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Zero Mostel

  • Feb 28, 1915 - Sep 08, 1977 (age 62)
  • 5' 11" (1.80 m)

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1997
Award1997

Grammy Hall of Fame

Won award for "Fiddler on the Roof".
1986
The Raggy Dolls
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TV ShowApr 3, 1986

The Raggy Dolls

The Raggy Dolls is a 1980s–1990s British cartoon series which …
The Raggy Dolls is a 1980s–1990s British cartoon series which originally aired on ITV from 1986 until 1994. The series is set in Mr Grimes' Toy Factory, where imperfect dolls are thrown into a reject bin. While unobserved by human eyes, the dolls come to life and climb out of the reject bin to have adventures. The series was designed to encourage children to think positively about physical disabilities, as well as teaching kindness, tolerance and humility towards others.
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1979
Ride of the Valkyrie
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MovieDec 21, 1979

Ride of the Valkyrie

An opera singer, dressed in full costume and dress, must …
An opera singer, dressed in full costume and dress, must navigate through the busy city streets to get to the theater in time for his performance.
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1978
Watership Down
MovieOct 14, 1978

Watership Down

A group of rabbits flee their doomed warren and face …
A group of rabbits flee their doomed warren and face many dangers to find and protect their new home.
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Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Nomination1978

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Nominated for "The Front".
BAFTA Award
1977
Zero Mostel
PersonalSeptember 1977

Zero Mostel

Zero Mostel passed away.
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Nomination1977

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Nominated for "The Front".
BAFTA Award
1976
The Front
MovieSep 17, 1976

The Front

In the 50's, in New York City, the screenplay writer Alfred …
In the 50's, in New York City, the screenplay writer Alfred Miller meets his apolitical friend, the cashier of restaurant and smalltime bookmaker Howard Prince and tells him that he can not work anymore since he is blacklisted. Prince offers to sell his scripts to the producer of a TV station using his own name and Alfred offers a 10% commission to Prince. Prince uses the money to pay his debts and improve his life and soon he offers his name to two other blacklisted writers. Meanwhile he dates the TV screenplay editor Florence Barrett. When the veteran actor Hecky Brown is blacklisted and fired by the producer Phil Sussman, the idealistic Florence quits her job. But when Hecky Brown commits suicide, Prince takes a stand against the unjust system.
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The Muppet Show
TV ShowSep 5, 1976

The Muppet Show

The Muppet Show is a comedy television series created by …
The Muppet Show is a comedy television series created by Jim Henson and featuring The Muppets. The series originated as two pilot episodes produced by Henson for ABC in 1974 and 1975, respectively. While neither episode was moved forward as a series and other networks in the United States rejected Henson's proposals, British producer Lew Grade expressed interest in the project and agreed to co-produce The Muppet Show for ATV. Five seasons, totalling 120 episodes, were broadcast on ATV and other ITV franchises in the UK and in first-run syndication in the US from 1976 to 1981. The programme was filmed at Elstree Studios, England.
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1975
Journey into Fear
MovieAug 8, 1975

Journey into Fear

An American geologist accidentally discovers oil in Turkish …
An American geologist accidentally discovers oil in Turkish mountains. An assassin is sent by someone to eliminate him because of that. He boards a passenger boat to try to escape. However, one of the passengers is the assassin.
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Fore Play
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MovieMar 1, 1975

Fore Play

Three vignettes about a man who buys a weird doll, a writer …
Three vignettes about a man who buys a weird doll, a writer who is visited by his muse and a kidnapper with very odd demands who holds a VIP.
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1974
Once Upon a Scoundrel
MovieAug 15, 1974

Once Upon a Scoundrel

Comic genius shines through …
Comic genius shines through in Zero Mostel's brilliant and hilarious portrayal of Senor Carlos de Refugio, a wealthy landowner known for his roguish and selfish acts. Refugio's desire for ...
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Rhinoceros
MovieJan 21, 1974

Rhinoceros

A boozing young man in love with his co-worker finds that …
A boozing young man in love with his co-worker finds that everyone around him, even his pompous and condescending best friend, is changing into a rhinoceros.
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Nomination1974

