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Paul Lukas ACTOR


Paul Lukas was born on May 26th, 1891 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary with the birth name Pál Lukács.  He graduated from the School for Dramatic Arts and then traveled to Kosice to pursue a career as an actor.  It took him about two years to get his career going, but in 1918 he was specializing in comedy.  He was earning quite a name for himself in Hungary, Germany and Austria working with Max Reinhardt.
In 1927 he relocated to Hollywood in pursuit of a film career and by 1933 he became a U.S. citizen.  He became quite a successful film actor appearing in such big screen features as, "Rockabye" (1932), "Grumpy" (1930), "The Lady Vanishes" (1938), "Ladies in Love" (1936), "The Casino Murder Case" (1935), and his most well known role and one for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor, "Watch on the Rhine" (1943).
Most viewers today will remember him from his role in 1954 as Professor Aronnax on the Walt Disney film, "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea".  He spent the remainder of his acting career making a number of television appearances.  He also never neglected his first love of being a stage actor.      

Paul Lukas married a total of three times, although his first marriage was very short lived.  His second wife was Gizella 'Daisy' Benes whom he married in 1927 and they remained together until she passed away in 1962.  His third wife was Annette M. Driesens whom he married in 1963 and they were together until he passed away on August 16th, 1971 in Tangier, Morocco from heart failure while he was on a vacation searching for a place to spend his retirement years.  He was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame located at 6841 Hollywood Blvd. 


1968 Sol Madrid
1963 55 Days at Peking
1963 Fun in Acapulco
1962 The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
1961 Tender Is the Night
1960 Scent of Mystery
1954 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
1950 Kim
1947 Whispering City
1947 The Unfaithful
1946 Temptation
1946 Don't Be A Sucker
1945 Experiment Perilous
1944 Address Unknown
1943 Watch on the Rhine
1943 Hostages
1941 They Dare Not Love
1941 The Monster and the Girl
1940 The Chinese Bungalow
1940 The Chinese Den
1940 Strange Cargo
1939 Captain Fury
1939 Lady in Distress
1939 Confessions of a Nazi Spy
1938 Dangerous Secrets
1938 The Lady Vanishes
1937 Espionage
1937 Dinner at the Ritz
1937 The Mutiny on the Elsinore
1937 Brief Ecstasy
1936 Ladies in Love
1935 I Found Stella Parish
1935 Father Brown, Detective
1935 The Three Musketeers
1935 The Casino Murder Case
1935 Age of Indiscretion
1934 The Countess of Monte Cristo
1934 I Give My Love
1934 The Fountain
1934 Affairs of A Gentleman
1934 Gift of Gab
1934 By Candlelight
1934 Glamour
1933 Grand Slam
1933 Captured
1933 Little Women
1933 Secret of the Blue Room
1933 Sing, Sinner, Sing
1933 The Kiss Before the Mirror
1932 Passport to Hell
1932 Rockabye
1932 Thunder Below
1932 Downstairs
1932 Tomorrow and Tomorrow
1932 No One Man
1931 Women Love Once
1931 The Beloved Bachelor
1931 Unfaithful
1931 Strictly Dishonorable
1931 The Vice Squad
1930 Anybody's Woman
1930 Slightly Scarlet
1930 Behind the Makeup
1930 Grumpy 
1930 The Benson Murder Case
1930 Young Eagles
1930 The Right to Love
1929 Illusion
1929 Half Way to Heaven
1929 The Wolf of Wall Street
1928 The Night Watch
1928 Manhattan Cocktail
1928 Woman from Moscow
1928 Hot News
1928 Two Lovers
1928 The Shopworn Angel
1928 Three Sinners
1928 Loves of an Actress  

Matinee Classics - 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea starring Kirk Douglas and James Mason
Matinee Classics - 55 Days at Peking starring Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner and David Niven
Matinee Classics - Kim starring Errol Flynn, Dean Stockwell, Paul Lukas, Robert Douglas, Thomas Gomez, Cecil Kellaway, Arnold Moss, Reginald Owen, Laurette Luez, Richard Hale, Roman Toporow and Ivan Triesault
Matinee Classics - Strange Cargo starring Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Ian Hunter, Peter Lorre, Paul Lukas, Albert Dekker, J. Edward Bromberg, Eduardo Ciannelli, John Arledge, Frederick Worlock, Bernard Nedell and Victor Varconi
Matinee Classics - The Ghost Breakers starring Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard, Richard Carlson, Paul Lukas, Willie Best, Pedro de Cordoba, Virginia Brissac, Noble Johnson, Anthony Quinn, Tom Dugan, Paul Fix and Lloyd Corrigan

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