Sig Ruman

Sig Ruman

  • Born on
    • October 11th, 1884
  • Died on
    • February 14th, 1967
Sig Ruman was a German-American actor known for his portrayals of pompous and often stereotypical Teutonic officials or villains. Ruman made his film debut in Lucky Boy (1929). He became a favorite of the Marx Brothers, appearing in A Night at the Opera, A Day at the Races, and A Night in Casablanca. His German accent and large stature kept him busy during World War II, playing sinister Nazi characters in a series of wartime thrillers. During this period, he also appeared in several films by director Ernst Lubitsch including Ninotchka and To Be or Not to Be. Ruman continued playing over-the-top German characters later in his career for Billy Wilder in The Emperor Waltz, Stalag 17, and The Fortune Cookie.

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Acting (60 Credits)

1966Way... Way Out as Russian Delegate
1966The Fortune Cookie as Professor Winterhalter
196436 Hours as German Guard
1964Robin and the 7 Hoods as Hammacher (uncredited)
1961The Errand Boy as Baron Elston Carteblanche
1961One, Two, Three as Count von Droste Schattenburg (voice) (uncredited)
1957The Wings of Eagles as Manager
1955Many Rivers to Cross as Spectacle Man
19543 Ring Circus as Fritz Schlitz
1954The Glenn Miller Story as W. Kranz
1954Living It Up as Dr. Emile Egelhofer
1954White Christmas as Landlord (uncredited)
1953Houdini as Schultz
1953Stalag 17 as Sgt. Johann Sebastian Schulz
1952Ma and Pa Kettle on Vacation as Cyrus Kraft
1952The World in His Arms as General Ivan Vorashilov
1952O. Henry's Full House as Menkie (segment "The Gift of the Magi") (uncredited)
1951On the Riviera as Gapeaux
1949Border Incident as Hugo Wolfgang Ulrich
1948The Emperor Waltz as Dr. Zwieback
1947Mother Wore Tights as Papa
1946A Night in Casablanca as Count Pfefferman / Heinrich Stubel
1946Night and Day as Wilowski
1945A Royal Scandal as General Ronsky
1945The Dolly Sisters as Ignatz Tsimmis
1944It Happened Tomorrow as Mr. Beckstein
1944House of Frankenstein as Burgomeister Hussman
1944Summer Storm as Kuzma
1943Tarzan Triumphs as Sergeant
1943Government Girl as Ambassador
1943The Song of Bernadette as Louis Bouriette
1942China Girl as Jarubi
1942To Be or Not to Be as Col. Ehrhardt
1942Crossroads as Dr. Alex Dubroc
1941The Wagons Roll at Night as Hoffman the Great
1941Love Crazy as Dr. Wuthering
1941That Uncertain Feeling as Monsieur Kafka
1941Shining Victory as Professor Herman Von Reiter
1940Comrade X as Emil Von Hofer
1940Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet as Dr. Hans Wolfert
1940Bitter Sweet as Herr Schlick
1939Ninotchka as Comrade Iranoff
1939Only Angels Have Wings as Dutchy
1939Remember? as Dr. Schmidt
1939Confessions of a Nazi Spy as Krogman
1939Honolulu as Psychiatrist
1938The Saint in New York as Hutch Rellin
1938Suez as Sergeant Pellerin
1937Think Fast, Mr. Moto as Nicolas Marloff
1937Nothing Sacred as Dr. Emil Eggelhoffer (as Sig Rumann)
1937Thank You, Mr. Moto as Colonel Tchernov
1937A Day at the Races as Dr. Leopold X. Steinberg
1937This Is My Affair as Gus
1937Maytime as Fanchon (as Sig Rumann)
1937Seventh Heaven as Durand (as Sig Rumann)
1937Heidi as Police Captain
1937On the Avenue as Herr Hanfstangel (as Sig Rumann)
1936The Princess Comes Across as Steindorf
1935The Wedding Night as Mr. Jan Novak
1935A Night at the Opera as Gottlieb

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