Mikhail Rasumny

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Mikhail Rasumny
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Rasumny and Gertrude Berg in "Hearts and Hollywood" on The Elgin Hour, 1954.
Born Mikhail Razumnyy
(1890-05-13)May 13, 1890
Odessa, Russian Empire
Died February 17, 1956(1956-02-17) (aged 65)
Woodland Hills, California, U.S.
Resting place Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Occupation Television, film actor
Years active 1928-1956
Spouse(s) Maria Schunzel (m. 1947-his death)[1]

Mikhail Rasumny (May 13, 1890 in Odessa, Russian empire – February 17, 1956 in USA) was a Soviet- and American film actor.

Rasumny was born in Odessa, son of the famous cantor Solomon (Ephroim Zalmen) Razumny, who was chief cantor of the choral synagogues in Kishinev, Nikolayev and Odessa.[2] After the death of his father in 1905 he moved to Saint Petersburg, where he began his theatrical career. He later moved to Moscow and emigrated to Berlin in 1927. In 1933 he opened in Paris a Yiddish revue theater "Der kundes", in 1934 another Yiddish company "Parizer Azazel", then in 1938 in New York — Yidishe dramatishe studie (Yiddish Dramatic Studio).

Buried at Beth Olam Cemetery in Los Angeles.[3]

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