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Brother Theodore (1906–2001)

Brother Theodore was born on November 11, 1906 in Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany as Theodore Gottlieb. He was an actor and writer, known for The 'Burbs (1989), The Hobbit (1977) and The Last Unicorn (1982). He died on April 5, 2001 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

The 'Burbs
The 'Burbs Uncle Reuben Klopek
The Hobbit
The Hobbit Gollum
The Last Unicorn
The Return of the King
The Return of the King Gollum / Smeagol


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 1989 That's Adequate
Doctor Dismal
 1988 The Invisible Kid
Dr. Theodore
 1984 The Soldier's Tale
The Drill Sergeant / The Herald (voice)
 1982 The Last Unicorn
Ruhk (voice)
 1982 The Billy Crystal Comedy Hour (TV Series)
Regular Performer
 1980 The Return of the King (TV Movie)
Gollum / Smeagol (voice, as Theodore)
 1979 Nocturna
 1977 The Hobbit (TV Movie)
Gollum (voice, as Theodore)
 1976 Apple Pie
 1976 Gums
Captain Carl Clitoris
 1976 Gang Wars
 1973 Massage Parlor Murders!
 1970 Horror of the Blood Monsters
Opening Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1966 A Nose (Short)
Narrator / Barber / Nathan / ... (voice, as Theodore)
 1949 The Third Man
Man on Street (uncredited)
 1947 The Black Widow
Hitomu (as Theodore Gottlieb)
 1947 Fall Guy
Inmate (uncredited)
 1947 The Lone Wolf in Mexico
Watchman (as Theodore Gottlieb)
 1946 So Dark the Night
Georges (as Theodore Gottlieb)
 1946 The Stranger
Fairbright (uncredited)
Show Show Writer (2 credits)
Show Show Self (11 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (2 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Narrated the trailer for Mad Doctor of Blood Island (1968).

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Interview | See more »

Alternate Names:

Theodore Gottlieb | Theodore

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[from an interview in 1998] If you said to me, "Theodore, we pay you $20,000 and you perform at Town Hall." I might be able to do it and afterwards, simply drop dead. The alternative is to lie safely in my bed and don't perform and have to wait four or five years in utter loneliness and in great pain and confusion. So I might take the risk to do it once and say, "O.K., so I die after the show." ... See more »


Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy", by Ronald L. Smith, pg. 66-67. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387 See more »

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