Best Actor in a Play

Nominated for "Ulysses in Nighttown".
Tony Award
Award1974

Outstanding Performance

Won award for "Ulysses in Nighttown".
Drama Desk Award
Nomination1974

Outstanding Performance

Nominated for "Ulysses in Nighttown".
Drama Desk Award
1973
Marco
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MovieDec 1, 1973

Marco

Marco Polo, the well known adventurer and merchant's …
Marco Polo, the well known adventurer and merchant's son from Venice in Italy, travels all through asia to find the great Khan. Once there he posesses his protection to merchandise between China and Europe but he prefers to seek out for more adventures.
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Saga of Sonora
MovieMay 3, 1973

Saga of Sonora

TV special which starred Vince Edwards as a hero who must …
TV special which starred Vince Edwards as a hero who must stop gold-greedy villians, Jill St. John and Zero Mostel, and prove his love to his girl Leslie Ann Warren. This was a TV special ...
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1972
The Hot Rock
MovieJan 26, 1972

The Hot Rock

Dr. Amusa approaches Dortmunder about a valuable gem in a …
Dr. Amusa approaches Dortmunder about a valuable gem in a museum that is of great signifigance to his people in Africa, stolen during colonial times. Dortmunder assembles a crack team of cat burglars and hatches an elaborate plan for stealing the gem. Despite their care and experience, circumstances and plain bad luck keep the gem just out of their reach.
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1971
The Electric Company
TV ShowOct 25, 1971

The Electric Company

The Electric Company was a half-hour television show aimed …
The Electric Company was a half-hour television show aimed at children of elementary school age that was designed to be both educational and entertaining. It consisted of sketches, cartoons, and songs, and its large cast included a relatively unknown Morgan Freeman, who played characters such as Vincent the Vegetable Vampire and Easy Reader. Recurring cartoon segments included The Adventures of Letterman, in which a superhero had to defeat an arch-nemesis who could transform one word into another by changing a single letter, as well as new Roadrunner and Wile E. Coyote episodes created especially for the show and a cartoon featuring the Blond-haired Cartoon Man, voiced by Mel Brooks. Recurring live-action sketches included Spidey
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1970
The Flip Wilson Show
TV ShowSep 17, 1970

The Flip Wilson Show

The Flip Wilson Show is an hour-long variety show that …
The Flip Wilson Show is an hour-long variety show that originally aired in the US on NBC from September 17, 1970 to June 27, 1974. The show starred American comedian Flip Wilson; the program was one of the first American television programs starring a black person in the title role to become highly successful with a white audience. Specifically, it was the first successful network variety series starring an African American. During its first two seasons, its Nielsen ratings made it the nation's second most watched show.
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Josie and the Pussycats
TV ShowSep 12, 1970

Josie and the Pussycats

Josie and the Pussycats …
Josie and the Pussycats (formatted as Josie and the Pussy Cats in the opening titles) is an American animated television series, based upon the Archie Comics comic book series of the same name created by Dan DeCarlo. Produced for Saturday morning television by Hanna-Barbera Productions, 16 episodes of Josie and the Pussycats aired on CBS during the 1970–71 television season and were rerun during the 1971–72 season. In 1972, the show was re-conceptualized as Josie and the Pussycats in Outer Space, 16 episodes of which aired on CBS during the 1972–73 season and were rerun the following season until January 1974. Reruns of the original series alternated between CBS, ABC, and NBC from 1974 through 1976. This brought its national Saturday morning TV run on three networks to six years.
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The Angel Levine
MovieJul 28, 1970

The Angel Levine

Morris Mishkin is a elderly religious Jew in New York. His wife …
Morris Mishkin is a elderly religious Jew in New York. His wife Fanny is very ill. He's a tailor, but he can't work because his back has given out. He doesn't even have enough money for Fanny's medicine. Finally, a black fellow appears from nowhere in the Mishkin kitchen. He says he's an angel from God, sent to help Mishkin. The black angel is even Jewish, named Alex Levine? But will Morris believe in the angel? And can the angel perform the miracle that he promises?
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1969
Sesame Street
TV ShowNov 10, 1969

