("Isn't that a contradiction in terms?", another character asks him) travels to Canada in the 1880s in search of Jacques Corbeau, who is wanted for murder. He wanders into the midst of the Riel Rebellion, in which Métis (people of French and Native heritage) and Natives want a separate nation. Dusty falls for nurse April Logan, who is also loved by Mountie Jim Brett. April's brother is involved with Courbeau's daughter Louvette, which leads to trouble during the battles between the rebels and the Mounties. Through it all Dusty is determined to bring Corbeau back to Texas (and April, too, if he can manage it.)
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The Great McGinty
MovieJul 24, 1940

The Great McGinty

Dan McGinty has great success in his chosen field of crooked …
Dan McGinty has great success in his chosen field of crooked politics, but he endangers it all in one crazy moment of honesty.
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1939
The Magnificent Fraud
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MovieJul 21, 1939

The Magnificent Fraud

In this lively programmer a …
In this lively programmer a con man hires a character actor to masqueraded as the recently assassinated dictator of a tiny Latin American country so he can bilk an arriving American ambassador out of his fortune.
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1938
Dangerous to Know
MovieMar 11, 1938

Dangerous to Know

A gangster tries to fix things so that he can marry a rich society …
A gangster tries to fix things so that he can marry a rich society woman.
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The Buccaneer
MovieJan 7, 1938

The Buccaneer

In the War of 1812, the British have sacked Washington and …
In the War of 1812, the British have sacked Washington and hope to capture New Orleans, where pirate Jean Lafitte romances blueblooded Annette de Remy and openly sells his loot in a pirates' market. But he never attacks American ships. Can the British bribe Lafitte to help them? Can Lafitte persuade American authorities of his loyalty? Will a love triangle between Annette and pretty Dutch girl Gretchen (survivor of a pirates' prize) bring about Lafitte's undoing?
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1937
King of Gamblers
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MovieApr 23, 1937

King of Gamblers

A fast moving and low budget crime drama seasoned with …
A fast moving and low budget crime drama seasoned with mystery & comedy. SPOILERS: Akim Tamiroff, Paramount's resident crime lord, runs all the illegal gambling activities in a major city. ...
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The Soldier and the Lady
MovieApr 9, 1937

The Soldier and the Lady

A Russian courier struggles …
A Russian courier struggles to deliver a message to the troops fighting Tartar invaders.
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1936
The General Died at Dawn
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MovieSep 2, 1936

The General Died at Dawn

In revolution-torn China, …
In revolution-torn China, American mercenary O'Hara is entrusted with a perilous mission, to get arms for the helpless authorities in a province ravaged by warlord General Yang. On the train to Shanghai, he meets Judy Perrie, whose father is in league with Yang. Will Judy regret agreeing to lure O'Hara to his doom, and if so, can she make it up to him? The balance of power seesaws to a perilous conclusion.
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Desire
MovieFeb 28, 1936

Desire

Madeleine steals a string of pearls in Paris and uses US …
Madeleine steals a string of pearls in Paris and uses US engineer Tom, who is driving on his vacation to Spain, to get the pearls out of France, but getting the pearls, back from him proves to be difficult without falling in love.
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Best Supporting Actor
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Nomination1936

Best Supporting Actor

Nominated for "The General Died at Dawn".
Academy Award
1935
Black Fury
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MovieApr 10, 1935

Black Fury

An immigrant coal miner finds himself in the middle of a …
An immigrant coal miner finds himself in the middle of a bitter labor dispute between the workers and the mine owners.
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Naughty Marietta
MovieMar 8, 1935

Naughty Marietta

In order to avoid a prearranged marriage, a rebellious French …
In order to avoid a prearranged marriage, a rebellious French princess sheds her identity and escapes to colonial New Orleans, where she finds an unlikely true love.
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1934
Sadie McKee
MovieMay 9, 1934

Sadie McKee

The life of Sadie McKee takes many twists and turns. She …
The life of Sadie McKee takes many twists and turns. She starts as the daughter of the cook for the well off Alderson family. Lawyer Michael Alderson likes Sadie but she runs off to New York City with boyfriend Tommy to get married. Before they get married, Tommy takes up with show girl Dolly and deserts her. Sadie stays in New York and becomes involved with Michael's boss, millionaire Brennan. She marries the chronically alcoholic Brennan for his money. Michael views her as a golddigger at first, but then sees her help Brennan beat his alcoholism. Sadie leaves Brennan to try and find Tommy when she hears that her old flame is in trouble. Little does she know just how much trouble.
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1932
Tamara Shayne
Marriage1932

Tamara Shayne

Tamara Shayne (25 November 1902 – 23 October 1983), …
Tamara Shayne (25 November 1902 – 23 October 1983), also known as Tamara Nikoulin, was a Russian-born actress long resident in the United States.
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1899
Akim Tamiroff
BirthOctober 1899

Akim Tamiroff

Akim Tamiroff was born.
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