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Submitted by Bob Keser
Katz's Film Encyclopaedia [1979 edition]
Born on Oct.1, 1896, in Rangoon, Burma, to Burmese-Jewish parents.
A former schoolteacher in Rangoon and London, he made his stage debut in 1921 and his first London appearance in 1925. From 1930 he often shuttled between London and Broadway, where he scored as Disraeli in "Victoria Regina" in 1936. The following year he directed Helen Hayes in "The Merchant of Venice", in which he played the title role. In British films from the early 30s, he settled in Hollywood in the mid-50s and has since appeared almost exclusively in films and on TV, typically in foreign, often exotic, character parts.
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