Sesame Street

Sesame Street is an American educational children's …
Sesame Street is an American educational children's television series that combines live action, sketch comedy, animation and puppetry. It is produced by Sesame Workshop (known as the Children's Television Workshop (CTW) until June 2000) and was created by Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett. The program is known for its images communicated through the use of Jim Henson's Muppets, and includes short films, with humor and cultural references. The series premiered on November 10, 1969, to positive reviews, some controversy, and high viewership; it has aired on the U.S.'s national public television provider PBS since its debut, with its first run moving to premium channel HBO on January 16, 2016.
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The Great Bank Robbery
MovieSep 10, 1969

The Great Bank Robbery

Lyda Kabanov and her …
Lyda Kabanov and her assortment of buddies pose as leaders of the only church in Friendly, Texas, their intention being to rob the fortress-like bank built by the Brothers James, Dalton, and Younger to house their ill-gotten gold. Arriving in town on dust-covered feet, Lyda is introduced by phony evangelist Pious Blue as "my cousin" and she promptly opens her dress and displays her voluptuous charms.
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Mastermind
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MovieAug 12, 1969

Mastermind

Zero Mostel plays an inspector on the trail of criminals who …
Zero Mostel plays an inspector on the trail of criminals who have captured a robot called Chatze (sp?) played by Felix Sillas. The inspector has delusions that he is a great Samurai warrior...
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1968
Great Catherine
MovieNov 29, 1968

Great Catherine

Slapstick comedy based on the play by George Bernard …
Slapstick comedy based on the play by George Bernard Shaw. A stiff English officer, captain Charles Edstaston (Peter O'Toole), and his fiancée Claire arrive in St. Petersburg. Edstaston is brought to the imperial court to seek audience with the empress Catherine (Jeanne Moreau). He obtains an interview with her courtier, the drunken Potemkin (Zero Mostel), who ends up carrying him in his arms to the empress and dumping him into her royal bed. From this moment on, the hapless Edstaston endeavours to escape from the clutches of the sex-crazed empress and leave the city with his English fiancée.
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The Dick Cavett Show
TV ShowMar 4, 1968

The Dick Cavett Show

This particular series combines several "The Dick Cavett …
This particular series combines several "The Dick Cavett Show" on ABC: ABC This Morning/The Dick Cavett Show ABC Daytime March 1968 - January 1969 The Dick Cavett Show ABC Primetime May 1969 - September 1969 The Dick Cavett Show ABC Late Night December 1969 - January 1975 The Dick Cavett Show ABC Late Night September - December 1986
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Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
TV ShowJan 22, 1968

Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In

Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In …
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (often simply referred to as Laugh-In) is an American sketch comedy television program that ran for 140 episodes from January 22, 1968 to March 12, 1973 on the NBC television network, hosted by comedians Dan Rowan and Dick Martin. It originally aired as a one-time special on September 9, 1967 and was such a success that it was brought back as a series, replacing The Man from U.N.C.L.E. on Mondays at 8 pm (ET).
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Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Nomination1968

Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or C…

Nominated for "The Producers".
Golden Globe Award
1967
The Producers
MovieNov 22, 1967

The Producers

Producers Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom make money by …
Producers Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom make money by producing a sure-fire flop.
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1966
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
MovieOct 16, 1966

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to …

Pseudolus (Zero Mostel) is …
Pseudolus (Zero Mostel) is the laziest slave in Rome, and has one wish, to purchase his freedom. When his master and mistress leave for the day, he finds out that the young master has fallen in love with a virgin in the house of Marcus Lycus (Phil Silvers), a slave dealer specializing in beautiful women. Pseudolus concocts a deal in which he will be freed if he can procure the girl for young Hero (Michael Crawford). Of course, it can't be that simple as everything begins to go wrong.
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1965
The Dean Martin Show
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TV ShowSep 16, 1965

The Dean Martin Show

The Dean Martin Show, not to be confused with the Dean …
The Dean Martin Show, not to be confused with the Dean Martin Variety Show (1959–1960), is a TV variety-comedy series that ran from 1965 to 1974 for 264 episodes. It was broadcast by NBC and hosted by entertainer Dean Martin. The theme song to the series was his 1964 hit "Everybody Loves Somebody".
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Nomination1965

