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Akim Tamiroff Overview:

Actor, Akim Tamiroff, was born on Oct 29, 1899 in Tiflis, Republic of Georgia]. Tamiroff died at the age of 72 on Sep 17, 1972 in Palm Springs, CA and was cremated and his ashes scattered in unknown location.

MINI BIO:

One can almost still see Akim Tamiroff in that white trilby, mustache glistening with sweat, and white handkerchief mopping the brow, cooking up some new double-deal. Nearly all the characters created by this Russian-born actor (in America since the early twenties) were disreputable, whether in a filthy sweat-shirt or lurking beneath semi-respectable clothes. Small, round and beetle-like, he was invaluable to any film. He received Academy Award Supporting Actor nominations for "The General Died At Dawn and "For Whom The Bell Tolls".

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Tamiroff was nominated for two Oscars, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1936Best Supporting ActorThe General Died at Dawn (1936)General YangNominated
1943Best Supporting ActorFor Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)PabloNominated
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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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Akim Tamiroff Quotes:

Fiesta: I look around and pretty soon I marry my wife in Santa Fe. Ah, the best woodchopper in the country. You bet you my life, the best. But one day she gets bite by a rattlesnake.
Mollie Monahan: She did? Did the doctor get there in time?
Fiesta: No, she's already dead.
Mollie Monahan: Your wife?
Fiesta: My wife? No, no, the snake.


The Politician: If it wasn't for graft, you'd get a very low type of people in politics, men without ambition, jellyfish!


Gentleman Brown: [to Cornelius] Drunk, you're useless!
Schomberg: He's useless anyway.


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He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Motion Pictures at 1634 Vine Street in Hollywood, California.

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