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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.

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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 113

Birthday 1904-11-10

Day of Death 1973-12-26

Place of Birth Ungvár, Austria-Hungary, now Uzhgorod, Ukraine

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Also Known As

  • Istvan Gyergyay

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1966 The Time Tunnel (1 episode)
1966 Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter as Dr. Rudolf Frankenstein
1965 I Dream of Jeannie (1 episode)
1964 Wild and Wonderful as Bartender
1963 Burke's Law (1 episode)
1962 The Lucy Show (1 episode)
1961 Dr. Kildare (1 episode)
1961 87th Precinct (1 episode)
1960 The Islanders (1 episode)
1959 Adventures in Paradise (2 episodes)
1959 Count Your Blessings as Guide
1959 Verboten! as le maire
1958 The Donna Reed Show (1 episode)
1958 A Certain Smile as Denis
1957 Perry Mason (2 episodes)
1956 Stagecoach To Fury as Nichols
1956 Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater (1 episode)
1956 Attack as Otto, German NCO
1956 The Adventures of Jim Bowie (1 episode)
1956 The Adventures of Dr. Fu Manchu (1 episode)
1956 Telephone Time (2 episodes)
1955 Matinee Theater (1 episode)
1955 A Bullet for Joey as Raphael Garcia
1955 New York Confidential as Morris Franklin
1954 Climax! (1 episode)
1954 December Bride (1 episode)
1954 Tobor the Great as The Foreign Spy-Chief
1954 Knock On Wood as Doctor Kreuger
1954 Paris Playboys as Dr. Gaspard
1954 The French Line as François, Ship Steward
1954 The Great Diamond Robbery as Van Goosen
1954 The Lone Wolf (1 episode)
1953 The Royal African Rifles as Van Stede
1953 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes as Hotel Manager
1953 Call Me Madam as Prime Minister Sebastian
1953 General Electric Theater (2 episodes)
1952 Mr. & Mrs. North (1 episode)
1952 Cavalcade of America (1 episode)
1952 Adventures of Superman (1 episode)
1952 The Big Sky as 'Frenchy' Jourdonnais (Riverboat Captain)
1952 O. Henry's Full House as The Last Leaf: Boris Radolf
1952 Affair in Trinidad as Wittol
1952 Bal Tabarin as Inspector Manet
1952 Lady Possessed as Dr. Stepanek
1952 Dangerous Assignment (3 episodes)
1951 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (2 episodes)
1951 Little Egypt as Pasha
1951 The House on Telegraph Hill as Dr. Burkhardt
1951 Tales of Tomorrow (1 episode)
1951 Target Unknown as Jean
1950 Woman on the Run as Dr. Arnold Hohler
1950 Pygmy Island as Leon Marko
1950 All About Eve as Captain of Waiters
1950 A Lady Without Passport as Frenchman, Palinov's Tout
1950 The Second Woman as Balthazar Jones
1950 In a Lonely Place as Paul the Headwaiter
1950 Harbor of Missing Men as Captain Corcoris
1949 Holiday In Havana as Lopez
1949 Once More, My Darling as Kalzac
1949 The Lone Wolf And His Lady as Mynher Van Groot
1949 Sky Liner as Bokejian
1949 El Paso as Mexican Joe
1948 Ladies of the Chorus as Salisbury
1948 The Dark Past as Prof. Fred Linder
1948 I Love Trouble as Keller
1947 The Crime Doctor's Gamble as Jules Daudet
1947 The Gunfighters as Jose aka Uncle Joe
1947 The Unfaithful as Martin Barrow
1947 Mr. District Attorney as Berotti
1947 Blind Spot as Lloyd Harrison
1946 Blondie Knows Best as Dr. Schmidt
1946 So Dark the Night as Henri Cassin
1946 Deadline at Dawn as Gloved Man (Edward Hornick)
1946 Gilda as Uncle Pio
1945 Spellbound as Dr. Graff
1945 Cornered as Señor Tomas Camargo
1945 Mexicana as Laredo
1945 The Crimson Canary as Vic Miller
1945 Tarzan and the Amazons as Brenner
1945 Hotel Berlin as Kleibert
1944 The Conspirators as Dr. Schmitt
1944 In Society as Count Alexis
1944 Resisting Enemy Interrogation as Dr. Victor Münz - Camp Doctor
1944 The Seventh Cross as Dr. Loewenstein
1944 The Mask of Dimitrios as Karel Bulic
1944 Meet the People as Uncle Felix (as Steve Geray)
1944 Easy Life as Batt
1943 Whistling in Brooklyn as Whitey
1943 To My Unborn Son as Peter Ravitch (uncredited)
1943 Phantom of the Opera as Vereheres
1943 Background to Danger as Ludwig Rader
1943 Night Plane from Chungking as Rev. Dr. Ven Der Lieden
1943 Above Suspicion as Anton the Woodcarver (uncredited)
1943 Heavenly Music as Ludwig van Beethoven
1942 The Moon and Sixpence as Dirk Stroeve
1942 Eyes in the Night as Mr. Anderson
1942 For the Common Defense!
1942 The Mad Martindales as Jan Van Der Venne
1942 The Wife Takes a Flyer as Gestapo Agent
1942 Secret Agent of Japan as Alecsandri
1942 Charlie Chan in Castle in the Desert as Dr. Retling
1942 A Gentleman at Heart as Don Fernando
1942 Blue, White, and Perfect as Vanderhoefen
1941 Man at Large as Karl Botany, alias C.B. Haldane (as Steve Geray)
1940 Dark Streets of Cairo as Bellboy
1939 Inspector Hornleigh as Michael Kavanos
1937 The High Command as Martin Cloam
1937 Let's Make a Night of It as Luigi
1936 A Star Fell from Heaven as Willi Wass
1935 Dance Band as Steve Sarel
1935 The Student's Romance as Mickey
1933 Pardon, tévedtem as (as Gyergyai István)
1933 Spring Shower as L'intendant (as Istvan Gyergyai)

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