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Do You Know Me? II: 1900 - 1970


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Thanks, Lana.

 

When I was fourteen, I started playing the saxophone in the Catskills. I later went to Juilliard School of Music Before becoming an actor. While a musician in the Coast Guard, I started improvising my comedy routines which led to my first screen role in 1946. I was a musician, composer, comedian, and actor, being very active on TV in the fifties. I was in a few movies in the 70s and early 80s including a well-known comedy and a musical.....Who am I ?

 

Edited by: mudskipper on Oct 27, 2010 11:25 PM

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I was a versatile performer of British stage and screen. I was educated partly at Cambridge and trained for the stage at the Old Vic. On stage from age 13, I made my screen debut in the mid '30s. Although I remained primarily a stage actor, performing in French and German as well as English, I appeared in many films, in both leads and character roles, often cast as a decadent aristocrat.

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No, not Sir Laurence Olivier.

 

But you know, I wish that when somebody submits a guess to my questions, they would also submit the REASONS for that guess. But you already knew that.

 

 

I said that I've played a variety of different roles: a Jewish activist, a washed-up drunk, even one of the most popular film characters ever.

 

New clue: I've also played a German intelligence officer.

 

 

Who am I?

 

Cheers,

Dan

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cujas wrote:

 

 

 

James Mason

 

 

 

Well, James Mason would certainly fit the character of the "washed-up, drunken movie actor," a role he played skillfully in "A Star is Born" (1954). But I can't seem to find him ever playing a Jewish activist.

 

And did Mason ever play a German intelligence officer? That was another of the clues, remember?

 

I get the feeling that at this point, you guys are just throwing out names of any actor that comes to mind. But I warn you, that plan will not avail you. Back up your guesses with facts.

 

Okay, here is a NEW CLUE for you:

 

I've said that I played a Jewish activist. Actually, I played roles like that in more than one film.

 

And here is the question again:

 

In more than one film, I played a Jewish activist.

 

In another film, I was a washed-up, drunken movie actor.

 

I have also played one of the most popular film characters of all time.

 

I have also played a German intelligence officer.

 

Who am I?

 

Cheers,

Dan

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FYI-*Boys from Brazil*

 

Monsieur Dan--Vous avez le method d'un professeur de la Sorbonne. Il y avait un professeur comme ca a Paris, il me donnerait une critique comme cela.

 

Mais, monsieur, vous n'etes pas mon professeur et c'est simplement un jeu--Calmez-vous. Ce n'est pas la vie ou la mort.

 

Et les jeux sont faits.

 

Edited by: cujas on Nov 8, 2010 4:12 PM

 

Edited by: cujas on Nov 8, 2010 4:13 PM

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Well, Dan we do have something in common because I'm just a middle class, Midwesterner who loves movies and likes playing trivia games too.

 

I said James Mason because I thought he fit the criteria. It's what we in the Midwest call an "educated guess".

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Okay, here's a new clue.

 

I've said that I have played one of the most popular film characters of all time. Well, actually I played that character twice. The second film was a sequel to the first.

 

Here is the rest of the question:

 

Do you know me?

 

I've played a Jewish activist. Actually, I played roles like that in more than one film.

 

In another film, I was a washed-up, drunken movie actor.

 

I have also played one of the most popular film characters of all time... twice. The second film was a sequel to the first.

 

I have also played a German intelligence officer.

 

Who am I?

 

Cheers,

Dan

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Well, this question has been up since November 3. Today is Nov. 12 -- or 13, depending on where you live -- so that means the question has been up and unanswered for NINE (9) or TEN (10) days!

 

I admire the thoroughness that most of you film fans display, on other questions. But mine seem to go unanswered, for the most part, although I have continually given you extra hints.

 

So, under the powers vested in me by TCM, I hereby declare this thread OPEN!

 

Cheers,

Dan

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A fine English Actress:

 

*She was a favorite of Edward VII.

*She appeared in a Golden Age Classic Film--lauded by critics and public alike.

*Her daughter married a reknown English actor.

*She appeared in one film with her actor/son-in-law.

 

Who was this lady?

 

Edited by: cujas on Nov 13, 2010 3:54 PM

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