Mikhail Rasumny

Mikhail Rasumny (May 13, 1884[1] in Odessa, Russian empire – February 17, 1956 in United States) was a Soviet- and American film actor.

Mikhail Rasumny
Rasumny and Gertrude Berg in "Hearts and Hollywood" on The Elgin Hour, 1954.
Born
Mikhail Razumnyy

(1884-05-13)May 13, 1884
DiedFebruary 17, 1956(1956-02-17) (aged 71)
Resting placeHollywood Forever Cemetery
OccupationTelevision, film actor
Years active1928-1956
Spouse(s)
Maria Schunzel (m. 1947)

Biography

Rasumny was born in Odessa, son of the famous cantor Solomon (Ephroim Zalmen) Razumny, who was chief cantor of the choral synagogues in Kishinev, Nikolayev, and Odessa.[2] After the death of his father in 1905 he moved to Saint Petersburg, where he began his theatrical career. He later moved to Moscow and emigrated to Berlin in 1927. In 1933 he opened in Paris a Yiddish revue theater "Der kundes", in 1934 another Yiddish company "Parizer Azazel", then in 1938 in New York — Yidishe dramatishe studie (Yiddish Dramatic Studio).

Rasumny married late in life, to Maria Schunzel, in 1947.[3] He was survived by his wife when he died in 1956, and was buried at Beth Olam Cemetery in Los Angeles.[4]

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1928The First KissEin Hoteldirektor & Harry, Peters Chauffeur
1928Rasputin, the Holy SinnerPurischkewitsch
1929Die Abenteurer G.m.b.H.
1929MascottchenMax, Painter
1929Diana
1929The Smuggler's Bride of MallorcaTaschendieb Cambero
1929Heilige oder Dirne
1930It Happens Every Day
1930Das alte Lied
1940Comrade Xarresting Russian officer
1941One Night in LisbonRestaurant ManagerUncredited
1941Forced LandingChristmas
1941Hold Back the Dawnthe mechanic
1941The Shanghai GestureThe Appraiser
1942Yokel BoyAmatoff
1942This Gun for HireSlukey
1942Are Husbands Necessary?PierreUncredited
1942Wake IslandIvan Probenzky
1942Road to MoroccoAhmed Fey
1943For Whom the Bell TollsRafael, the gypsywith Ingrid Bergman and Gary Cooper
1943HostagesJosephUncredited
1944And the Angels SingSchultz
1944Henry Aldrich Plays CupidKonradUncredited
1944Practically YoursLaCrosse
1945A Royal ScandalDrunken General
1945A Medal for BennyRaphael Catalina
1945The UnseenChester
1945Masquerade in MexicoPaolo
1945The Stork ClubMr. Coretti
1946Heartbeataspiring pickpocket Yves Cadubert
1946Our Hearts Were Growing UpBubchenko
1946Anna and the King of SiamAlak
1946Holiday in MexicoBaranga
1946Blue SkiesFrançois
1947Variety GirlMikhail RasumnyUncredited
1947Her Husband's Affairsmuddled inventor Emil Ginka
1947Pirates of MontereySergeant Pio
1948Song of My HeartSergei Ivanov / Stephen Ivanov
1948SaigonHotel Clerk
1948The Kissing BanditDon Jose
1949Free for AllDr. Axel Torgelson
1949The Pirates of CapriPepino
1950Hit Parade of 1951The Professor
1952Anything Can HappenTariel Godiedze
1953Tonight We SingNicolai
1953The Stars Are SingingLadowski
1956Hot BloodOld Johnny(final film role)

References


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