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AKIM TAMIROFF BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
 
Akim Tamiroff was born with the birth name Akim Mikhailovich Tamiroff on October 29th, 1899 in  Tiflis, Russian Empire now Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia.  When he was nineteen years old he decided to pursue a career as an actor and out of 500 applicants, he was chosen to attend the Moscow Art Theater School.  After studying there he begun his career as a stage actor. 
 
During one of his stage tours he traveled to New York City and liked it so much he decided to stay there.  He was hired to work on Broadway and worked steadily between 1920 and the 1930's with the Theatre Guild.  Akim then felt it was time to see if he could move his career towards working in the film industry.
 
In 1932 he moved to Los Angeles and debuted in the film, "Okay America" (1932).  This role followed with a number of other small parts.  Then in 1934 he did a total of twelve films and in 1935, fifteen films completed in one year.  Some of his early films roles were on, "The Lives of Bengal Lancer"(1935) and then received the title role in the film, "The General Died at Dawn" (1936) for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.  A number more of film roles followed such as, "High, Wide, and Handsome" (1937), "The Buccaneer" (1938), "The Great McGinty" (1940), "The Corsican Brothers" (1941), "For Whom the Bell Tolls" (1943), "The Miracle of Morgan's Creek" (1944), "Touch of Evil" (1958), "Ocean's Eleven" (1960) and "Alphaville" (1965) amongst many others.
 
He is most remembered for his role as the boss in the Great McGinty inspired cartoon character, Boris Badenov.  He also remained on call for Welles's unfinished film, "Don Quixote" (1992), which was released twenty years after he passed away. 
 
Tamiroff married only once to Tamara Shayne who he remained with until he passed away on September 17th, 1972 from cancer.  His remains were cremated and ashes were scattered.  He was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution to the Motion Picture Industry.  He was a very earthy and flamboyant character and will always be remembered as one of the greatest character actors of all times. 
 

