Konstantin Shayne

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Konstantin Shayne
File:Konstantin Shayne in The Stranger.jpg
Shayne in The Stranger (1946)
Born Константин Вениаминович Олькеницкий
(1888-11-29)November 29, 1888
Kharkiv, Ukraine
Died November 15, 1974(1974-11-15) (aged 85)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1938-1965
Spouse(s) Marjorie Shayne

Konstantin Shayne (November 29, 1888 – November 15, 1974) was an actor from the Russian Empire who emigrated to the United States.


Born in Kharkov, Russian Empire, to the family of a Jewish actor Veniamin Olkenitsky-Nikulin, he was the brother of actress Tamara Shayne and Russian writers Lev Nikulin and Yuriy Nikulin.[1] The First World War intervened before he could join the Moscow Arts Theatre, and during the conflict he fought with General Wrangel and the White Armies. Shayne was married two times and he also had children.

As an actor, Konstantin Shayne performed in movies such as None but the Lonely Heart (1944) and The Stranger (1946), starring (and directed by) Orson Welles. He performed in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947) which featured Danny Kaye in the lead role. His performance in For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943) was cut from the final release.[2] [3] In his last film appearance Shayne dominates two minutes of Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece Vertigo, playing the old bookseller Pop Leibel.


Year Film Role
1938 King of Alcatraz Murok
1939 Paris Honeymoon Hotel Porter
1943 Five Graves to Cairo Major von Buelow
For Whom the Bell Tolls Karkov
Mission to Moscow Nokollai Bukharin
1944 None but the Lonely Heart Ike Weber
Passage to Marseille 1st Mate
The Falcon in Hollywood Alec Hoffman
The Man in Half Moon Street Dr. Vishanoff
The Seventh Cross Feullgrabe
Till We Meet Again Major Krupp
1945 Escape in the Fog
Her Highness and the Bellboy Yanos von Lankofitz
1946 The Stranger Konrad Meinike
Dangerous Millions Jan Schuyler
1947 Christmas Eve Reichman
Song of Love Reinecke
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Peter von Hoorn
1948 Cry of the City Dr. Veroff
To The Victor Pablo
Night Wind Dr. Ulding
Angel on the Amazon Dr. Jungmeyer
1950 The Red Danube Professor Serge Bruloff
1951 I Was a Communist for the FBI Gerhardt Eisler
The Unknown Man Peter Hulderman
1952 Diplomatic Courier Austrian Train Conductor
5 Fingers Proprietor
1953 Treasure of the Golden Condor Curate
1956 The Price of Fear Bolasny
1958 Vertigo Pop Leibel

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