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Victor Kilian (1891–1979)

American character actor of gruff demeanor who played in dozens of films through the Thirties and Forties. A native of New Jersey, he was a wagon driver for his father's laundry business before joining a vaudeville company. He played in stock and touring companies, then was cast in the Walter Huston production of 'Desire Under the Elms' on ... See full bio »

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Stage: Appeared (as "Abimelec") in "Gideon" on Broadway. Written by Paddy Chayefsky. Directed by Tyrone Guthrie. Plymouth Theatre: 9 Nov 1961-2 Jun 1962 (236 performances). Cast included: Victor Kilian (as "Abimelech"), Fredric March, George Segal. Produced by Fred Coe and Arthur Cantor. Understudy: Victoria Kilian ("Shillem"). See more »

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6' 1½" (1.87 m)

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Was killed a few days after Charles Wagenheim in similar circumstances (beaten to death by burglars in his apartment). The very last appearance of both actors was on the episode of All in the Family (1971) {The Return of Stephanie's Father (#9.23)}, aired a few days before their deaths. See more »

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