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Steven Geray

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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Nov 10, 1904 In Ungvár, Austria-Hungary, now Uzhgorod, Ukraine
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Spring Shower 1933-02-17
Latest Project:
Series The Time Tunnel 1966-09-09
Known For
Poster of Knock On Wood
Poster of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Poster of Gilda
Poster of Spellbound
Movie Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter Dr. Rudolf Frankenstein 1966-04-09
Series The Time Tunnel Perrault 1966-09-09
Series I Dream of Jeannie Armand 1965-09-18
Movie Wild and Wonderful Bartender 1964-06-09
Series Burke's Law Unknown 1963-09-20
Series The Lucy Show Unknown 1962-10-01
Series 87th Precinct Unknown 1961-09-25
Series Dr. Kildare Unknown 1961-09-27
Series The Islanders Unknown 1960-10-02
Movie Verboten! le maire 1959-03-25
Movie Count Your Blessings Guide 1959-04-23
Series Adventures in Paradise Unknown 1959-10-05
Movie A Certain Smile Denis 1958-07-31
Series The Donna Reed Show Unknown 1958-09-24
Series Perry Mason Unknown 1957-09-21
Series The Adventures of Dr. Fu Manchu Unknown 1956-09-03
Series The Adventures of Jim Bowie Unknown 1956-09-07
Series Telephone Time Unknown 1956-04-08
Movie Stagecoach To Fury Nichols 1956-12-13
Series Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater Unknown 1956-10-05
Movie Attack Otto, German NCO 1956-09-19
Movie New York Confidential Morris Franklin 1955-02-15
Movie A Bullet for Joey Raphael Garcia 1955-04-15
Series Matinee Theater Unknown 1955-10-31
Movie The French Line François, Ship Steward 1954-02-08
Movie The Great Diamond Robbery Van Goosen 1954-01-29
Series The Lone Wolf Unknown 1954-01-01
Movie Paris Playboys Dr. Gaspard 1954-03-07
Movie Tobor the Great The Foreign Spy-Chief 1954-09-01
Series December Bride Unknown 1954-10-04
Series Climax! Unknown 1954-10-07
Movie Knock On Wood Doctor Kreuger 1954-04-06
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Movie Call Me Madam Prime Minister Sebastian 1953-03-25
Movie Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Hotel Manager 1953-07-14
Movie The Royal African Rifles Van Stede 1953-12-26
Movie Affair in Trinidad Wittol 1952-07-29
Movie Bal Tabarin Inspector Manet 1952-05-31
Series Dangerous Assignment Unknown 1952-01-01
Movie Lady Possessed Dr. Stepanek 1952-01-26
Movie O. Henry's Full House Boris Radolf (segment "The Last Leaf") (uncredited) 1952-08-07
Movie The Big Sky 'Frenchy' Jourdonnais (Riverboat Captain) 1952-08-19
Series Mr. & Mrs. North Unknown 1952-10-03
Series Cavalcade of America Unknown 1952-10-01
Series Adventures of Superman Unknown 1952-09-19
Movie Night Without Sleep George (Uncredited) 1952-09-26
Movie The House on Telegraph Hill Dr. Burkhardt 1951-05-12
Movie Target Unknown Jean 1951-02-08
Movie Little Egypt Pasha 1951-10-01
Series Tales of Tomorrow Unknown 1951-08-03
Series Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Unknown 1951-10-05
Movie The Second Woman Balthazar Jones 1950-07-07
