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:

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.


Cpl. Gabby Gordon: [about Nelson to the other men] C'm'on! I'll follow him down the barrel of a cannon!


Freddie: So this is Russia, eh?
Railroad official: Da, da.
Freddie: Well, where's the caviar?
Railroad official: You're eating some now in your bread.


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

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).

The hearse containing his body was stolen on the way to the mortuary. Involved in a fender bender, the vehicle was stolen by carjackers while information was being exchanged by the occupants of the vehicles. The car and the body were found shortly after.

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