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Paul Muni

Actor Paul Muni

Full Name: Frederich Meshilem Meier Weisenfreund
Profession: Actor

United States of America

Biography: Known for playing powerful characters, such as 'Tony Camonte' in "Scarface" (1932) and seven different characters in "Seven Faces" (1929).

He also won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in "The Story of Louis Pasteur" (1936).

Born: September 22, 1895
Birthplace: Lviv, Ukraine

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Virgo

Died: August 25, 1967 (aged 71)
Cause of Death: Heart disease

Historical Events

  • 1937-03-04 9th Academy Awards: "The Great Ziegfeld", Paul Muni & Luise Rainer wins
  • 1937-08-11 "The Life of Emile Zola" directed by William Dieterle and starring Paul Muni premieres in New York (Best Picture 1938)

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