Best Actor in a Musical

Nominated for "Fiddler on the Roof".
Tony Award
Nomination1965

Best Performances

Nominated for "Fiddler on the Roof".
Outer Critics Circle Award
Award1965

Best Performances

Won award for "Fiddler on the Roof".
Outer Critics Circle Award
Award1965

Best Actor in a Musical

Won award for "Fiddler on the Roof".
Tony Award
1963
Best Actor in a Musical
Nomination1963

Best Actor in a Musical

Nominated for "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum".
Tony Award
Best Actor in a Musical
Award1963

Best Actor in a Musical

Won award for "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum".
Tony Award
1962
The Merv Griffin Show
TV ShowOct 1, 1962

The Merv Griffin Show

The Merv Griffin Show is an …
The Merv Griffin Show is an American television talk show starring Merv Griffin. The series ran from October 1, 1962 to March 29, 1963 on NBC, May 1965 to August 15, 1969 in first-run syndication, from August 18, 1969 to February 11, 1972 at 11:30 PM ET weeknights on CBS and again in first-run syndication from February 14, 1972 to September 5, 1986.
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The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
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TV ShowOct 1, 1962

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

The Tonight Show Starring …
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson was an American talk show hosted by Johnny Carson under the Tonight Show franchise that aired on NBC from October 1, 1962 through May 22, 1992. It originally aired during late-night. For its first decade, Johnny Carson's The Tonight Show was based at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City, with some episodes recorded at NBC's West Coast studios in Burbank, California; on May 1, 1972, the show moved to Burbank as its main venue and remained there exclusively after May 1973 until Carson's retirement. In 2002, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson was ranked No. 12 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time, and in 2013 it was ranked No. 22 on their list of 60 Best Series.
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1961
The Mike Douglas Show
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TV ShowDec 11, 1961

The Mike Douglas Show

The Mike Douglas Show was …
The Mike Douglas Show was an American daytime television talk show that was hosted by Mike Douglas. Initially, it aired only in Cleveland during much of its first two years, followed by expansion to Philadelphia and nationwide. It went into syndication in 1963 and remained on television until 1981. It was distributed by Westinghouse Broadcasting, and for much of its run, originated from studios of two of the company's TV stations in Cleveland and Philadelphia.
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Best Actor in a Play
Award1961

Best Actor in a Play

Won award for "Rhinoceros".
Tony Award
Best Actor in a Play
Nomination1961

Best Actor in a Play

Nominated for "Rhinoceros".
Tony Award
1959
The Play of the Week
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TV ShowOct 12, 1959

The Play of the Week

The Play of the Week was an American anthology series of …
The Play of the Week was an American anthology series of televised stage plays which aired in NTA Film Network syndication from October 12, 1959 to May 1, 1961.
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Zero Mostel
MovieApr 2, 1959

Zero Mostel

Zero Mostel released.
Award1959

Distinguished Performance by an Actor

Won award for "Ulysses in Nighttown".
Obie Award
1951
The Model and the Marriage Broker
MovieNov 1, 1951

The Model and the Marriage Broker

Mae Swasey works as a …
Mae Swasey works as a notary, but her primary business is as a matchmaker, the notary sign on her office door to provide some anonymity to her matchmaking clients, some who would be embarrassed to use such a service. As her matchmaking clients are generally the types of people who would not be able to find a partner on their own, she often needs to act the counselor and advisor as well to reach her and her clients' ultimate goal of matrimony. She is providing a freebie to Matt Hornbeck, a radiologist who initially doesn't know what she does or that she is trying to set him up with one of her true clients. After finding out what she was doing and being burned by the experience, Matt decides he would rather be a confirmed bachelor. Meanwhile, by chance, Mae meets Kitty Bennett, a department store model who also doesn't know what Mae does for a living. Mae learns that Kitty has just found out her boyfriend is married. Being a good judge of human character in such situations doing what she does for a living, Mae knows that he will do or say anything to keep Kitty, she the type of girl who probably doesn't have the willpower to say no to him. So Mae takes it upon herself to help Kitty, both by getting rid of the married boyfriend, and setting her up with who she thinks would be Kitty's perfect match, namely confirmed bachelor Matt who may not fall for Mae's scheming the second time around despite the catch being beautiful Kitty. Kitty, too, may view a relationship with Matt differently if she knew she was being manipulated, especially by someone in Mae's profession. Through it all, Mae deep down realizes that she herself is missing out on love, she feeling that it may have passed her by based on her own romantic history.
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The Guy Who Came Back
MovieAug 16, 1951

