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Rasumny and Gertrude Berg in "Hearts and Hollywood" on The Elgin Hour, 1954.
May 13, 1890
Odessa, Russian Empire
|Died||February 17, 1956
Woodland Hills, California, U.S.
|Resting place||Hollywood Forever Cemetery|
|Occupation||Television, film actor|
|Spouse(s)||Maria Schunzel (m. 1947-his death)|
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. 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.
- The Smuggler's Bride of Mallorca (1929)
- Comrade X (1940) as arresting Russian officer
- For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943) as Rafael, the gypsy (with Ingrid Bergman and Gary Cooper)
- Heartbeat (1947) as aspiring pickpocket Yves Cadubert
- Her Husband's Affairs (1947) as muddled inventor Emil Ginka
- The Pirates of Capri (1949)
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