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Robert Strauss



Beefy, bulldog-visaged actor Robert Strauss was the son of a theatrical costume designer. Strauss tried his hand at a number of odd jobs before he, too, answered the call of the theater. His best-known Broadway role was the dimwitted, Betty Grable-loving Animal in Stalag 17, a role that he recreated for the 1953 film version, and was Oscar nominated for his efforts. Though he'd been seen onscreen as early as 1942, Strauss' film career didn't really take off until he garnered positive notices for Animal. He spent most of the 1950s at Paramount, working with everyone from William Holden to Jerry Lewis. In 1971, after several distinguished years in the business, Robert Strauss found himself the object of showbiz-column scrutiny when he agreed to co-star in the Danish "soft core" sex farce Dagmar's Hot Pants.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
57% Retroactive
  • Screenwriter
1997
No Score Yet Casualties
  • Producer
1997
81% The Whole Wide World
  • Producer
1996
No Score Yet French Exit
  • Producer
1995
No Score Yet Cafe Society
  • Producer
1995
41% Fire in the Sky
  • Producer
1993
No Score Yet The Noah
  • Noah
1975
No Score Yet That Funny Feeling
  • Bartender
1965
80% The Family Jewels
  • Pool Hall Owner
1965
No Score Yet Frankie and Johnny
  • Blackie
1965
No Score Yet The Wheeler Dealers
  • Fineberg
1963
86% The Thrill of It All
  • 1st Truck Driver
1963
40% Girls! Girls! Girls!
  • Sam
1962
No Score Yet The George Raft Story
  • Frenchie
1961
No Score Yet Li'l Abner
  • Romeo Scragg
1959
No Score Yet The 4D Man
  • Roy Parker
1959
No Score Yet Inside the Mafia
  • Sam Galey
1959
No Score Yet I, Mobster
  • Black Frankie Udino
1958
100% Attack
  • Pvt. Bernstein
1956
86% The Man With the Golden Arm
  • Schwiefka
1955
86% The Seven Year Itch
  • Kruhulik
1955
78% The Bridges at Toko-Ri
  • Beer Barrel
1954
No Score Yet Atomic Kid
  • Stan Cooper
1954
No Score Yet Money from Home
  • Kid
1953
No Score Yet Here Come the Girls (Champagne for Everybody)
  • Jack the Slasher
1953
No Score Yet The Redhead from Wyoming
  • `Knuckles' Hogan
1953
97% Stalag 17
  • `Animal' Stosh
1953
No Score Yet Un Acte d'Amour
  • Blackwood
1953
No Score Yet Jumping Jacks
  • Sgt. McCluskey
1952
No Score Yet Sailor Beware
  • Lardoski
1952
No Score Yet The Sleeping City
  • Lt. Marty Miller
1950
No Score Yet Native Land
  • Grocer
1942

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