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Menasha Skulnik (1890–1970)

Menasha Skulnik was born on May 15, 1890 in Warsaw, Poland, Russian Empire. He was an actor, known for Oy Doktor! (1930), Menasha the Magnificent (1950) and Monticello, Here We Come (1950). He died on June 4, 1970 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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 1956 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- The Plunge (1956)
 1953 The Goldbergs (TV Series)
- Episode dated 7 August 1953 (1953) ... Berish
 1950 Menasha the Magnificent (Short)
 1930 Oy Doktor! (Short)
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 1951-1966 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
Himself - Comedian / Himself
- Episode #19.23 (1966) ... Himself - Comedian
- Episode #4.35 (1951) ... Himself
 1955 A.N.T.A. Album of 1955 (TV Movie)
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 1933 Live and Laugh (Documentary)

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He acted and directed Felix Leon and Howard Da Silva's musical, "The Zula and The Zayda," at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey with Ed Hall, Ben Stone, Albert Kirk and Ann Roman in the cast. See more »

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One of the legendary talents of the Yiddish theater, Menasha Skulnik also appeared in several Broadway shows, most notably in Clifford Odets' "The Flowering Peach" and Harold Rome's "The Zulu and the Zayda," winning a Tony award for Best Actor in a Musical for the latter in 1964. He died in 1970 at the age of eighty.

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