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Harold Huber Overview:

Character actor, Harold Huber, was born Harold Joseph Huberman on Dec 5, 1904 in New York City, NY. Huber died at the age of 54 on Sep 29, 1959 in New York City, NY .


With his dark, slick hair and trim mustache, Harold Huber, was something of a cut-price Cesar Romero. Typed in villainous roles in the early part of his film career (as crooked nightclub owners and the like), he was later much on the side of the law, especially in "Mr Moto" and "Charlie Chan" thrillers, where he played sharpish inspectors. The  war changed the direction of his career and he virtually quit films in post-war years after returning from service abroad. In 1950, he became a TV regular in the series "I Cover Times Square" and continued working steadily in the medium up to his early death. 

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



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By Caftan Woman on Feb 11, 2010 From Caftan Woman

as "that rat, Nunheim" in 1934s The Thin Man Harold Joseph Huberman (later legally Huber) was born December 5, 1909 in the Bronx. That he was an observant lad is evident by the many characters he played on screen. He was also a very bright fellow enrolling as a teenager in an advanced experimen... Read full article

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Harold Huber Quotes:

Chief Inspector James Nelson NYPD: I wish the fishing season was as open as the one for murder.

Lee Chan: Gosh, that's a pretty girl sitting with your friend!
Lieutenant Riggs: That's his daughter Linda. She's got her nose so high in the air, she'd drown in a rainstorm.

Lieutenant Riggs: [frustrated] Medium height, medium build, medium complexion - I'd have to be a medium to find Howard from the description like that Detroit tailor gives me!

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Harold Huber Facts
Attended New York University in 1925 (age 16) and was both a member of the university debate team and editor of the university's school magazine. Also attended Columbia University with the intent of pursuing law but left after beginning to find acting work in 1930.

Died during surgery at Jewish Memorial Hospital on September 29, 1959, leaving behind his wife Ethel and daughter, Margaret. He was buried at Mount Hebron Cemetery in Queens, NY.

American character actor born in the Bronx who played a plethora of gangsters, detectives and ethnic characters on the '30s and '40s screen.

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