Theodore Gottlieb (1906–2001)


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Theodore Gottlieb was born on November 11, 1906 in Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. He was an actor and writer, known for The 'Burbs (1989), Nocturna (1979) 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 Reuben Klopek
(1989)
Nocturna Theodore
(1979)
(1982)
(1973)

Filmography

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 1989 The 'Burbs
Reuben Klopek
 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
Theodore
 1977 The Hobbit (TV Movie)
Gollum (voice, as Theodore)
 1976 Apple Pie
Papa
 1976 Gums
Captain Carl Clitoris
 1973 Massage Parlor Murders!
Theodore
 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
 1947 Fall Guy
Inmate (uncredited)
 1947 The Lone Wolf in Mexico
Watchman
 1946 So Dark the Night
Georges
 1946 The Stranger
Fairbright (uncredited)
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Show Show Music department (1 credit)
Show Show Self (12 credits)
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Other Works:

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

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Interview | See more »

Alternate Names:

Theodore
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Personal Quote:

Go and see 'Burbs, or I'll come to your home one of these nights, and you won't enjoy it! See more »

Trivia:

He and Peter Woodthorpe have both played Gollum twice. Theodore played the role in The Hobbit (1977), while Woodthorpe played him in The Lord of the Rings (1978). This incomplete adaptation sparked two other adaptations: the animated The Return of the King (1980), in which Theodore reprised the role; and the BBC radio production, in which Woodthorpe reprised the role. Theodore played the role ... See more »

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Scorpio

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