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Leon Askin (Leo Aschkenasy)

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Biography

Vienna, Austria-Hungary [now Austria]
As a nine year-old boy, Leon Askin recited a 17-stanza eulogy for Emperor Franz Josef in front of the city hall in Vienna's 9th District. Little did the son of a salesman know then that he would one day be the student of Max Reinhardt and Louise Dumont, and discover Jura Soyfer while directing the political cabaret "ABC". Emigration brought him into contact with even more 20th-century luminaries: in 1938 he met Erwin Piscator, the founder of the school of Epic Realism, and worked with him for the next 30 years. Read more...

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Character: King Ramayana

Road to Bali 1952

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Character: Anton Marcu

Secret of the Incas 1954

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Character: Laslo Gromeck

Knock on Wood 1954

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Character: Valentine Arko, Antique Dealer

Valley of the Kings 1954

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Character: Fritz Bernhardi

Pension Schöller 1960

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Character: Langsdorf

Do Not Disturb 1965

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Character: Inspector de Groote

Double Trouble 1967

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Character: Dr. Krodt

Hammersmith Is Out 1972

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Character: Zebrewski

Going Ape! 1981

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Character: Himself - Memorial Tribute

Lola - Der deutsche Filmpreis 2005

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Character: Waranovsky

Kubanisch rauchen 1999

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Character: Vater Gusenleitner

Höhenangst 1994

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Character: Josef Lanz von Liebenfels

Adolf Lanz - Mein Krampf 1994

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Character: Moscow Anchorman

Airplane II: The Sequel 1982

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Character: Rutte

Die Bräute 1998

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Character: Boris

I Spy 1965

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Character: Doshenko

Diff'rent Strokes 1978

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Character: Abidor

The Robe 1953

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Character: Peripetchikoff

One, Two, Three 1961

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Character: David X. Machina

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 1964

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Character: Joseph Ferdinand

Adventures of Superman 1952

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Character: General der Infanterie Albert Burkhalter

Hogan's Heroes 1965

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Character: Himself - Guest Star

Private Secretary 1953

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Character: M. Herbert

Telephone Time 1956

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Character: Boris Bolshoi

It Takes a Thief 1968

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Character: Strafverteidiger Dr. Leupold

Blind Justice 1961

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Character: Klotz-Sello

Karl May 1974

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Character: Gen. Cordobas

Rebel Flight to Cuba 1959

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