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Born in Bronx, New York City, New York, USA

Mini Bio (1)

Howard Maurer is an actor, musician, composer and performer, best known for his musical and comedy revues in Las Vegas and his roles in the "Ilsa" film franchise.

Born in New York City, Howard Maurer began playing piano at parties at the age of 14. His skills as a pianist soon led to him leading bands at weddings and conventions. After graduating from college and having served in the army, he traveled the world with his brother, performing as musical act, "The Brothers Cain". Upon his return to the U.S., he settled down in LA whilst performing at many of the show rooms in Las Vegas before eventually relocating there permanently.

During his long career, Maurer has performed as a pianist, vocalist and band leader at many of the Las Vegas hotels and show rooms such as The Riviera, Flamingo and Caesar's Palace. He also found success as a composer, both locally and internationally, with "Mandom, Lovers of the World" and "Peppers Little People". In 1975, Maurer was hired to run the new Aladdin Theatre for the Performing Arts.

Whilst working as a musician, Maurer starred in numerous films - his first being Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS (1975), followed by its sequels, which also starred his wife Dyanne Thorne as the titular character. Maurer continued to star in TV and film with roles in Aria (1987) and Rocky IV (1985)

Maurer worked on both solo and joint projects with Thorne, with the duo starring in Las Vegas comedy show, "Sex Over 40". In addition to his music and acting career, Maurer began writing, directing and starring in his own stage comedies with his wife, including comedy show "Burlesque-a Poppin". Together, they produced and performed musical and comedy revues throughout Las Vegas for over 30 years.

Away from stage and screen, Maurer serves as a non-denominational, church ordained minister, alongside his wife, for their Las Vegas wedding business, A Scenic Outdoor Wedding. Maurer also provides optional musical services for the ceremonies.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: steff

Spouse (1)

Dyanne Thorne (? - present)

Personal Quotes (1)

[Talking about his reaction to the script for the first "Ilsa" film] When I read it, I was falling in love with Dyanne (star Dyanne Thorne), and I didn't want her to play an evil character like Ilsa. In fact, I threw the script at the wall! Dyanne and I talked about it, and you can't turn down work as an actor unless you're a huge star, so she decided to do it. I supported her all the way.

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