Biography

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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.

​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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 84

Birthday 1901-07-14

Day of Death 1980-02-27

Place of Birth New York City, New York, U.S

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

Hudson's Bay (0 episodes) as Pierre Falcon
1977 Tabitha (1 episode)
1975 Starsky & Hutch (1 episode)
1975 Switch (1 episode)
1973 The Night Strangler as Stacks / Jimmy Stackhaus (scenes deleted)
1972 The Waltons (2 episodes)
1970 The Phynx as Markevitch
1969 Medical Center (4 episodes)
1967 Mannix (1 episode)
1966 The Glass Bottom Boat as Norman Fenimore
1965 Nightmare in the Sun as Gideon
1964 Bewitched (28 episodes) as Abner Kravitz (38 episodes)
1964 Bullet for a Badman as Diggs
1963 A New Kind of Love as Joe Bergner
1963 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1 episode)
1963 Hollywood Without Make-Up
1962 Sam Benedict (1 episode)
1959 Adventures in Paradise (91 episodes)
1959 The Rebel (1 episode)
1959 Laramie (1 episode)
1959 Tightrope (1 episode)
1958 77 Sunset Strip (2 episodes)
1958 Marjorie Morningstar as Maxwell Greech
1957 The Real McCoys (1 episode)
1957 Perry Mason (1 episode)
1957 Silk Stockings as Vassili Markovitch, Commisar of Art
1957 The Tattered Dress as Billy Giles
1956 Telephone Time (1 episode)
1955 The Seven Little Foys as Barney Green
1954 Climax! (1 episode)
1954 The Glenn Miller Story as Si Schribman
1953 Letter to Loretta (1 episode)
1952 Desert Pursuit as Ghazili
1951 Ten Tall Men as Londos
1951 The Magic Carpet as Razi
1951 The Mark of the Renegade as Captain Bardoso
1951 Rawhide as Gratz
1950 Southside 1-1000 as Reggie
1949 Everybody Does It as Rossi
1949 The Set-Up as Tiny
1948 Studio One (1 episode)
1948 Adventures of Casanova as Jacopo
1947 My Wild Irish Rose as Nick Popolis
1947 The Judge Steps Out as Mike
1947 Sinbad the Sailor as Abbu
1946 Gallant Bess as Lug Johnson
1946 Nobody Lives Forever as Al Doyle
1946 Her Kind of Man as Joe Marino
1945 Mildred Pierce as Mr. Chris (uncredited)
1945 Objective, Burma! as Cpl. Gabby Gordon
1944 Make Your Own Bed as Boris Fenilise
1944 Between Two Worlds as Pete Musick
1944 Passage to Marseille as Petit
1943 Thank Your Lucky Stars as Himself
1943 This Is the Army as Maxie Twardofsky
1943 Mission to Moscow as Freddie
1943 Air Force as Asst. Crew Chief
1942 My Sister Eileen as Appopolous
1942 Wings for the Eagle as Jake Hanso
1942 Yankee Doodle Dandy as Dietz
1942 Juke Girl as Nick Garcos, the Greek
1942 Captains of the Clouds as Blimp Lebec (bush pilot)
1941 The Tanks Are Coming as Malowski
1941 The Bride Came C.O.D. as Peewee Defoe
1941 Sergeant York as "Pusher" Ross
1941 Out of the Fog as Igor Propotkin
1941 Affectionately Yours as Pasha
1941 The Strawberry Blonde as Nicholas Pappalas
1940 South of Suez as Eli Snedeker
1940 East of the River as Tony Scaduto
1940 City for Conquest as 'Pinky'
1940 Calling All Husbands as Oscar Armstrong
1940 River's End as Andy Dijon
1940 They Drive by Night as George Rondolos
1940 The Man Who Talked Too Much as Slug McNutt
1940 Torrid Zone as Rosario La Mata
1940 Saturday's Children as Herbert 'Herbie' Smith
1940 Music in My Heart as Sascha Bolitov
1939 The Hunchback of Notre Dame as Beggar
1939 Balalaika as Slaski (bartender)
1939 Ninotchka as Russian Visa Official
1939 They All Come Out as Sloppy Joe
1939 Maisie as Rico
1939 Yes, My Darling Daughter as Edith Colby as Dock Worker

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