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Georges Renavent (April 23, 1894 – January 2, 1969) was an

American actor in film, Broadway plays and operator of American Grand Guignol.

He was born in Paris, France.

His first American film appearance was in The Seven Sisters

(1915). Fourteen years later, Renavent played an impressive starring role as

the Kinkajou in the musical spectacular, Rio Rita (1929).

Rio Rita was based on a 1927 stage musical by Florenz

Ziegfeld, which originally united Wheeler and Woolsey as a team and made them

famous. In 1929, Radio Pictures, later known as RKO Radio Pictures, purchased

the film rights to this musical. The last portion of the film was photographed

in Technicolor.

Renavent also starred in East of Borneo (1931), which was one

of the most frequently telecast films of the 1950s and 1960s. East of Borneo

starred Rose Hobart as Linda, the wife of African missionary Dr. Clark (Charles

Bickford). whom she finds he's been living in luxury as court physician of the

Prince of Marudu (Renavent).

East of Borneo went on to achieve latter-day fame when

avant-garde filmmaker Joseph Cornell spliced together all of the leading lady's

close-ups, and came up with a surrealistic exercise titled Rose Hobart (1936).

When Cornell screened the film, Salvador Dalí was in attendance. Dalí was

incensed that Cornell had created such a masterpiece before he could.

In 1936, Renavent played opposite Boris Karloff and Bela

Lugosi in The Invisible Ray (1936). He appeared in Hal Roach's Turnabout

(1940). His final film was made in 1952, when he played Ortega in Mara Maru,

with Errol Flynn.

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From Wikipedia

Georges Renavent (April 23, 1894 – January 2, 1969) was an

American actor in film, Broadway plays and operator of American Grand Guignol.

He was born in Paris, France.

His first American film appearance was in The Seven Sisters

(1915). Fourteen years later, Renavent played an impressive starring role as

the Kinkajou in the musical spectacular, Rio Rita (1929).

Rio Rita was based on a 1927 stage musical by Florenz

Ziegfeld, which originally united Wheeler and Woolsey as a team and made them

famous. In 1929, Radio Pictures, later known as RKO Radio Pictures, purchased

the film rights to this musical. The last portion of the film was photographed

in Technicolor.

Renavent also starred in East of Borneo (1931), which was one

of the most frequently telecast films of the 1950s and 1960s. East of Borneo

starred Rose Hobart as Linda, the wife of African missionary Dr. Clark (Charles

Bickford). whom she finds he's been living in luxury as court physician of the

Prince of Marudu (Renavent).

East of Borneo went on to achieve latter-day fame when

avant-garde filmmaker Joseph Cornell spliced together all of the leading lady's

close-ups, and came up with a surrealistic exercise titled Rose Hobart (1936).

When Cornell screened the film, Salvador Dalí was in attendance. Dalí was

incensed that Cornell had created such a masterpiece before he could.

In 1936, Renavent played opposite Boris Karloff and Bela

Lugosi in The Invisible Ray (1936). He appeared in Hal Roach's Turnabout

(1940). His final film was made in 1952, when he played Ortega in Mara Maru,

with Errol Flynn.

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Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 54

Birthday 1894-04-23

Day of Death 1969-01-02

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1952 Mara Maru as Ortega
1948 The Philco Television Playhouse(1 episode)
1947 The Trespasser as Waiter
1947 Tarzan and the Huntress as Man Weighing King (uncredited)
1947 Ladies' Man as Mr. Jones, Hotel Manager
1946 The Catman of Paris as Guillard
1942 Casablanca as Conspirator (uncredited)
1942 Silver Queen as Andres
1942 Perils of Nyoka as Maghreb - Vultura's High Priest
1942 Spy Smasher as Governor LeComte
1941 Sullivan's Travels as Old Tramp
1941 They Dare Not Love as Belgian Captain
1941 That Night in Rio as Ambassador
1941 That Hamilton Woman as Hotel Manager
1940 Comrade X as Laszlo
1940 The Son of Monte Cristo as Marquis de Chatante
1940 A Dispatch from Reuter's as French Official
1940 Christmas in July as Office Door Sign-Painter
1940 Brother Orchid as Cable Office Clerk
1940 Turnabout as Mr. Ram (as George Renavent)
1940 The House Across the Bay as French Official
1939 Old Hickory as Jean Lafitte
1939 Everything Happens at Night as Gendarme on Dock
1939 Pack Up Your Troubles as Col. Giraud
1939 Lady of the Tropics as Hotel Manager
1939 Indianapolis Speedway as Headwaiter
1939 The Three Musketeers as Captain Fageon
1939 Mr. Moto's Last Warning as Adm. Jacques Delacour
1938 Topper Takes a Trip as Magistrate
1938 Artists and Models Abroad as Prefect of Police
1938 I'll Give a Million as Gendarme
1938 Gold Diggers in Paris as Gendarme
1938 Blind Alibi as Art Dealer
1938 Judge Hardy's Children as Mr. Cortot (uncredited)
1938 Jezebel as De Lautruc
1937 Love and Hisses as Count Guerin
1937 Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo as Renault
1937 Fight for Your Lady as Joris - Reporter
1937 Wife, Doctor and Nurse as Nick
1937 The Sheik Steps Out as Count Mario
1937 History Is Made at Night as Insp. Millard (uncredited)
1935 Whipsaw as Monetta
1935 L'homme des Folies Bergère as Premier of France
1935 Folies Bergère de Paris as Premier of France
1935 The White Cockatoo as Pierre
1934 Moulin Rouge as Frenchman
1934 Bombay Mail as Dr. Maurice Lenoir
1933 Queen Christina as French Ambassador
1933 Private Detective 62 as Ship's Captain Henri LaFarge
1932 Whistlin' Dan as Captain Serge Karloff
1931 East of Borneo as Prinz Hashin
1930 Scotland Yard as Dr. Dean
1930 Slightly Scarlet as Inspector
1929 Rio Rita as General Ravinoff

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