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Sig Ruman ACTOR


Sig Ruman was born on October 11th, 1884 in Hamburg, Germany with the birth name Siegfried Albon Rumann.  After high school he went on to study electrical engineering but later decided he wanted to pursue a career as an actor.
Prior to making the move to the United States he served in the German Army during World War I and in 1924, he moved to the United States in hopes of finding work as an actor.

Ruman befriended George S. Kaufman, a playwright and was able to find stage work, soon adding a number of Broadway roles to his resume.  Along with working as a stage actor, he began adding film work to his credits with some of his early career roles being on, "Lucky Boy" (1928) starring George Jessel, Gwen Lee, Richard Tucker and Gayne Whitman, John Ford's "The World Moves On" (1934) starring Madeleine Carroll, Franchot Tone, Louise Dresser, Reginald Denny, Dudley Digges, Lumsden Hare, Russell Simpson and Stepin Fetchit and "A Night at the Opera" (1935) starring alongside Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Kitty Carlisle, Allan Jones, Margaret Dumont and Walter Woolf King.
Over the course of his career, he would add over 100 film and television roles to his resume.  Some of his more well known films being, "A Day at the Races" (1937) starring the three Marx Brothers, Groucho, Chico and Harpo with Margaret Dumont, Allan Jones, Dudley Dickerson, Robert Middlemass, Douglass Dumbrille and Maureen O'Sullivan, "Girls on Probation" (1938) starring with Jane Bryan, Ronald Reagan, Sheila Bromley, Elisabeth Risdon, Henry O'Neill, Dorothy Peterson and Susan Hayward, "Confessions of a Nazi Spy" (1939) starring Edward G. Robinson, Francis Lederer, George Sanders, Henry O'Neill, Dorothy Tree, Ward Bond, Joe Sawyer and Paul Lukas, "To Be or Not To Be" (1942) co-starring Carole Lombard, Jack Benny, Robert Stack, Felix Bressart, Lionel Atwill and Stanley Ridges, "The Hitler Gang" (1944) narrated by Albert Dekker and starring Bobby Watson as Adolph Hitler, Roman Bohnen, Victor Varconi, Martin Kosleck and Luis Van Rooten, "A Night in Casablanca" (1946) starring the Marx Brothers, Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx along with Charles Drake, Paul Harvey, Dan Seymour, Lois Collier and Lewis Russell, "Stalag 17" (1953) starring William Holden, Don Taylor, Robert Strauss, Neville Brand, Harvey Lembeck, Don Taylor, Otto Preminger, Richard Erdman, Gil Stratton and Peter Graves and "The Glenn Miller Story" (1954) starring James Stewart, June Allyson, Harry Morgan, George Tobias, Barton MacLane, Nino Tempo, Charles Drake and Marion Ross and another John Ford Classic film "The Wings of Eagles" (1957) starring John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Dan Dailey, Ward Bond, Ken Curtis, Edmund Lowe, Kenneth Tobey, Willis Bouchey, Barry Kelley, Dorothy Jordan and Tige Andrews.
Along with his many film roles, he also appeared on a variety of television series such as, "The Addams Family", "Where's Raymond?", "The Halls of Ivy", "Private Secretary", "Lawman", "The Tab Hunter Show", "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis", "Hank", "One Step Beyond", "Daniel Boone" and "Petticoat Junction".
Sig Ruman passed away from a heart attack on February 14th, 1967 in Julian, California.  His remains were interred at a Julian Cemetery in San Diego, California. 