Filmography

1992 Don Quixote
1979 The Girl Who Couldn't Say No
1970 Moto Shel Yehudi
1969 The Great Bank Robbery
1969 Deadly Sanctuary
1969 100 Rifles
1969 Then Came Bronson: Pilot
1968 Great Catherine
1968 A Man Called Amen
1968 Adultery Italian Style
1967 The Vulture
1967 A Rose for Everyone
1966 The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Jingle Bells Affair
1966 After the Fox
1966 I nostri mariti
1966 Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N.
1966 Hotel Paradiso
1966 Un gangster venuto da Brooklyn
1965 The Liquidator
1965 Blue Panther
1965 Marco the Magnificent
1965 Crime on a Summer Morning
1965 Alphaville
1965 Lord Jim
1965 The Dolls
1964 Spuit Elf
1964 Topkapi
1964 Panic Button
1964 La tulipe noire
1963 Breaking Point: A Pelican in the Wilderness
1963 The Defenders: The Trial of Twenty-Two
1963 Invasion 1700
1963 Naked City: The Highest of Prizes
1962 Una regina per Cesare
1962 The Trial
1962 The Reluctant Saint
1962 Naked City: ...And If Any Are Frozen, Warm Them... 
1962 The Dick Powell Theatre: View from the Eiffel Tower
1962 Route 66: Blues for the Left Foot
1961 Tartar Invasion
1961 I briganti italiani
1961 The Last Judgment
1961 Romanoff and Juliet
1961 Wagon Train: The Joe Muharich Story
1961 Bondage Gladiator Sexy
1961 La moglie di mio marito
1960 Ocean's Eleven
1960 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse: Thunder in the Night
1960 Johnny Ringo: The Assassins
1959 The DuPont Show with June Allyson: Love Is a Headache
1959 Desert Desperados
1959 The Widow
1958 The Rifleman: New Orleans Menace
1958 Me and the Colonel
1958 Touch of Evil
1958 The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show 
1958 The DuPont Show of the Month: Aladdin
1957 Battle Hell
1957 Producers' Showcase: The Great Sebastians
1957 Playhouse 90: The Miracle Worker
1956 Anastasia
1956 Ethel Barrymore Theater: This Is Villa
1956 Cartouche
1956 The Black Sleep
1956 Four Star Playhouse: One Forty-Two
1955 Climax!: To Wake at Midnight
1955 The Best of Broadway: Broadway
1955 The Chocolate Soldier
1955 Mr. Arkadin
1954 You Know What Sailors Are
1954 They Who Dare
1954 The Black Forest
1953 Desert Legion
1952 Schlitz Playhouse: Trouble in Pier Twelve
1949 Black Magic
1949 Outpost in Morocco
1948 Relentless
1948 My Girl Tisa
1947 The Gangster
1947 Fiesta
1946 A Scandal in Paris
1945 Pardon My Past
1944 Can't Help Singing
1944 Dragon Seed
1944 The Bridge of San Luis Rey
1944 The Miracle of Morgan's Creek
1943 His Butler's Sister
1943 For Whom the Bell Tolls
1943 Five Graves to Cairo
1942 Tortilla Flat
1942 Reap the Wild Wind
1941 The Corsican Brothers
1941 New York Town
1940 The Texas Rangers Ride Again
1940 North West Mounted Police
1940 The Great McGinty
1940 Untamed
1940 The Way of All Flesh
1939 Disputed Passage
1939 Honeymoon in Bali
1939 The Magnificent Fraud
1939 Union Pacific
1939 King of Chinatown
1939 Paris Honeymoon
1938 Ride a Crooked Mile
1938 Spawn of the North
1938 Dangerous to Know
1938 The Buccaneer
1937 This Way Please
1937 High, Wide, and Handsome
1937 The Great Gambini
1937 King of Gamblers
1937 The Soldier and the Lady
1937 Her Husband Lies
1936 The Jungle Princess
1936 The General Died at Dawn
1936 Anthony Adverse
1936 Desire
1936 Woman Trap
1936 The Story of Louis Pasteur
1936 I Loved a Soldier
1935 The Last Outpost
1935 Two-Fisted
1935 The Big Broadcast of 1936
1935 The Gay Deception
1935 Ladies Love Danger
1935 China Seas
1935 Paris in Spring
1935 Go Into Your Dance
1935 Reckless
1935 Black Fury
1935 Naughty Marietta
1935 The Winning Ticket
1935 La veuve joyeuse
1935 The Lives of a Bengal Lancer
1934 Here Is My Heart
1934 The Captain Hates the Sea
1934 Lady by Choice
1934 The Merry Widow
1934 Chained
1934 Now and Forever
1934 Straight Is the Way
1934 Whom the Gods Destroy
1934 The Great Flirtation
1934 Sadie McKee
1934 The Scarlet Empress
1934 Fugitive Lovers
1933 Queen Christina
1933 The Devil's in Love
1933 Storm at Daybreak
1933 Professional Sweetheart
1933 The Barbarian
1933 Gabriel Over the White House
1933 Clear All Wires!
1932 Okay, America! 





Matinee Classics - Anastasia starring Ingrid Bergman, Yul Brynner, Helen Hayes, Akim Tamiroff, Martita Hunt, Felix Aylmer, Sacha Pitoeff, Ivan Desny, Natalie Schafer, Gregoire Gromoff, Karel Stepanek, Ina De La Haye and Katherine Kath
Matinee Classics - Ocean's Eleven starring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, Richard Conte, Joey Bishop, Henry Silva, Buddy Lester, Richard Benedict, Norman Fell, Clem Harvey, Angie Dickinson, Cesar Romero, Patrice Wymore, Akim Tamiroff, Ilka Chase, Jean Willes, Hank Henry, Lew Gallo and Robert Foulk
Matinee Classics - Outpost in Morocco starring George Raft, Marie Windsor, Akim Tamiroff, John Litel, Ernö Verebes, Eduard Franz, CRane Whitley and Damian O'Flynn
Matinee Classics - Panic Button starring Maurice Chevalier, Eleanor Parker, Jayne Mansfield, Mike Connors, Akim Tamiroff, Carlo Croccolo and Vincent Barbi


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