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Mike Mazurki ACTOR

Mike Mazurki was born on December 25th, 1907 in Tarnpol, Galicia, Austria-Hungary, now the Ukraine with the birth name Michail Mazuruski.  At the age of six, his family relocated to New York and he attended La Salle Institute High School.   

During his early years he excelled in such sports as football and wresting graduated from Manhattan College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree.  Later, he decided to embark on a career in the entertainment industry.
For the next fifty years he graced the big screen mostly portraying characters or bullies, thugs and gangsters.  He was first discovered by Josef von Sternberg, an Austrian-American film director and was cast in the film, "The Shanghai Gesture" (1941).  Soon he was being seen on the big screen in such features as, "Gentleman Jim" (1942), "About Face" (1942), "Murder, My Sweet" (1944), "Dick Tracy" (1945), "Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood" (1945), "Samson and Delilah" (1949) starring Victor Mature and Hedy Lamarr, "Night and the City" (1950), "It's a Mad Mad Mad World" (1963), "Donovan's Reef" (1963) starring John Wayne and Lee Marvin and "The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin" (1967).
As his career progressed, roles began to become less available to him and he slowed down, although continued to make occasional appearances with some of his latest being on the films, "Alligator" (1980), "…All the Marbles" (1981), "Doin' Time" (1985), "Amazon Women on the Moon" (1987) and "Dick Tracy" (1990).
Mazurki also appeared on numerous television series throughout his career, some of which included, "My Friend Flicka", "I Dream of Jeanie", "Gunsmoke", "Bonanza", "Perry Mason", "Daniel Boone" and "Gilligan's Island".
In addition to be recognized as a talented actor, he was also recognized for his contribution to the wrestling industry.  He co-founded the Cauliflower Alley Club which he also became President of in 1965.  Then in 2005, he was awarded the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame's New York State Award.  This award was given to individuals who made a significant contribution to the sport of Professional Wrestling.
Mike Mazurki married three times throughout his lifetime.  His first marriage did not last very long.  He then married Jeanette Briggs in 1943 and they had two children before the marriage came to an end in 1950.  He then married his third wife, Sylvia Weinblatt in 1968 and they remained together until he passed away at the age of eighty three he passed away on December 9th, 1990 in Glendale, California.


