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Steven Geray

Steven Geray

  • Born on
    • November 10th, 1904
  • Died on
    • December 26th, 1973
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Steven Geray, born Istvan Gyergyay (10 November 1904 – 26 December 1973) was a film actor who appeared in over 100 films and dozens of television programs. Geray appeared in Spellbound (1945), Gilda (1946), In a Lonely Place (1950), All About Eve (1950), Call Me Madam (1953) and To Catch a Thief (1955). He was born in Ungvár, Austria-Hungary (now Uzhgorod, Ukraine) and educated at the University of Budapest. He made his first stage appearance at the Hungarian National Theater under his real name and after nearly four years he made his London stage debut (as Steven Geray) in 1934, appearing in Happy Week-End!. He began appearing in English-speaking films in 1935 and moved to Hollywood in 1941. He appeared alongside his wife, Magda Kun, in the 1935 film Dance Band. Geray was cast as the lead in a low-budget film noir So Dark the Night (1946). Even with its limited budget, it received great critical reviews and enabled its director Joseph H. Lewis to later direct A-pictures. Geray continued to work on television and in films into the 1960s. Among them a guest appearance on Perry Mason in 1962 as extortionist and murder victim Franz Moray in "The Case of the Stand-in Sister," three episodes of The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show as French dress designer Gaston Broussard in 1956, including the over the top "A Paris Creation" and various doctor roles on The Danny Thomas Show. Geray spent some time in the late-1960s in Estes Park, Colorado, where he directed local theater (The Fantasticks). He owned and ran a bar in Estes Park from 1969 to 1970.

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Filmography

Acting (43 Credits)

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1966Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter as Dr. Rudolf Frankenstein
1959Verboten! as le maire
1956Attack as Otto, German NCO
1955A Bullet for Joey as Raphael Garcia
1955New York Confidential as Morris Franklin
1954Tobor the Great as The Foreign Spy-Chief
1954Knock on Wood as Doctor Kreuger
1953Call Me Madam as Prime Minister Sebastian
1953The French Line as François, Ship Steward
1953Gentlemen Prefer Blondes as Hotel Manager
1952The Big Sky as "Frenchy" Jourdonnais
1952Affair in Trinidad as Wittol
1952O. Henry's Full House as Boris Radolf (segment "The Last Leaf") (uncredited)
1951The House on Telegraph Hill as Dr. Burkhardt
1950A Lady Without Passport as Frenchman, Palinov's Tout
1950Woman on the Run as Dr. Arnold Hohler
1950In a Lonely Place as Paul the Headwaiter
1950The Second Woman as Balthazar Jones
1950All About Eve as Captain of Waiters
1949Tell It to the Judge as Francois, the Headwaiter (uncredited)
1948I Love Trouble as Keller
1948Ladies of the Chorus as Salisbury
1948The Dark Past as Prof. Fred Linder
1947Gunfighters as Jose aka Uncle Joe
1947The Unfaithful as Martin Barrow
1946So Dark the Night as Henri Cassin
1946Gilda as Uncle Pio
1946Deadline at Dawn as Gloved Man (Edward Hornick)
1945Cornered as Señor Tomas Camargo
1945Tarzan and the Amazons as Brenner
1945Spellbound as Dr. Graff
1945Hotel Berlin as Kleibert
1944The Mask of Dimitrios as Karel Bulic
1944In Society as Count Alexis
1944The Conspirators as Dr. Schmitt
1944The Seventh Cross as Dr. Loewenstein
1943Phantom of the Opera as Vereheres
1943Whistling in Brooklyn as Whitey
1943Background to Danger as Ludwig Rader
1943Above Suspicion as Anton the Woodcarver (Uncredited)
1942The Moon and Sixpence as Dirk Stroeve
1942Castle in the Desert as Dr. Retling
1942Eyes in the Night as Mr. Anderson

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