Charles Korvin

Charles Korvin
Charles Korvin

Charles Korvin was born in 1907 in what is now Slovakia.   He came to Hollywood in 1944 and made “Enter Arsene Lupin”.   Other movies include “This Love Of Ours” with Merle Oberon and “Ship of Fools” in 1965 with Vivien Leigh and Simone Signoret.   He died in 1998 in New York.

IMDB entry:

He was born in Piestany, Hungary, and came to the United States in 1940 after ten years studying at the Sorbonne where he worked in still and motion picture photography. After studying acting at the Barter Theater (Abingdon, VA), he made his 1943 debut on Broadway in “Dark Eyes” under the name Geza Korvin. It was then than movie producer Charles K. Feldman signed him to a contract with Universal. There, with the new name Charles Korvin, he played the title role, a French thief, in “Enter Arsene Lupin” (1944). His next three movies paired him romatically with Merle Oberon. After a contract dispute with Universal, and though blacklisted by HUAC in 1951, he played a number villain, thief and philanderer roles for different studios, including the part of the evil Russian agent Rokov in Lex Barker’s “Tarzan’s Savage Fury” (1952). He also appeared in many TV episodes, notably as The Eagle in the “Zorro” series (1957) and as the Latin dance instructor Carlos in “The Honeymooners”. He returned to Hollywood in Stanley Kramer’s “Ship of Fools” (1965). He had homes in Manhattan and Klosters, Switzerland, and died, aged 90, at the Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan, survived by his wife, Natasha; a daughter, Katherine Pers of Budapest; a son, Edward Danziger Dorvin of Santa Monica, CA; and three grandchildren.

– IMDb Mini Biography By: Ed Stephan <>

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