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Gregory Ratoff (1897–1960)

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... See full bio »

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 1961 The Big Gamble
 1960 Exodus
 1960 Once More, with Feeling!
Maxwell Archer
 1957 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Head of Gigantic Pictures
- Hollywood Agent (1957) ... Head of Gigantic Pictures
 1956 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
- Maestro (1956)
 1955 Abdullah's Harem
 1954 Sabrina
Man with David Larrabee (uncredited)
 1953 Die Jungfrau auf dem Dach
Taxi Fahrer
 1953 The Moon Is Blue
Taxi Driver
 1950 Operation X
 1943 Something to Shout About
Brother Hunkafer (uncredited)
 1940 The Great Profile
Boris Mefoofsky
 1938 Gateway
Prince Michael Boris Alexis
 1938 Hollywood Handicap (Short)
Man at Racetrack (uncredited)
 1938 Sally, Irene and Mary
Baron Alex Zorka
 1937 Café Metropole
 1937 Top of the Town
J.J. Stone
 1936 Under Your Spell
 1936 Sing, Baby, Sing
Nicholas K. Alexander
 1936 The Road to Glory
Russian Soldier
 1936 Under Two Flags
 1936 Here Comes Trouble
Ivan Petroff
 1936 King of Burlesque
 1935 Remember Last Night?
 1935 Hello, Sweetheart
Joseph Lewis
 1935 This Woman Is Mine
 1934 Trouble Ahead
Oscar Marks
 1934 George White's Scandals
Nicholas Mitwoch
 1933 Let's Fall in Love
 1933 Girl Without a Room
The General / Grand Duke Serge Alexovich
 1933 Sitting Pretty
 1933 Broadway Thru a Keyhole
Max Mefoofski
 1933 I'm No Angel
Benny Pinkowitz
 1933 Headline Shooter
Hermie Gottlieb
 1933 Professional Sweetheart
Samuel 'Sam' Ipswich
 1933 Sweepings
Abe Ullman
 1932 Secrets of the French Police
Han Moloff
 1932 Under-Cover Man
H.L. Martoff
 1932 Skyscraper Souls
 1932 What Price Hollywood?
Julius Saxe
 1932 Symphony of Six Million
Meyer Klauber
 1929 For Sale (Short)
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Stage Play: The Fifth Season. Comedy/farce. Written by Sylvia Regan. Stage Manager: Nicholas Saunders. Assistant Stage Mgr: John Cassavetes [only Broadway credit]. Scenic Design by Sam Leve. Directed by Gregory Ratoff. Cort Theatre: 23 Jan 1953- 23 Oct 1954 (654 performances). Cast: Menasha Skulnik (as "Max Pincus"), Richard Whorf (as "... See more »

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Fought in the Russian army during World War I.


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