The Guy Who Came Back

Former football star Harry …
Former football star Harry Joplin is down on his luck, both in his career and in his married life. He seems convinced of his own unworthiness, but a chance to play in a charity football ...
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Mr. Belvedere Rings the Bell
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MovieAug 1, 1951

Mr. Belvedere Rings the Bell

An urbane, sharp-tongued …
An urbane, sharp-tongued expert on how to stay young interrupts a lecturing tour to prove his theory at a dilapidated old people's home. To the despair of his agent and the alarm of the priest running it, he infiltrates the home by lying about his age and sets about lifting the occupants' spirits and making them feel young again.
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Sirocco
MovieJun 1, 1951

Sirocco

In 1925 Damascus Harry Smith runs guns to the rebels under …
In 1925 Damascus Harry Smith runs guns to the rebels under Emir Hassan. The French arrest him along with others and force him to sell weapons to them. He develops an interest in French intelligence officer Feroud's mistress Violette.
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The Enforcer
MovieJan 25, 1951

The Enforcer

After years of pursuit, Assistant D.A. Martin Ferguson has a …
After years of pursuit, Assistant D.A. Martin Ferguson has a good case against Murder, Inc. boss Albert Mendoza. Mendoza is in jail and his lieutenant Joseph Rico is going to testify. But Rico falls to his death and Ferguson must work through the night going over everything to build the case anew.
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1950
Panic in the Streets
MovieJun 12, 1950

Panic in the Streets

When a body is found in the New Orleans docks, it's pretty …
When a body is found in the New Orleans docks, it's pretty obvious that he died from gun shot wounds. The police surgeon notices that the man is also displaying other symptoms and Lt. Commander Clint Reed, a doctor with the U.S. Public Health Service, diagnoses a highly contagious disease, pneumonic plague. He tries to convince local officials to find everyone who may have been in contact with the dead man. The Mayor supports his efforts but many, including the police, are doubtful. Reed wants to avoid publicity so as not to panic the public. They have little information to go on - they don't know the dead man's identity - and Reed estimates they have 48 hours before disease begins to spread. With police Capt. Tom Warren going through the motions, Reed sets out to find the killers.
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1948
The Ed Sullivan Show
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TV ShowJun 20, 1948

The Ed Sullivan Show

The Ed Sullivan Show was an American television variety …
The Ed Sullivan Show was an American television variety show that ran on CBS from June 20, 1948, to June 6, 1971, and was hosted by New York entertainment columnist Ed Sullivan. It was replaced in September 1971 by the CBS Sunday Night Movie.
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Tobias Mostel
Child1948

Tobias Mostel

Tobias Mostel born.
1946
Josh Mostel
ChildDecember 1946

Josh Mostel

Joshua Mostel (born December 21, 1946) is an American actor, …
Joshua Mostel (born December 21, 1946) is an American actor, with numerous film and Broadway credits. The son of Zero Mostel, he is best known for his supporting roles in films such as Jesus Christ Superstar (1973), Harry and Tonto (1974), Sophie's Choice (1982), City Slickers (1991), Billy Madison (1995), and Big Daddy (1999).
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1944
Kathryn Harkin
MarriageJuly 1944

Kathryn Harkin

Married Kathryn Harkin.
1943
Du Barry Was a Lady
MovieMay 30, 1943

Du Barry Was a Lady

A night club's coatroom attendant who's in-love with the club's …
A night club's coatroom attendant who's in-love with the club's singer accidentally sips a drugged drink that makes him dream he's French King Louis XV courting the infamous Madame Du Barry.
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1939
Clara Sverd
MarriageJuly 1939

Clara Sverd

Married Clara Sverd.
1915
Zero Mostel
BirthFebruary 1915

Zero Mostel

Zero Mostel was born.
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