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Bernard Nedell (1893–1972)

Bernard Nedell was born on October 14, 1893 in New York City, New York, USA as Bernard Jay Nedell. He is known for his work on Monsieur Verdoux (1947), Come Across (1938) and The Man from Chicago (1930). He was married to Olive Blakeney. He died on November 23, 1972 in Hollywood, California, USA. See full bio »

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Monsieur Verdoux
Monsieur Verdoux Prefect of Police
Come Across
Come Across Canarsy - Gang Leader
The Man from Chicago
Terror on Tiptoe
Terror on Tiptoe Clive Morell


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 1972 Hickey & Boggs
Used Car Salesman
 1960 Heller in Pink Tights
Theatre Owner (uncredited)
 1958 How to Marry a Millionaire (TV Series)
Mr. Lockwood
- Three Stacked Stockholders (1958) ... Mr. Lockwood
 1958 The Fiend Who Walked the West
Drunk (uncredited)
 1955 Passport to Danger (TV Series)
- Naples (1955) ... Trigoni
 1954 Mayor of the Town (TV Series)
- Thicker Than Water (1954) ... Tolliver
 1953 The Other Wise Man (TV Movie)
 1952 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Ace Vernon
- Nostradamus Beery (1952) ... Ace Vernon
 1950 Lights Out (TV Series)
 1948 The Loves of Carmen
 1948 Albuquerque
Sheriff Ed Linton (as Bernard J. Nedell)
 1947 Monsieur Verdoux
Prefect of Police (as Bernard J. Nedell)
 1947 The Lone Wolf in Mexico
Leon Dumont
 1946 Crime Doctor's Man Hunt
Waldo (as Bernerd Nedell)
 1946 Behind Green Lights
Walter Bard (uncredited)
 1945 Allotment Wives
Spike Malone
 1944 One Body Too Many
Attorney Morton Gellman
 1944 Maisie Goes to Reno
J.E. Clave
 1944 Lucky Cowboy (Short)
 1943 Northern Pursuit
Tom Dagor
 1943 Henry Aldrich Swings It
Nightclub Owner Tony (uncredited)
 1943 The Desperadoes
Jack Lester (uncredited)
 1942 Ship Ahoy
Pietro Polesi
 1941 The Feminine Touch
Subway Snake (Masher) (uncredited)
 1941 Ziegfeld Girl
Nick Capalini
 1940 So You Won't Talk
Bugs Linaker
 1940 Strange Cargo
 1939 Slightly Honorable
Pete Godena
 1939 Fast and Furious
Ed Connors
 1939 Those High Grey Walls
 1939 Angels Wash Their Faces
 1939 They All Come Out
Clyde Madigan - 'Reno'
 1939 Some Like It Hot
Stephen Hanratty
 1939 Lucky Night
'Dusty' Sawyer
 1939 Secret Service of the Air
Earl 'Ace' Hemrich
 1938 Exposed
Mike Romero
 1938 Come Across (Short)
Canarsy - Gang Leader
 1938 Mr. Moto's Gamble
Clipper McCoy
 1938 Oh Boy!
Angelo Tonelli
 1937 The Live Wire
James Cody
 1936 Terror on Tiptoe
Clive Morell
 1936 The Man Who Could Work Miracles
San Francisco Reporter (uncredited)
 1936 The First Offence
The Boss
 1935 Heat Wave
Gen. Da Costa
 1935 Lazybones
Mike McCarthy
 1934 The Girl in Possession
De Courville
 1933 Her Imaginary Lover
 1932 Why Saps Leave Home
Tony Costello
 1931 Shadows
Press Rawlinson
 1930 Call of the Sea
Ramon Tares
 1930 The Man from Chicago
Nick Dugan
 1929 The Return of the Rat
Henri de Verrat
 1928 A Knight in London
Prince Zalnoff
 1921 Bachelor Apartments
Janitor (as Ben Nedell)
 1918 Leap to Fame
Oscar (as Benny Nedell)
 1916 Ignorance
Francois (as Ben Nedell)
 1916 The Serpent
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He acted in John Cecil Holm and George Abbott's play, "3 Men on a Horse," at the Wyndham's Theatre in London, England with Romney Brent, Claire Carleton, William Butler Hixon, Tucker McGuire, David Burns, Edmond Ryan, Maurice Freeman, Ralph Chambers, Sara Seegar, and Jack Arnold in the cast. See more »

Alternate Names:

Benny Nedell | Ben Nedell | Bernard J. Nedell | Bernerd Nedell


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His parents, William Nedell and Rose Speyer, were both theatrical actors. Bernard appeared on stage from early childhood. Though he entertained ambitions of becoming a violinist, he decided on an acting career, initially as a movie extra. He appeared on stage in London in the mid-20's and then had regular film roles as a supporting player from 1928 to 1950. See more »

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