Tamiroff, Akim, 1899-1972.

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1899-10-29
Death 1972-09-17
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Actor.

From the description of Reminiscences of Akim Tamiroff : oral history, 1959. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122620246

Akim Tamiroff (1899-1972), originally from Russia, came to the United States with a Moscow Theatre group in 1923. Together with his wife Tamara Shayne, he conducted a make-up academy in New York. He appeared in plays on Broadway including "Wonderbar" with Al Jolson and "Miracle at Verdun" before heading to Hollywood to try the world of films. During his career of more than 35 years, he was nominated twice for an Academy award. He made his movie debut in the 1934 film "Lives of a Bengal Lancer" and later played a Cuban in "Anthony Adverse." He also had parts in "For Whom the Bell Tolls," "The Bridge of San Luis Rey," "Tenth Avenue Angel," "Outpost in Morocco," "Ride a Crooked Mile," and "Funeral in Berlin." He was known for his ability to portray a wide range of characters.

From the description of Akim Tamiroff papers, 1880-1972. (University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center). WorldCat record id: 182729593

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Subjects:

  • Actors--Interviews
  • Actors and actresses--20th century
  • Motion pictures--Production and direction
  • Method acting
  • Acting
  • Theater

Occupations:

  • Actors

Places:

  • United States (as recorded)