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Ivan Lebedeff

Highest Rated:   100% The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952)
Lowest Rated:   20% Rhapsody in Blue (2001)
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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).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
20% Rhapsody in Blue
  • Guest in Nightclub
2001
85% 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
No Score Yet 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 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
No Score Yet History Is Made At Night
  • Michael
1937
No Score Yet 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
No Score Yet China Seas
  • Ngah
1935
No Score Yet Goin' to Town
  • Ivan Valadov
1935
89% 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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