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Sig Ruman (1884–1967)

Wonderfully talented German-born actor, capable of tremendous comedic and dramatic performances, usually as some type of pompous bureaucrat or similarly arrogant individual. Ruman was born on October 11, 1884, in Hamburg, Germany, and actually studied electrotechnology in college before making the switch to acting. He served with the Imperial ... See full bio »

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Stalag 17
Stalag 17 Sgt. Johann Sebastian Schulz
Ninotchka Comrade Iranoff
A Night at the Opera
To Be or Not to Be
To Be or Not to Be Colonel Ehrhardt


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 1966 Way... Way Out
Russian Delegate
 1966 The Last of the Secret Agents?
Prof. Werner von Koenig
 1964 36 Hours
German Guard
 1964 Robin and the 7 Hoods
Hammacher (uncredited)
 1961 One, Two, Three
Count von Droste Schattenburg (voice, uncredited)
 1961 The Errand Boy
Baron Elston Carteblanche
 1957 The Wings of Eagles
 1955 Spy Chasers
King Rako of Truania
 1955 Many Rivers to Cross
Spectacle Man
 1955 Carolina Cannonball
 1954 3 Ring Circus
Colonel Fritz Schlitz
 1954 White Christmas
Landlord (uncredited)
 1954 Living It Up
Dr. Emile Egelhofer
 1954 The Glenn Miller Story
 1953 Houdini
 1953 Die Jungfrau auf dem Dach
Michael O'Neill (unconfirmed)
 1953 Ma and Pa Kettle on Vacation
Cyrus Kraft
 1952 O. Henry's Full House
Menkie (segment "The Gift of the Magi") (uncredited)
 1952 The World in His Arms
General Ivan Vorashilov
 1951 On the Riviera
 1950 Father Is a Bachelor
Jericho Schlosser
 1949 Border Incident
Hugo Wolfgang Ulrich
 1948 Give My Regards to Broadway
Arthur Dinkel
 1948 If You Knew Susie
Count Alexis
 1947 Mother Wore Tights
 1946 Faithful in My Fashion
Professor Boris Riminoffsky
 1946 Night and Day
 1945 She Went to the Races
Dr. Gurke
 1945 The Dolly Sisters
Ignatz Tsimmis
 1945 Men in Her Diary
Mme. Irene
 1945 A Royal Scandal
Gen. Ronsky
 1944 House of Frankenstein
Burgomaster Hussman
 1944 Summer Storm
Kuzma (as Sig Rumann)
 1944 It Happened Tomorrow
Mr. Beckstein
 1943 The Song of Bernadette
Louis Bouriette
 1943 Government Girl
 1943 Sweet Rosie O'Grady
Joe Flugelman
 1943 They Came to Blow Up America
Dr. Herman Holger
 1943 Tarzan Triumphs
German Sergeant (as Sig Rumann)
 1942 China Girl
 1942 Desperate Journey
 1942 Berlin Correspondent
Dr. Dietrich
 1942 Enemy Agents Meet Ellery Queen
Heinrich, Spy Leader
 1942 Crossroads
Dr. Alex Dubroc
 1942 Remember Pearl Harbor
Dirk Van Hoorten
 1941 World Premiere
Franz von Bushmaster (as Sig Rumann)
 1941 Shining Victory
Professor Herman Von Reiter
 1941 Love Crazy
Dr. Wuthering (as Sig Rumann)
 1941 The Wagons Roll at Night
Hoffman the Great (as Sig Rumann)
 1941 That Uncertain Feeling
Kafka (as Sig Rumann)
 1941 The Man Who Lost Himself
Dr. Simms (as Sig Rumann)
 1941 So Ends Our Night
Ammers (as Sig Rumann)
 1940 Comrade X
Emil Von Hofer (as Sig Rumann)
 1940 Bitter Sweet
Herr Schlick (as Sig Rumann)
 1940 Four Sons
Newmann (as Sig Rumann)
 1940 I Was an Adventuress
Herr Protz (as Sig Rumann)
 1940 Outside the Three-Mile Limit
Van Cleve
 1940 Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet
Dr. Hans Wolfert (as Sig Rumann)
 1939 Remember?
Dr. Schmidt (as Sig Rumann)
 1939 Ninotchka
Comrade Iranoff (as Sig Rumann)
 1939 Only Angels Have Wings
Dutchy (as Sig Rumann)
 1939 Confessions of a Nazi Spy
Krogman (as Sig Rumann)
 1939 Never Say Die
Poppa Ingleborg (as Sig Rumann)
 1939 Honolulu
Psychiatrist (as Sig Rumann)
 1938 The Great Waltz
Wertheimer (as Sig Rumann)
 1938 Girls on Probation
Roger Heath (as Sig Rumann)
 1938 Suez
Sergeant Pellerin (as Sig Rumann)
 1938 I'll Give a Million
Anatole Primerose
 1938 The Saint in New York
Hutch Rellin (as Sig Rumann)
 1938 Paradise for Three
Mr. Bold (as Sig Rumann)
 1937 Thank You, Mr. Moto
Colonel Tchernov (as Sig Rumann)
 1937 Nothing Sacred
Dr. Emil Eggelhoffer (as Sig Rumann)
 1937 Heidi
Police Captain (as Sig Rumann)
 1937 Lancer Spy
Lt. Col. Gottfried Hollen
 1937 Love Under Fire
General Montero
 1937 Think Fast, Mr. Moto
Nicolas Marloff (as Sig Rumann)
 1937 A Day at the Races
Dr. Steinberg (as Sig Rumann)
 1937 This Is My Affair
Gus (as Sig Rumann)
 1937 The Great Hospital Mystery
Dr. Taggert (as Sig Rumann)
 1937 Midnight Taxi
John B. Rudd
 1937 Thin Ice
Prime Minister (as Sig Rumann)
 1937 Maytime
Fanchon (as Sig Rumann)
 1937 Seventh Heaven
Durand (as Sig Rumann)
 1937 On the Avenue
Herr Hanfstangel (as Sig Rumann)
 1936 The Bold Caballero
Commandante Sebastian Golle (as Sig Rumann)
 1936 The Princess Comes Across
Steindorf (as Sig Rumann)
 1935 East of Java
Hans Muller (as Siegfried Rumann)
 1935 A Night at the Opera
Gottlieb (as Siegfried Rumann)
 1935 The Farmer Takes a Wife
Blacksmith (as Siegfried Rumann)
 1935 Spring Tonic
Matt Conklin
 1935 The Wedding Night
Mr. Jan Novak (as Siegfried Rumann)
 1935 Under Pressure
 1934 Marie Galante
Brogard (as Sigfried Rumann)
 1934 Servants' Entrance
Hans Hansen (as Siegfried Rumann)
 1934 The World Moves On
Baron von Gerhardt (as Siegfried Rumann)
 1929 Die Königsloge
Bailiff (as Siegfried Rumann)
 1928 Lucky Boy
Bit Part (uncredited)
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Stage: Appeared (as "Gerhardt") in "Eight Bells" on Broadway. Drama. Written by Percy S. Mandley. Scenic Design by Cleon Throckmorton. Directed by Frank Gregory. Hudson Theatre: 28 Oct 1933-Nov 1933 (closing date unknown/17 performances). Cast: Harrison Brockbank (as "Ashworth"), Donald Bruce (as "Yetts"), John Buckler (as "Ormrod"), ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Siegfried Rumann | Sigfried Rumann | Sig Rumann


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Upon his death, his remains were interred at Julian Cemetery in Julian, San Diego County, California. His location plot is first section on the right and end of first row. See more »


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