Job Film and television actor
Years active 1927-1977
Known for Hero's loyal, but not-too-bright sidekick
Top Roles Dietz, Mr. Chris, Slaski, George Rondolos, Norman Fenimore
Top GenresDrama, Comedy, Romance, Musical, War, Crime
Top TopicsWorld War II, Aviation, Romance (Comic)
Top Collaborators (Producer), (Producer), (Producer), (Director)
Shares birthday with Annabella, George Sherman, Robert Stephens  see more..

George Tobias Overview:

Character actor, George Tobias, was born on Jul 14, 1901 in New York City, NY. Tobias died at the age of 78 on Feb 27, 1980 in Los Angeles, CA and was laid to rest in New Mount Carmel Cemetery in Glendale, Queens County, NY.

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George Tobias was an affable-looking American supporting actor who appeared in Warner films for most of the 1940s, mostly as the hero's loyal, but not-too-bright sidekick, but sometimes in juicier and more interesting roles. He worked in films as a freelance for a few years afterwards, but was mostly seen on television after 1958. He died from cancer. 

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

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George Tobias Quotes:

Petit: I wish I was in France killing pigs of Germans instead of mosquitos.


Glenn Miller: Alright, alright, let's have the five saxes right in there...
Si Schribman: *Five* saxes?
Glenn Miller: And the trombones, right on the left here, over there, right in there, and the four trumpets right behind them...
Si Schribman: Four Trombones and Four Trumpets! When they get playing, what's gonna hold the roof on?
Sy's Assistant: He's trying five saxes with a trumpet lead.
Si Schribman: Maybe it's good and maybe it ain't, but it's radical!


Igor Propotkin: All men are created free and equal, so it says in the books. Who am I equal to? Nobody. Throw away the books.


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George Tobias Facts
He was Abner Kravitz on "Bewitched" (1964) where Darrin Stevens was played by Dick York and Dick Sargent. He also starred opposite Gary Cooper in Sergeant York (1941).

He appeared in both Ninotchka (1939) and Silk Stockings (1957), its musical remake.

He was a lifelong bachelor but for 40 years had an off-and-on relationship with actress Milicent Patrick until his death in 1980.

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