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Ben Astar (1909–1988)

Ben Astar was born on June 15, 1909 in Palestine [now Israel]. He was an actor, known for 5 Fingers (1952), Bye Bye Birdie (1963) and Walk Don't Run (1966). He died on October 20, 1988 in Tarzana, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1983 Casablanca (TV Series)
 1983 The Winds of War (TV Mini-Series)
Rear Adm. Gorshev
- Into the Maelstrom (1983) ... Rear Adm. Gorshev
 1982 Blade Runner
Abdul Ben Hassan (uncredited)
 1978 Sextette
Israeli Delegate (uncredited)
 1968-1970 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
Dr. Dubleski / Commissar Pavelchenko
- Project "X" (1970) ... Dr. Dubleski
- When Thieves Fall In (1968) ... Commissar Pavelchenko
 1966-1970 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Deputy Premier Bartzin / Diplomat
- Phantoms (1970) ... Deputy Premier Bartzin
- A Spool There Was (1966) ... Diplomat (uncredited)
 1969 Dragnet 1966 (TV Movie)
Russian Ambassador (uncredited)
 1968 Premiere (TV Series)
- Operation Greasepaint (1968) ... General
 1968 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
Mr. Vasilievich
- Barney Hosts a Summit Meeting (1968) ... Mr. Vasilievich
 1966 Way... Way Out
Russian Premier Roskov (uncredited)
 1966 Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round
General Mailenkoff
 1966 Walk Don't Run
 1966 Batman (TV Series)
The Moldavian Prime Minister
- Smack in the Middle (1966) ... The Moldavian Prime Minister
- Hi Diddle Riddle (1966) ... The Moldavian Prime Minister
 1965 Portrait in Terror (as Al Astar)
 1965 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Eric Knight
- A Very Important Russian Is Missing (1965) ... Eric Knight
 1963-1965 The Farmer's Daughter (TV Series)
Mr. Salinkoff
- Katy the Diplomat (1965) ... Mr. Salinkoff
 1964 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series)
Mr. Harvey
- Donna's Bank Account (1964) ... Mr. Harvey
 1964 A House Is Not a Home
Max Ludwig
 1964 Grindl (TV Series)
German Sergeant
- Grindl, Girl Wac (1964) ... German Sergeant
 1963 The New Phil Silvers Show (TV Series)
- Birthday Boy (1963)
 1963 Bye Bye Birdie
Ballet Manager
 1962 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (TV Series)
- Man's Best Friend (1962) ... Attendant
 1962 The Untouchables (TV Series)
- The Night They Shot Santa Claus (1962) ... Warczek
 1962 The Lloyd Bridges Show (TV Series)
 1962 Five Weeks in a Balloon
 1962 Target: The Corruptors (TV Series)
Big Nick Andreadis
- My Native Land (1962) ... Big Nick Andreadis
 1961 The Honeymoon Machine
Russian consul
 1961 On the Double
General Zlinkov
 1961 Bachelor Father (TV Series)
Bartolo Frascati
- The Greggs in Rome (1961) ... Bartolo Frascati
 1961 The Marriage-Go-Round
The Sultan (uncredited)
 1960 Checkmate (TV Series)
Ambassador Nardos
- The Mask of Vengeance (1960) ... Ambassador Nardos
 1960 The Story of Ruth
Official (uncredited)
 1959 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Swiss Innkeeper
- The Crystal Trench (1959) ... Swiss Innkeeper
 1959 The Man Who Understood Women
French Doctor
 1959 This Earth Is Mine
 1959 Behind Closed Doors (TV Series)
Sergei Vanya
- Mightier Than the Sword (1959) ... Sergei Vanya
 1959 The Thin Man (TV Series)
- Beauty and the Bath (1959) ... Rodolfo
 1957 The Kaiser Aluminum Hour (TV Series)
Marcus 'Papa' Sandor
- The Deady Silence (1957) ... Marcus 'Papa' Sandor
 1954-1956 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Dr. Larsen / Gregor
- The Seventh Veil (1955) ... Dr. Larsen
- Oberstrasse 49 (1954) ... Gregor
 1956 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series)
- Long After Summer (1956) ... Manuel
 1955 The Phil Silvers Show (TV Series)
Zolton Nagy
- A.W.O.L. (1955) ... Zolton Nagy
 1954 The Goldbergs (TV Series)
Mr. Varga
- Music Lover (1954) ... Mr. Varga
 1954 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
Oscar Miller
- Native Dancer (1954) ... Oscar Miller
 1954 Charge of the Lancers
Gen. Inderman
 1953 Money from Home
Poojah's Manservant (uncredited)
 1953 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Ali Sayyed / Greogory
- Tangier Lady (1953) ... Ali Sayyed
- The Bet (1953) ... Greogory
 1953 The Robe
Cleander (uncredited)
 1953 The Affairs of Dobie Gillis
Smiling Latvian Used Car Dealer (uncredited)
 1953 Chevron Theatre (TV Series)
- Born That Way (1953)
 1953 Tarzan and the She-Devil
Fidel's Man (uncredited)
 1953 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
 1953 The Desert Song
Sheik (uncredited)
 1953 Fort Ti
Fran├žois Leroy
 1953 Target Hong Kong
 1953 Tonight We Sing
Impresario (uncredited)
 1953 The I Don't Care Girl
Orchestra Leader (uncredited)
 1952 The Bad and the Beautiful
Joe - Party Guest (uncredited)
 1952 Big Town (TV Series)
- The Shill (1952) ... Milano
 1952 Assignment: Paris
Minister of Justice Vajos
 1952 Carrie
Louis the Headwaiter (uncredited)
 1952 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Von Linden File (1952) ... (as A. Ben Astar)
 1952 Red Planet Mars
Russian Commissar (uncredited)
 1952 5 Fingers
Siebert (as A. Ben Astar)
 1952 Dangerous Assignment (TV Series)
Alfredo / Commissioner Francisco
- The Havana Microfilm Story (1952) ... Alfredo (as A. Ben Astar)
- The One Blue Chip Story (1952) ... Commissioner Francisco (as A. Ben Astar)
 1951 The Light Touch
Hamadi Mahmoud (as Albert Benastar)
 1951 Queen for a Day
Mr. Nalawak (segment "High Diver") (as Albert Ben-Astar)
 1951 Smuggler's Island
Da Camoss (uncredited)
 1950-1951 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
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Stage Play: On Your Toes. Musical comedy (revival). Music by Richard Rodgers. Lyrics by Lorenz Hart. Book by Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart and George Abbott. Musical Director: Salvatore Dell'Isola. Music orchestrated by Don Walker. Scenic Design by Oliver Smith. Costume Design by Irene Sharaff. Choreographed by George Balanchine. Directed ... See more »

Alternate Names:

A. Ben Astar | Albert Ben Astar | Al Astar | Albert Ben-Astar | Albert Benastar

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