Movie A Lady Without Passport Frenchman, Palinov's Tout 1950-08-03
Movie In a Lonely Place Paul the Headwaiter 1950-05-17
Movie Harbor of Missing Men Captain Corcoris 1950-03-26
Movie All About Eve Captain of Waiters 1950-10-06
Movie Pygmy Island Leon Marko 1950-11-22
Movie Woman on the Run Dr. Arnold Hohler 1950-11-10
Movie Sky Liner Bokejian 1949-07-28
Movie El Paso Mexican Joe 1949-03-22
Movie The Lone Wolf and His Lady Mynher Van Groot 1949-08-11
Movie Once More, My Darling Kalzac 1949-09-10
Movie Tell It to the Judge Francois, the Headwaiter (uncredited) 1949-11-18
Movie Holiday In Havana Lopez 1949-10-14
Movie I Love Trouble Keller 1948-01-15
Movie Ladies of the Chorus Salisbury 1948-12-30
Movie The Dark Past Prof. Fred Linder 1948-12-22
Movie Mr. District Attorney Berotti 1947-02-20
Movie Blind Spot Lloyd Harrison 1947-02-06
Movie The Unfaithful Martin Barrow 1947-07-01
Movie Gunfighters Jose aka Uncle Joe 1947-07-15
Movie The Crime Doctor's Gamble Jules Daudet 1947-11-27
Movie Deadline at Dawn Gloved Man (Edward Hornick) 1946-03-18
Movie Gilda Uncle Pio 1946-04-25
Movie Blondie Knows Best Dr. Schmidt 1946-10-17
Movie So Dark the Night Henri Cassin 1946-10-10
Movie Tarzan and the Amazons Brenner 1945-04-29
Movie Hotel Berlin Kleibert 1945-03-02
Movie Spellbound Dr. Graff 1945-11-08
Movie Mexicana Laredo 1945-11-15
Movie The Crimson Canary Vic Miller 1945-11-09
Movie Cornered Señor Tomas Camargo 1945-11-23
Movie The Mask of Dimitrios Karel Bulic 1944-06-23
Movie Easy Life Batt 1944-05-20
Movie Meet the People Uncle Felix 1944-06-01
Movie The Seventh Cross Dr. Loewenstein 1944-07-24
Movie Resisting Enemy Interrogation Dr. Victor Münz - Camp Doctor 1944-08-01
Movie The Conspirators Dr. Schmitt 1944-10-24
Movie In Society Count Alexis 1944-08-16
Movie Above Suspicion Anton the Woodcarver (Uncredited) 1943-05-31
Movie Heavenly Music Ludwig van Beethoven 1943-05-01
Movie Night Plane from Chungking Reverend Ven Der Lieden 1943-05-31
Movie Background to Danger Ludwig Rader 1943-07-03
Movie Phantom of the Opera Vereheres 1943-08-12
Movie Whistling in Brooklyn Whitey 1943-12-01
Movie To My Unborn Son Peter Ravitch (uncredited) 1943-10-30
Movie Secret Agent of Japan Alecsandri 1942-04-03
Movie Castle in the Desert Dr. Retling 1942-02-02
Movie Blue, White, and Perfect Vanderhoefen 1942-01-06
Movie A Gentleman at Heart Don Fernando 1942-01-16
Movie The Wife Takes a Flyer Gestapo Agent 1942-04-28
Movie The Mad Martindales Jan Van Der Venne 1942-05-15
Movie Eyes in the Night Mr. Anderson 1942-10-16
Movie The Moon and Sixpence Dirk Stroeve 1942-10-27
Movie For the Common Defense! Heinrich Ort (uncredited) 1942-06-20
Movie Man at Large Karl Botany 1941-09-26
Movie Dark Streets of Cairo Bellboy 1940-12-01
Movie Inspector Hornleigh Michael Kavanos 1939-03-07
Movie Premiere Frolich 1938-01-20
Movie The High Command Martin Cloam 1937-08-23
Movie Let's Make a Night of It Luigi 1937-06-28
Movie A Star Fell from Heaven Willi Wass 1936-06-08
Movie The Student's Romance Mickey 1935-01-01
Movie Dance Band Steve Sarel 1935-07-01
Movie Spring Shower Intendant 1933-02-17
Movie Pardon, tévedtem Unknown 1933-10-23