Walter Slezak

1902 - 1983

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Walter Slezak (German pronunciation: [ˌvaltɐ ˈslɛzak]; 3 May 1902 – 21 April 1983) was an Austrian-born film and stage actor. He mainly appeared in German films before migrating to the United States in 1930 and featuring in numerous Hollywood productions.Slezak often portrayed villains or thugs, most notably the German U-boat captain in Alfred Hitchcock's film Lifeboat (1944), but occasionally he got to play lighter roles, as in The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (1962) and as a wandering gypsy in The Inspector General (1949). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Walter Slezak has received more than 395,298 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Walter Slezak is the 5,781st most popular actor, the 823rd most popular biography from Austria and the 46th most popular Austrian Actor.

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Among actors, Walter Slezak ranks 5,781 out of 10,030Before him are Annette Charles, Talulah Riley, Ben Burtt, S. Z. Sakall, Dorothy Janis, and Blanca Portillo. After him are Barbara Loden, Billy Porter, Kevin Zegers, Janine Turner, John Qualen, and Ruth Roland.

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Among people born in 1902, Walter Slezak ranks 258Before him are Laurent Grimmonprez, Mary Miles Minter, Mary Philbin, Ann Harding, Lloyd Nolan, and Eddie Lang. After him are Daniel Kinsey, Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, Rab Butler, Ernő Goldfinger, Virginia Fox, and Leon Ames. Among people deceased in 1983, Walter Slezak ranks 200Before him are Merle Travis, Margaret Oakley Dayhoff, André Chamson, Derek J. de Solla Price, Eubie Blake, and Billy Fury. After him are Pedro Quartucci, Kai Winding, Frank Forde, William Demarest, Keith Holyoake, and Lynn Fontanne.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Walter Slezak ranks 823 out of 1,075Before him are Mike Mazurki (1907), Hannes Swoboda (1946), Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner (1970), Harald Kloser (1956), Peter Zoller (1952), and Grete Mostny (1914). After him are Hans Haas (1906), Alex Manninger (1977), Hans Binder (1948), Georg Friedrich Haas (1953), Sulamith Goldhaber (1923), and Christoph Ransmayr (1954).

Among ACTORS In Austria

Among actors born in Austria, Walter Slezak ranks 46Before him are Oscar Homolka (1898), Alexander Pschill (1970), Bibi Besch (1942), Danny Nucci (1968), Vanessa Brown (1928), and Mike Mazurki (1907). After him are Peter Kern (1949), Turhan Bey (1922), Mady Christians (1892), Boris Kodjoe (1973), Josef Hader (1962), and Birgit Minichmayr (1977).

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