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Michael Romanoff (1890–1971)

Mike Romanoff, the former Harry F. Gerguson, was a successful "professional impostor." He accumulated an enormous fount of knowledge in his numerous travels and occupations around the world (and he attended, however briefly, several leading universities). When Hollywood filmmakers needed a technical adviser for a movie set in Europe, Romanoff ... See full bio »

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Known For

Do Not Disturb
Do Not Disturb Delegate
Arch of Triumph
Arch of Triumph Capt. Alidze
Caprice Butler
A Guide for the Married Man
A Guide for the Married Man Romanoff's Maitre'd


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 1971 Nanny and the Professor (TV Series)
Maitre D'
- The Communication Gap (1971) ... Maitre D'
 1969 Julia (TV Series)
Maitre D' / Bank Customer
- So's Your Old Uncle (1969) ... Maitre D'
- Matchmaker, Break Me a Match (1969) ... Bank Customer
 1967 Tony Rome
Sal (uncredited)
 1967 A Guide for the Married Man
Romanoff's Maitre'd
 1967 Caprice
 1967 Ironside (TV Movie)
Restaurant Owner (uncredited)
 1966 The Glass Bottom Boat
Husband (uncredited)
 1965 Do Not Disturb
 1965 Von Ryan's Express
Italian Nobleman (uncredited)
 1964 Goodbye Charlie
 1964 Shock Treatment
Asylum Patient at Dance (uncredited)
 1963 Move Over, Darling
Floorwalker (uncredited)
 1959 Five Fingers (TV Series)
Prince Blanc / Blanc
- Operation Ramrod (1959) ... Prince Blanc
- The Moment of Truth (1959) ... Blanc
- Station Break (1959)
 1953 Paris Model
Prince Romanoff (as Prince Michael Romanoff)
 1950 In a Lonely Place
Prince Romanoff (uncredited)
 1948 An Innocent Affair
Venetian Room Maitre di' (as Mike Romanoff)
 1948 Arch of Triumph
Capt. Alidze
 1947 The Other Love
Megaros - Sanitarium Patient (uncredited)
 1945 Hollywood and Vine
Prince Romanoff - Owner of 'Romanoff's' (as Prince Michael Romanoff)
 1938 Fools for Scandal
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1937 Sing While You're Able
Prince Boris (as Mike Romanoff)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (2 credits)
Show Show Production designer (1 credit)
Show Show Self (6 credits)

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1 Biographical Movie | 3 Portrayals | See more »

Alternate Names:

Mike Romanoff | Prince Michael Romanoff | Prince Mike Romanoff

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Personal Quote:

No one has ever discovered the truth about me -- not even myself.


Claimed to have been born Prince Michael Dimitri Alexandrovich Obolensky-Romanoff, nephew of Tsar Nicholas II. Everyone in Hollywood knew he wasn't, but, in a town full of pretenders, it hardly mattered, and "Prince Michael" enjoyed great success as a restaurateur. See more »

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