1966         Way... Way Out
1966         The Fortune Cookie
1966         The Last of the Secret Agents?
1965         The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 
1965         Hank 
1965         The Addams Family
1965         Petticoat Junction 
1965         36 Hours
1964         Daniel Boone 
1964         Robin and the 7 Hoods
1963         The Danny Kaye Show 
1963         Munroe 
1962         The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis 
1958-1962     Maverick 
1962         Pete and Gladys
1961         The Joey Bishop Show
1961         One, Two, Three
1961         The Errand Boy
1961         The Tab Hunter Show
1960         Johnny Staccato
1960         Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond 
1960         The Dinah Shore Chevy Show
1959         G.E. True Theater 
1959         Lawman 
1957         The Gale Storm Show: Oh, Susanna
1957         The Wings of Eagles
1957         Private Secretary 
1955         Spy Chasers
1955         The Halls of Ivy
1955         Where's Raymond?
1955         Many Rivers to Cross
1955         Carolina Cannonball
1954         3 Ring Circus
1954         Willy 
1954         White Christmas
1954         Living It Up
1954         The Glenn Miller Story
1953         Houdini
1953         Die Jungfrau auf dem Dach
1953         Stalag 17
1953         Ma and Pa Kettle on Vacation
1952         Life with Luigi
1952         Full House
1952         The World in His Arms
1951         On the Riviera
1950         Father Is a Bachelor
1949         Border Incident
1948         Give My Regards to Broadway
1948         The Emperor Waltz
1948         If You Knew Susie
1947         Mother Wore Tights
1946         Faithful in My Fashion
1946         Night and Day
1946         A Night in Casablanca
1945         She Went to the Races
1945         The Dolly Sisters
1945         Men in Her Diary
1945         A Royal Scandal
1944         House of Frankenstein
1944         Summer Storm
1944         It Happened Tomorrow
1944         The Hitler Gang
1943         The Song of Bernadette
1943         Government Girl
1943         Sweet Rosie O'Grady
1943         They Came to Blow Up America
1943         Tarzan Triumphs
1942         China Girl
1942         Desperate Journey
1942         Berlin Correspondent
1942         Enemy Agents Meet Ellery Queen
1942         Crossroads
1942         Remember Pearl Harbor
1942         To Be or Not to Be
1941         This Woman Is Mine
1941         World Premiere
1941         Shining Victory
1941         Love Crazy
1941         The Wagons Roll at Night
1941         That Uncertain Feeling
1941         The Man Who Lost Himself
1941         So Ends Our Night
1940         Victory
1940         Comrade X
1940         Bitter Sweet
1940         Four Sons
1940         I Was an Adventuress
1940         Outside the Three-Mile Limit
1940         Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet
1939         Remember?
1939         Ninotchka
1939         Only Angels Have Wings
1939         Confessions of a Nazi Spy
1939         Never Say Die
1939         Honolulu
1938         The Great Waltz
1938         Girls on Probation
1938         Suez
1938         I'll Give a Million
1938         The Saint in New York
1938         Paradise for Three
1937         Thank You, Mr. Moto
1937         Nothing Sacred
1937         Heidi
1937         Lancer Spy
1937         Thin Ice
1937         Love Under Fire
1937         Think Fast, Mr. Moto
1937         A Day at the Races
1937         This Is My Affair
1937         The Great Hospital Mystery
1937         Midnight Taxi
1937         Maytime
1937         Seventh Heaven
1937         On the Avenue
1936         The Bold Caballero
1936         The Princess Comes Across
1935         East of Java
1935         A Night at the Opera
1935         The Farmer Takes a Wife
1935         Spring Tonic
1935         The Wedding Night
1935         Under Pressure
1934         Marie Galante
1934         Servants' Entrance
1934         The World Moves On
1929         Die K√∂nigsloge
1928         Lucky Boy

Matinee Classics - Many Rivers to Cross starring Robert Taylor, Eleanor Parker, Victor McLaglen, Jeff Richards, Russ Tamblyn, James Arness, Alan Hale Jr., John Hudson, Rhys Williams, Josephine Hutchinson, Sig Ruman, Rosemary DeCamp, Russell Johnson and Abel Fernandez
Matinee Classics - Marie Galante starring Spencer Tracy, Ketti Gallian, Ned Sparks, Helen Morgan, Sig Rumann, Leslie Fenton, Arthur Byron, Robert Loraine and Frank Darien
Matinee Classics - Nothing Sacred starring Carole Lombard, Fredric March, Walter Connolly, Charles Winninger, Sig Ruman, Frank Fay, Troy Brown Sr., Max 'Slapsie Maxie' Rosenbloom and Margaret Hamilton
Matinee Classics - Remember Pearl Harbor starring Don 'Red' Barry, Alan Curtis, Fay McKenzie, Sig Ruman, Ian Keith, Rhys Williams, Maynard Holmes, Diana Del Rio, Robert Emmett Keane, Sammy Stein, Paul Fung and James B. Leong
Matinee Classics - Stalag 17 starring William Holden, Don Taylor, Otto Preminger, Robert Strauss, Harvey Lembeck, Peter Graves, Sig Ruman, Neville Brand, Richard Erdman, Michael Moore, Peter Baldwin, Robinson Stone, Robert Shawley, William Pierson, Gil Stratton, Jay Lawrence, Erwin Kalser and Paul Salata
Matinee Classics - Tarzan Triumphs starring Johnny Weismuller, Johnny Sheffield, Frances Gifford, Stanley Ridges, Sig Ruman, Philip Van Zandt, Rex Williams and Pedro de Cordoba
Matinee Classics - That Uncertain Feeling starring Melvyn Douglas, Merle Oberon, Burgess Meredith, Alan Mowbray, Olive Blakeney, Harry Davenport, Sig Ruman, Eve Arden and Richard Carle
Matinee Classics - The Bold Caballero starring Robert Livingston, Heather Angel, Sig Ruman, Ian Wolfe, Robert Warwick, Emily Fitzroy and Charles Stevens
Matinee Classics - The Glenn Miller Story starring James Stewart, June Allyson, Harry Morgan, Charles Drake, George Tobias, Barton MacLane, Sig Ruman, Marion Ross, Nino Tempo, Louis Armstrong, Frances Langford, Irving Bacon, Kathleen Lockhart, Gene Krupa, James Bell and Katharine Warren

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