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Leonid Kinskey

Leonid Kinskey (April 18, 1903 – September 8, 1998) was a Russian-born movie and television actor who enjoyed a long career. Kinskey is best known for his role as Sascha in the film Casablanca (1942). Kinskey was born in St. Petersburg, Russia. He fled the Russian Revolution and acted on stage in Europe and South America before arriving in New York City in 1921. He joined the road production of Al Jolson's musical Wonder Bar, before making his first film appearance, in the 1932 Trouble in Paradise. His looks and accent helped him land supporting roles in numerous movies, including Duck Soup and Nothing Sacred, and on television, well into the 1960s. It is said that he got perhaps his best-known role, Sascha in Casablanca, because he was a drinking buddy of star Humphrey Bogart. Kinskey was in the pilot episode for Hogan's Heroes, but turned down a regular role in the series because he thought the subject matter was being taken too lightly. Kinskey was married three times. His second wife was actress Iphigenie Castiglioni, to whom he remained married until her death in 1963. He was married to Tina York from 1983 to his death. He died of complications of a stroke in Fountain Hills, Arizona, at the age of 95. Description above from the Wikipedia article Leonid Kinskey, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Apr 18, 1903 In St. Petersburg, Russia
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Big Broadcast 1932-10-14
Latest Project:
Series Good Morning, World 1967-09-05
Known For
Poster of Perry Mason
Poster of Have Gun, Will Travel
Poster of Bashful Romeo
Poster of Duck Soup
Series Good Morning, World Unknown 1967-09-05
Series Honey West Unknown 1965-09-17
Movie Salute to Stan Laurel Movie director in sketch 1965-11-23
Series Burke's Law Unknown 1963-09-20
Series Dr. Kildare Unknown 1961-09-27
Series Pete and Gladys Unknown 1960-09-19
Series Guestward, Ho! Unknown 1960-09-29
Series The Alaskans Unknown 1959-10-04
Series The Detectives Unknown 1959-10-16
Series Peter Gunn Unknown 1958-09-22
Series Have Gun, Will Travel Unknown 1957-09-14
Series Perry Mason Unknown 1957-09-21
Movie Glory Vasily 1956-01-11
Series Telephone Time Unknown 1956-04-08
Movie The Man with the Golden Arm Dominiwski 1955-12-26
Series The Millionaire Unknown 1955-01-19
Movie Honeychile Chick Lister 1951-10-20
Series Lux Video Theatre Unknown 1950-10-02
Movie Alimony Joe Wood 1949-06-11
Movie Bashful Romeo Unknown 1949-11-25
Movie The Fighting Seabees Johnny Novasky 1944-01-27
Movie That's My Baby! Doctor Svatsky 1944-09-14
Movie Can't Help Singing Koppa 1944-12-25
Movie Cinderella Swings It Vladimir Smitkin 1943-01-22
Movie El Circo Cliente ruso zapatero (as L. Kinsky) 1943-03-12
Movie Presenting Lily Mars Leo 1943-04-29
Movie Gildersleeve on Broadway Window Washer 1943-10-28
Movie Brooklyn Orchid Ignatz Rachkowsky 1942-01-31
Movie Lady for a Night Boris 1942-01-05
Movie I Married an Angel Zinski 1942-07-09
Movie Somewhere I'll Find You Dorloff, the Waiter 1942-08-27
Movie The Talk of the Town Jan Pulaski 1942-08-20
Movie Casablanca Sascha 1942-11-26
Movie That Night in Rio Monsieur Pierre Dufond 1941-04-11
Movie So Ends Our Night The Chicken 1941-02-27
Movie Week-End in Havana Rafael 1941-10-17
Movie Broadway Limited Ivan Ivanski 1941-06-13
Movie Ball of Fire Prof. Quintana 1941-12-02
Movie He Stayed for Breakfast Comrade Nicky 1940-08-31
Movie Down Argentine Way Tito Acuna 1940-10-11
Movie The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle Artist 1939-03-29
Movie Everything Happens at Night Groder 1939-12-22
Movie The Spellbinder Harry Beldon, Saxophone Player 1939-07-28
Movie Exile Express David 1939-05-27
Movie On Your Toes Ivan Boultonoff 1939-10-14
Movie Day-time Wife Coco Anderson 1939-11-24
Movie Outside of Paradise Cafe Owner Ivan Petrovich 1938-02-08
Movie Algiers L'Arbi 1938-01-16
Movie Three Blind Mice Young Man 1938-06-18
Movie The Great Waltz Dudelman 1938-11-04
Movie Professor Beware Tableau Director 1938-07-29
Movie Flirting with Fate Pedro Lopez 1938-12-02
Movie The Girl from Scotland Yard Mischa 1937-05-30
Movie We're on the Jury Nicholas Krakin 1937-02-12
Movie Make a Wish Moe 1937-09-01
Movie Espionage Maxie Burgos 1937-02-26
Movie Meet the Boy Friend Dr. Sokoloff 1937-07-12
Movie Wise Girl Eccentric Greenwich Village Writer (uncredited) 1937-12-31
Movie The Sheik Steps Out Allusi Ali 1937-09-05
Movie Candid Cameramaniacs Otto 1937-12-11
Movie Nothing Sacred Ferdinand Roassare - Poet (uncredited) 1937-11-25
Movie My Dear Miss Aldrich A Waiter 1937-09-17
Movie Rhythm on the Range Mischa 1936-07-01
Movie The General Died at Dawn Stewart 1936-11-17
Movie I Live My Life Waiter (Uncredited) 1935-10-04
Movie The Gilded Lily Vocal Teacher (uncredited) 1935-01-25
Movie Strictly Dynamite Garçon (uncredited) 1934-05-11
Movie Change of Heart Party Guest 1934-05-18
Movie Manhattan Melodrama Trotskyite Slapping Poppa Rosen 1934-05-04
Movie The Merry Widow Shepherd (uncredited) 1934-11-02
Movie Fugitive Road Nicholas Petrovich,- Smuggler 1934-08-22
Movie We Live Again Simon Kartinkin 1934-11-01
Movie Storm at Daybreak Serbian Villager 1933-06-14
Movie Duck Soup Sylvanian Agitator 1933-11-12
Movie Girl without a Room Gallopsky 1933-12-08
Movie The Big Broadcast Ivan 1932-10-14
Movie Trouble in Paradise The Communist (uncredited) 1932-10-30