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Paul Lukas

Knowledge Identifier: +Paul_Lukas


Paul Lukas

Austrian-Hungarian-born actor add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1891.

Countries: United States (55%), United Kingdom (10%), Ireland (7%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Walt Disney, Gregory Gaye, Lucile Watson

Linked to: Jews




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Paul Lukas was born in 1891 add something


Lukas made his stage debut in Budapest in 1916 and his film debut in 1917 add something


He arrived in Hollywood in 1927 and became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1933 add something


He was busy in the 1930s, appearing in such films as the melodrama "Rockabye", the crime caper "Grumpy", Alfred Hitchcock's "The Lady Vanishes", the comedy "Ladies in Love", and the drama "Dodsworth" add something


Torben Meyer - Meyer had small parts as waiters in five different movies during 1932; in German émigré director Ernst Lubitsch's film "Broken Lullaby" starring Lionel Barrymore, in George Cukor's "What Price Hollywood-", where he plays a waiter in the famous Hollywood restaurant 'The Brown Derby', in "Downstairs" starring Paul Lukas, in Mervyn LeRoy's "Big City Blues" starring Joan Blondell and in "The Match King"


He followed William Powell and Basil Rathbone portraying the series detective Philo Vance, a cosmopolitan New Yorker, once in 1935 in "The Casino Murder Case", but his major role came in 1943's "Watch on the Rhine", when he played a man working against the Nazis, a role he originated in the Broadway premiere of the play of the same name in 1941 add something


In the 1940s, Lukas was a charter member of the Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals, a conservative lobbying group opposed to possible Communist influence in Hollywood add something


Gregory Gaye - In 1941, Gaye played Von Mueller in "They Dare Not Love" starring George Brent and Paul Lukas


Lucile Watson - Watson reached the height of her adult acting career in playwright Lillian Hellman's anti-fascist dramatic stage play "Watch on the Rhine" on Broadway in 1941, starring Paul Lukas


Going My Way - "Going My Way" was adapted as a radio play the January 8, 1945, broadcast of The Screen Guild Theater starring Bing Crosby, Barry Fitzgerald and Paul Lukas


His only singing role was as Cosmo Constantine in the original 1950 Broadway stage version of Irving Berlin's "Call Me Madam", opposite Ethel Merman add something


Modern viewers remember Lukas for his role as Professor Aronnax in Walt Disney's classic 1954 film version of Jules Verne's "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" add something


Richard Fleischer - In 1954, he was chosen by Walt Disney to direct "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" starring Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Paul Lukas, and Peter Lorre


Lukas' film career picked up momentum in the 1960s with six films, including Fun in Acapulco with Elvis Presley in 1963 and Lord Jim with Peter O'Toole in 1965 add something


Gregory Gaye - In 1962, portrayed a salesman in Vincente Minnelli's drama "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse" starring Glenn Ford, Paul Lukas and Charles Boyer


His final film, The Challenge, was released in 1970 add something

Paul Lukas died in 1971 add something


Obituary "Variety", August 18, 1971, page 55 add something