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Gregory Ratoff

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Biography

Samara, Russia
Producer, director and actor Gregory Ratoff was born in Samara, Russia on April 20, 1897, and studied at the University of St. Petersburg. His pursuit of a law career was interrupted by service in the Czar's army, and he fought in World War I. He later changed his focus and went on to make a name for himself with the Moscow Art Theatre. Fleeing his homeland during the Bolshevik revolution, he resettled in France. While performing in the Paris production of "Russe Revue" in 1922, impresario Lee Shubert brought Ratoff and the show to Broadway and the actor decided to stay. Read more...

Actor

Character: Vinmont

Skyscraper Souls 1932

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Character: Julius Saxe

What Price Hollywood? 1932

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Character: Herman Glogauer

Once in a Lifetime 1932

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Character: Benny Pinkowitz

I'm No Angel 1933

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Character: Samuel 'Sam' Ipswich

Professional Sweetheart 1933

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Character: Max Mefoofski

Broadway Thru a Keyhole 1933

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Character: Nicholas Mitwoch

George White's Scandals 1934

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Character: Pipe-smoking, whistling sgt with Russian accent

The Road to Glory 1936

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Character: Nicholas K. Alexander

Sing, Baby, Sing 1936

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Character: Boris Mefoofsky

The Great Profile 1940

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Character: Brother Hunkafer

Something to Shout About 1943

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Character: Behrman

Full House 1952

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Character: Man with David Larrabee

Sabrina 1954

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Character: Lakavitch

Exodus 1960

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Character: Kolpolpeck

King of Burlesque 1936

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Directing

Writing