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Jimmy Ritz (I) (1904–1985)

Jimmy Ritz was born on October 21, 1904 in Newark, New Jersey, USA as Samuel Joachim. He was an actor and writer, known for The Gorilla (1939), Kentucky Moonshine (1938) and Behind the Eight Ball (1942). He was married to Ruth Hilliard. He died on November 17, 1985 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

The Gorilla
The Gorilla Garrity - a Ritz Brother
Kentucky Moonshine
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Behind the Eight Ball
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Hi'Ya Chum
Hi'Ya Chum Merry Madcap


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 1976 Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood
Cleaning Woman (uncredited)
 1975 Blazing Stewardesses
 1943 Never a Dull Moment
The Three Funny Bubbies
 1943 Hi'Ya Chum
Merry Madcap
 1940 Argentine Nights
 1939 The Gorilla
Garrity - a Ritz Brother
 1938 Straight Place and Show
Jimmy Ritz (uncredited)
 1938 Kentucky Moonshine
Jimmy Ritz (as Ritz Brothers)
 1938 The Goldwyn Follies
Jimmy Ritz (uncredited)
 1937 On the Avenue
One of the Ritz Brothers (uncredited)
 1934 Hotel Anchovy (Short)
Jimmy - Hotel Bellboy (as The Three Ritz Brothers)
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Alternate Names:

Ritz Brothers | The Ritz Brothers | The Three Ritz Brothers

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His daughter, Alison Ritz Wolff died on April 21, 1999 following an unsuccessful heart-lung transplant. See more »

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