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Ben Dova (1905–1986)

Ben Dova was born on March 14, 1905 in Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin, France as Joseph Späh. He was an actor, known for Marathon Man (1976), Dear Mr. Wonderful (1982) and A Chinatown Fantasy (1930). He was married to Evelyn Veronica Spah. He died on September 30, 1986 in Manassas, Virginia, USA. See full bio »

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Marathon Man
Marathon Man Szell's Brother
A Chinatown Fantasy
The Way of All Freshmen
The Way of All Freshmen Acrobatic Dancer


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 1982 Dear Mr. Wonderful
 1976 Marathon Man
Szell's Brother
 1962 Naked City (TV Series)
- To Walk Like a Lion (1962) ... Tailor
 1933 The Way of All Freshmen (Short)
Acrobatic Dancer
 1930 A Chinatown Fantasy (Short)
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 1952 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
- Episode #5.48 (1952) ... Himself
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 2011 Die letzten Stunden der Hindenburg (TV Movie documentary)
Himself (as Joseph Späh)
 2000 Höllenfahrten (TV Series documentary)
- Titanic der Lüfte - Die letzte Fahrt der Hindenburg (2000) ... Himself (as Joseph Späh)

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Joseph Späh

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Was a suspect in the explosion of the Hindenburg, in which he repeatedly left the passenger area to see his dog, who perished in the explosion. Some theorize that he planted a bomb inside the ship at that time. The FBI cleared him of wrongdoing. See more »

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