Albert Cavens

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Albert Cavens
Born (1906-10-01)1 October 1906
Brussels, Belgium
Died 17 December 1985(1985-12-17) (aged 79)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Other names Al Cavens
Occupation Actor

Albert Cavens (1 October 1906 – 17 December 1985) was a Belgian-born American silent film child actor.


Cavens moved to the United States soon after birth and began his career only aged 8 in a number of films in 1914, including The Town of Nazareth, also starring Charlotte Burton. However after 1914, Cavens took a break from acting. He returned to it as an adult over thirty years later, playing Valvert, the nobleman whom Cyrano duels with while reciting a poem, in Cyrano de Bergerac (1950). (Cavens was the son of Fred Cavens, a fencing instructor in Hollywood). Between 1950 and 1969, he made a number of appearances in film and television, and appeared in Star Trek in 1969 shortly before his retirement.

Selected filmography

Year Film Role Notes
1914 A Slice of Life
1946 Monsieur Beaucaire Uncredited
1953 The Robe Sword-fighting Soldier Uncredited
1956 Around the World in 80 Days Featured player Uncredited
1958 As Young as We Are Jessup Uncredited
1960 The Boy and the Pirates Dutch Captain
1963 The Jolly Genie Antique Dealer
Year Title Role Notes
1954 My Little Margie 1 episode
1957 Zorro Ship's Captain 1 episode
1959 Peter Gunn Bank Guard 1 episode
1961 The Wonderful World of Disney Sailor 1 episode
Have Gun – Will Travel Jaillet 1 episode
The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis 1 episode
1969 Star Trek Second Fop episode "All Our Yesterdays"

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