Erik Rhodes (I) (1906–1990)


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With his slicked back hair and thin moustache Erik Rhodes arrived in Hollywood to recreate his stage role of Rudolfo Tonetti (which he had performed first on Broadway and then in London, 1932-1933) for the filming of The Gay Divorcee (1934), starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Contrary to his screen image, Erik was born in Oklahoma and ... See full bio »

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Known For

Top Hat Alberto Beddini
(1935)
The Gay Divorcee Rodolfo Tonetti
(1934)
(1935)
Criminal Lawyer Gene Larkin
(1937)

Filmography

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 1976 The Adams Chronicles (TV Mini Series)
Duke of Exeter
- Chapter XII: Henry Adams, Historian (1976) ... Duke of Exeter
 1962 Car 54, Where Are You? (TV Series)
Producer
- I Love Lucille (1962) ... Producer
 1961 Naked City (TV Series)
Gardell
- Take and Put (1961) ... Gardell
 1961 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Herman Albright
- The Case of the Violent Vest (1961) ... Herman Albright
 1958 The Phil Silvers Show (TV Series)
Advertising Executive Smithers
- Bilko the Male Model (1958) ... Advertising Executive Smithers
 1955 Appointment with Adventure (TV Series)
Alvarez
- A Sword Has Two Eagles (1955) ... Alvarez
 1950-1954 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Mr. Purdy / Dr. Gardiner
- The Queen's English (1954) ... Mr. Purdy
- Goodnight, Please (1950) ... Dr. Gardiner
 1952 Suspense (TV Series)
Drexel Courtney
- Blue Panther (1952) ... Drexel Courtney
 1952 Horizons West
Cattle seller (uncredited)
 1950-1951 Musical Comedy Time (TV Series)
Joseph Pulitzer
- Miss Liberty (1951) ... Joseph Pulitzer
- The Merry Widow (1950) ... (as Eric Rhodes)
 1948 The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (TV Series)
 1948 Great Catherine (TV Movie)
Naryshkin
 1939 On Your Toes
Konstantin Morrisine
 1938 Dramatic School
Georges Mounier
 1938 Say It in French
Irving
 1938 Mysterious Mr. Moto
David Scott-Frensham
 1938 Meet the Girls
Maurice Leon
 1938 The Canary Comes Across (Short)
Canary Dillon
 1937 Beg, Borrow or Steal
Lefevre
 1937 Fight for Your Lady
Anton Spadissimo
 1937 Music for Madame
Spaghetti Nadzio
 1937 Woman Chases Man
Henri Saffron
 1937 Criminal Lawyer
Gene Larkin
 1936 Smartest Girl in Town
Baron Enrico Torene
 1936 Second Wife
Dave Bennet
 1936 One Rainy Afternoon
Count Alfredo Donstelli
 1936 Special Investigator
Benny Gray
 1936 Chatterbox
Mr. Archie Fisher
 1936 Two in the Dark
Carlo Gheet
 1935 Another Face
Grimm - Assistant Director
 1935 Top Hat
Alberto Beddini
 1935 Old Man Rhythm
Frank Rochet
 1935 A Night at the Biltmore Bowl (Short)
Erik Rhodes
 1935 The Nitwits
George Clark
 1935 A Night at the Ritz
Leopold Jaynos
 1935 Charlie Chan in Paris
Max Corday
 1934 The Gay Divorcee
Rodolfo Tonetti
 1934 Give Her a Ring
Otto Brune
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Appeared in stage play "Hi Ya, Gentlemen," a musical with Max Baer and Ella Logan, which closed in its Boston tryout. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Eric Rhodes

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)

Spouse:

Emmala Reed (Dunbar) Langdoc LaBranche  (her death)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[In a 1987 interview in retirement in Oklahoma City) I am completely alone, but very comfortably so.

Trivia:

During World War II he served as a captain in U.S. Air Force Intelligence, but despite his proficiency in European languages he was assigned to the Pacific Theater. See more »

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