1990   Mob Boss

1990   Dick Tracy 

1987   Amazon Women on the Moon 

1985   Doin' Time 

1983   Fantasy Island

1981   ...All the Marbles

1981   The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

1981   Revenge of the Gray Gang 

1980   Alligator 

1979   Gas Pump Girls 

1978   The Rockford Files 

1978   Charlie's Angels 

1978   The One Man Jury

1978   The Magic of Lassie 

1977   Mad Bull 

1977   Incredible Rocky Mountain Race 

1977   Switch 

1977   Paesano: A Voice in the Night

1976   Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood 

1975   Challenge to Be Free 

1975   The Wild McCullochs 

1974   The Centerfold Girls

1973   Kung Fu

1971   The Chicago Teddy Bears

1971   Gunsmoke 

1971   Mannix

1971   Julia

1970   Which Way to the Front?

1970   Adam-12 

1970   Love, American Style

1968-1969  Bonanza 

1969   Land of the Giants 

1969   My Three Sons 

1968   The Beverly Hillbillies

1967   I Dream of Jeannie

1967   Batman

1966-1967  It's About Time

1967   The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin

1967   Rango

1967   Mr. Terrific 

1966   Gilligan's Island 

1966   The Loner

1966   Daniel Boone

1966   7 Women

1966   F Troop 

1965   Laredo 

1965   Mister Ed 

1965   Requiem for a Gunfighter 

1964   The Bill Dana Show

1964   The Disorderly Orderly 

1964   The Munsters 

1964   Cheyenne Autumn

1963-1964  Perry Mason 

1964   Wagon Train 

1964   The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters

1963   4 for Texas 

1963   It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

1963   Donovan's Reef 

1963   The Dick Powell Theatre

1962   Five Weeks in a Balloon 

1962   Zotz!

1962   The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis

1959-1962  The Untouchables

1958-1962  Have Gun - Will Travel 

1961   Pocketful of Miracles 

1961   The Errand Boy

1961   The Roaring 20's 

1961   Swingin' Along 

1960   Bachelor Father 

1960   The Facts of Life 

1960   The Texan 

1960   Overland Trail

1960   Tightrope

1960   Johnny Midnight 

1959   Sunday Showcase 

1959   M Squad 

1959   Some Like It Hot

1959   Alias Jesse James

1959   Rescue 8

1958   The Buccaneer

1958   The Man Who Died Twice 

1958   Official Detective

1957   Hell Ship Mutiny

1956   Telephone Time

1956   Man in the Vault 

1956   The Adventures of Jim Bowie

1956   Around the World in Eighty Days 

1956   My Friend Flicka 

1956   Comanche 

1956   Sheriff of Cochise

1955   Kismet

1955   It's a Great Life

1955   Blood Alley 

1955   New Orleans Uncensored 

1955   Schlitz Playhouse

1955   New York Confidential

1955   Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color

1954   The Public Defender

1954   The Egyptian 

1954   Duffy's Tavern

1952   The Light Touch

1951   My Favorite Spy 

1951   Ten Tall Men

1951   Criminal Lawyer 

1951   Pier 23

1950   He's a Cockeyed Wonder

1950   Dark City 

1950   Night and the City

1949   Samson and Delilah 

1949   Abandoned

1949   The Devil's Henchman 

1949   Rope of Sand 

1949   Come to the Stable

1949   Neptune's Daughter

1948   The Noose Hangs High 

1948   Relentless

1948   I Walk Alone

1947   Nightmare Alley

1947   Unconquered 

1947   Killer Dill

1947   Sinbad, the Sailor 

1946   The French Key 

1946   Mysterious Intruder 

1946   Live Wires 

1945   Dick Tracy

1945   Dakota 

1945   The Spanish Main

1945   Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood

1945   The Jury Goes Round 'n' Round

1945   The Horn Blows at Midnight

1945   The Thin Man Goes Home 

1944   Murder, My Sweet

1944   The Princess and the Pirate

1944   The Missing Juror 

1944   The Canterville Ghost 

1944   Summer Storm 

1944   Shine on Harvest Moon 

1943   Whistling in Brooklyn 

1943   Lost Angel 

1943   Henry Aldrich Haunts a House

1943   Swing Fever 

1943   Thank Your Lucky Stars 

1943   Behind the Rising Sun 

1943   Bomber's Moon 

1943   Prairie Chickens 

1943   Mission to Moscow 

1943   Taxi, Mister 

1943   It Ain't Hay 

1942   Gentleman Jim 

1942   That Other Woman 

1942   The Moon and Sixpence 

1942   Dr. Renault's Secret 

1942   About Face

1941   The Shanghai Gesture

1935   Black Fury 

1934   Belle of the Nineties

Matinee Classics - 7 Women starring Anne Bancroft, Sue Lyon, Margaret Leighton, Flora Robson, Mildred Dunnock, Betty Field, Anna Lee, Eddie Albert, Mike Mazurki and Woody Strode
Matinee Classics - Johnny Fletcher Mystery Radio Show starring Alert Dekker and Mike Mazurki
Matinee Classics - I Walk Alone starring Burt Lancaster, Lizabeth Scott and Kirk Douglas
Matinee Classics - The Horn Blows at Midnight starring Jack Benny, Alexis Smith, Dolores Moran, Allyn Joslyn, Reginald Gardiner, Guy Kibbee, John Alexander, Franklin Pangborn, Margaret Dumont, Robert Blake, Ethel Griffies, Paul Harvey, Mike Mazurki and Truman Bradley
Matinee Classics - Murder, My Sweet starring Dick Powell, Claire Trevor, Anne Shirley, Otto Kruger, Mike Mazurki, Miles Mander, Douglas Walton, Donald Douglas, Ralf Harolde and Esther Howard
Matinee Classics - Samson and Delilah starring Hedy Lamarr, Victor Mature, George Sanders, Angela Lansbury, Henry Wilcoxon, Russ Tamblyn, Olive Deering, Edgar Dearing, Fay Holden, Julia Faye, William Farnum, Lane Chandler, Moroni Olsen, Francis McDonald, Wee Willie Davis, John Miljan, George Reeves, Nils Asther, Mike Mazurki and Jeff York
Matinee Classics - Some Like It Hot starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft, Pat O'Brien, Joe E. Brown, Nehemiah Persoff, Joan Shawlee, Billy Gray, George E. Stone, Dave Barry, Mike Mazurki, Harry Wilson, Beverly Wills and Barbara Drew
Matinee Classics - The Canterville Ghost starring Charles Laughton, Robert Young, Margaret O'Brien, William Gargan, Reginald Owen, Rags Ragland, Una O'Connor, Donald Stuart, Elisabeth Risdon, Frank Faylen, Lumsden Hare, Mike Mazurki, William Moss, Bobby Readick, Marc Cramer, William Tannen and Peter Lawford
Matinee Classics - The Canterville Ghost starring Charles Laughton, Robert Young, Margaret O'Brien, William Gargan, Reginald Owen, Rags Ragland, Una O'Connor, Donald Stuart, Elisabeth Risdon, Frank Faylen, Lumsden Hare, Mike Mazurki, William Moss, Bobby Readick, Marc Cramer, William Tannen and Peter Lawford

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