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Maurice Schwartz (1890–1960)

Schwartz moved to the U.S. in 1902 and in 1926 founded the Yiddish Art Theatre in New York. Also in 1926, Schwartz starred in and directed his first film, Souls in Exile (1926). His best known Hollywood film role was that of Ezra in the 1953 production of Salome (1953). In 1959, Schwartz traveled to Israel hoping to establish a theatre there, but ... See full bio »


(age 69) in Tel Aviv, Israel

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 1951 Bird of Paradise
The Kahuna
 1943 Mission to Moscow
Dr. Botkin
 1940 Americaner Shadchen
Undetermined Role (as M. Schwartz)
 1936 The Man Behind the Mask
The Master (Paul Melchior)
 1932 Uncle Moses
 1926 Souls in Exile
Benjamin Rezanov
 1924 Jiskor
 1913 Little Moritz, jongleur par amour (Short)
Little Moritz
 1912 Little Moritz chasse les grands fauves (Short)
Little Moritz
 1912 Little Moritz élève de Nick Carter (Short)
Little Moritz
 1912 Little Moritz a mal aux dents (Short)
Little Moritz
 1912 Little Mortiz épicier (Short)
Little Moritz
 1911 Little Moritz, soldat d'Afrique (Short)
Little Moritz
 1911 Little Moritz épouse Rosalie (Short)
Little Moritz
 1911 Little Moritz est un musicien consciencieux (Short)
Little Moritz
 1911 Little Moritz fait une course pressée (Short)
Little Moritz
 1911 Little Moritz se fait les muscles (Short)
Little Moritz
 1911 Little Moritz enlève Rosalie (Short)
Little Moritz
 1911 Little Moritz demande Rosalie en mariage (Short)
Little Moritz
 1911 Little Morris Is Too Short (Short)
Little Moritz
 1911 L'habit de Little Moritz (Short)
Little Moritz
 1911 La vocation de Little Moritz (Short)
Little Moritz
 1911 Le binocle de Little Moritz (Short)
Little Moritz
 1911 Le fusil de Little Moritz (Short)
Little Moritz
 1911 Little Moritz, les confitures et l'autruche (Short)
Little Moritz
 1911 Little Moritz, reporter photographe (Short)
Little Moritz
 1911 Little Moritz aime Rosalie (Short)
Little Moritz
 1911 Little Moritz et le papillon (Short)
Little Moritz
 1911 Little Moritz n'aime pas sa bonne (Short)
Little Moritz
 1911 Little Moritz sauvé du feu (Short)
Little Moritz
 1910 Le potache amoureux (Short)
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Stage Play: Conscience. Drama (solo performance). Written by Pedro Bloch. Translated by Claude Vincent. Book adapted by A.M. Klein. Directed by Maurice Schwartz [final Broadway credit]. Booth Theatre: 15 May 1952- 17 May 1952 (4 performances). Cast: Maurice Schwartz (as "Robert Burgos"). Produced by Lee Shubert and J.J. Shubert. Produced ... See more »

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Leading actor of the Yiddish stage.

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