George Tobias

George Tobias

  • Born on
    • July 14th, 1901
  • Died on
    • February 27th, 1980
​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia George Tobias (July 14, 1901 – February 27, 1980) was an American character actor. Born to a Jewish family in New York, he began his acting career at the Pasadena Playhouse in Pasadena, California. He then spent several years in theater groups before moving on to Broadway and, eventually, Hollywood. In 1939, Tobias signed with Warner Brothers, where he played in supporting roles, many times along with James Cagney, in such movies as Cagney's Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) as well as with Gary Cooper in Sergeant York (1941). Tobias later achieved fame in the 1960s by playing long-suffering neighbor Abner Kravitz on the TV sitcom Bewitched. George Tobias never married and retired from acting in 1977 after a guest role in the Bewitched sequel Tabitha. On February 27, 1980, Tobias died of bladder cancer at the age of 78 at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. The hearse containing his body was stolen on the way to the mortuary. The driver got out to speak to someone, and vandals stole the car. After driving about a mile, they realized that Tobias' body was in the back and fled the car. He is buried in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Glendale, Queens County, New York. Description above from the Wikipedia article George Tobias, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


Acting (32 Credits)

1966The Glass Bottom Boat as Norman Fenimore
1964Bullet for a Badman as Diggs
1963A New Kind of Love as Joe Bergner
1958Marjorie Morningstar as Maxwell Greech
1957Silk Stockings as Vassili Markovitch, Commisar of Art
1955The Seven Little Foys as Barney Green
1954The Glenn Miller Story as Si Schribman
1951Ten Tall Men as Londos
1951Rawhide as Gratz
1949The Set-Up as Tiny
1947Sinbad, the Sailor as Abbu
1946Nobody Lives Forever as Al Doyle
1945Objective, Burma! as Cpl. Gabby Gordon
1945Mildred Pierce as Mr. Chris (uncredited)
1944Between Two Worlds as Pete Musick
1944Passage to Marseille as Petit
1943This Is the Army as Maxie Twardofsky
1943Mission to Moscow as Freddie
1943Air Force as Asst. Crew Chief
1942My Sister Eileen as Appopolous
1942Captains of the Clouds as Blimp Lebec (bush pilot)
1942Yankee Doodle Dandy as Dietz
1941Sergeant York as "Pusher" Ross
1941Out of the Fog as Igor Propotkin
1941The Bride Came C.O.D. as Peewee Defoe
1941The Strawberry Blonde as Nicholas Pappalas
1940City for Conquest as 'Pinky'
1940Torrid Zone as Rosario La Mata
1940They Drive by Night as George Rondolos
1939Maisie as Rico
1939The Hunchback of Notre Dame as Beggar
1939Ninotchka as Russian Visa Official (uncredited)

Himself (1 Credits)

1943Thank Your Lucky Stars as Himself


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