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Ivan Lebedeff

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952)
  • Lowest Rated: 20% Rhapsody in Blue (2001)
  • Birthday: Jun 18, 1895
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Lithuanian-born actor Ivan Lebedeff was a graduate of the University of St. Petersburg and that same city's Military Academy. At one time, Lebedeff served as an officer of the Czar and later as a diplomat. After the Bolshevik revolution, he fled to Germany, where he began his film-acting career in 1922. He worked in the French movie industry for a while before settling in Hollywood in 1925. His screen assignments included a leading role in D.W. Griffiths Sorrows of Satan (1926), a villainous turn in Wheeler & Woolsey's The Cuckoos (1930), and top billing in RKO's The Gay Diplomat (1931). Thereafter he settled into supporting roles as hand-kissing noblemen, phony Russian counts, society cads, professional correspondents and gigolos. Even at the height of his activity, the thinly mustached, expressively eyebrowed Lebedeff had no qualms about accepting an occasional unbilled role, notably W. C. Fields' tuxedoed ping-pong opponent in You Can't Cheat an Honest Man (1939). When the demand for continental-cad characterizations diminished, Ivan Lebedeff eased into dignified character roles; one of his last appearances was as Dr. Gratzman in the sci-fi classic War of the Worlds (1953).

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20% Rhapsody in Blue Guest in Nightclub 2001
86% The War of the Worlds Dr. Gratzman 1953
100% The Snows of Kilimanjaro Marquis 1952
No Score Yet Heartbeat Thief at Ball 1946
No Score Yet Mission to Moscow Mr. Rosengoltz 1943
No Score Yet Foreign Agent Okura 1942
100% The Shanghai Gesture Gambler 1942
No Score Yet Blue, White and Perfect Alexis Fournier 1942
No Score Yet Lure of the Islands Actor 1942
No Score Yet You Can't Cheat an Honest Man Ronnie 1939
No Score Yet The Mystery of Mr. Wong Michael Strogonoff 1939
No Score Yet Hotel for Women Galdos 1939
No Score Yet Wise Girl Prince Michael 1937
No Score Yet Angel Prince Vladimir Gregorovitch 1937
No Score Yet Conquest Cossack Captain 1937
No Score Yet Atlantic Flight Baron 1937
100% History Is Made At Night Michael 1937
100% Maytime Empress' Dinner Companion 1937
80% Love on the Run Prince Igor 1936
No Score Yet The Golden Arrow Count Giggi Guilliano 1936
No Score Yet She Couldn't Take It (Woman Tamer) Count 1935
80% China Seas Ngah 1935
No Score Yet Goin' to Town Ivan Valadov 1935
No Score Yet The Merry Frinks Ramon 1934
90% Bombshell (Blonde Bombshell) Marquis 1933
No Score Yet Laughing at Life Don Flavio Montenegro 1933
No Score Yet Bachelor Apartment Henri De Maneau 1931
No Score Yet The Lady Refuses Nikolai Rabinoff 1931
No Score Yet The Cuckoos The Baron 1930
No Score Yet Conspiracy Butch Miller 1930
No Score Yet They Had to See Paris Marquis De Brissac 1929
No Score Yet Street Girl Prince Nicholaus of Aregon 1929
No Score Yet Let 'Er Go, Gallegher Four Fingers 1928
No Score Yet The Love of Sunya Ted Morgan 1927
No Score Yet The Sorrows of Satan Amiel 1926
No Score Yet Walking Back Beaut Thibaut 1926


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