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Tonio Selwart (1896–2002)

Tonio Selwart was born on June 9, 1896 in Wartenberg, Bavaria, Germany as Anton Th. Selmair. He was an actor, known for Senso (1954), The Barefoot Contessa (1954) and Hangmen Also Die! (1943). He died on November 2, 2002 in New York, USA. See full bio »


(age 106) in New York, USA

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 1968 Anzio
Gen. Van MacKensen
 1963 The Defenders (TV Series)
Dr. von Ecker
- The Colossus (1963) ... Dr. von Ecker
 1961 Romanoff and Juliet
U.N. President (as Tony Selwart)
 1960 Buick-Electra Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Fifth Column (1960)
 1960 The Fifth Column (TV Movie)
 1958 The Naked Maja
 1958 Tempest
 1956 Congo Crossing
Carl Rittner
 1956 Helen of Troy
 1955 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
- The Treasure of Urbano (1955) ... Stross
 1955 Conrad Nagel Theater (TV Series)
Shoemaker / Kuhlmann / Boiselaire / ...
- The Visitor (1955) ... Shoemaker
- Tomorrow Is the Avenger (1955) ... Kuhlmann
- In the Service of the Emperor (1955) ... Boiselaire
- Blakeman's Bottle (1955) ... Mike
- The Temple of Truth (1955) ... Kressner
 1955 The Elgin Hour (TV Series)
- The Bridge (1955) ... Levesque
 1954 The Barefoot Contessa
 1954 Concert of Intrigue
General Renner
 1954 Senso
Il colonello Kleist
 1953 Suspense (TV Series)
- Career (1953) ... Hans
 1951 Frontier Wolf
 1951 My Favorite Spy
Harry Crock
 1950 Somerset Maugham TV Theatre (TV Series)
 1950 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
- Man and Wife (1950)
 1950 The Prudential Family Playhouse (TV Series)
Melchior Feydak
- Biography (1950) ... Melchior Feydak
 1950 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
- Riviera (1950)
 1949 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- As Husbands Go (1949)
 1947 Unconquered
Slave Buyer at Fair (uncredited)
 1944 Strange Affair
Leslie Carlson
 1944 Tampico
 1943 The Cross of Lorraine
Major Bruhl
 1943 The North Star
German Captain
 1943 Edge of Darkness
Paul (uncredited)
 1943 Hangmen Also Die!
Chief of Gestapo Kurt Haas

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Stage Play: Liliom. (Revival). Written by Ferenc Moln├ír. Material adapted by Benjamin Glazer. Scenic Design by Aline Bernstein. Directed by Eva Le Gallienne. Civic Repertory Theatre: 26 Oct 1932- Oct 1932 (closing date unknown/35 performances). Cast: Walter Beck (as "Ficzur The Sparrow"), Donald Cameron (as "The Carpenter"), Sayre Crawley ... See more »

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Tony Selwart

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Bavarian stage and screen actor of Austrian parentage (his father was a noted surgeon). Served as a lieutenant in a cavalry unit with the Austro-Hungarian Army during World War I. Emigrated to the U.S. in 1930, became an American citizen. He completed his acting studies under Michael Checkhov and had success on the New York stage in the Theatre Guild Production of "The Pursuit of Happiness". From... See more »

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