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Leon Belasco



Born in Odessa, Ukraine Leon Belasco was prepared for a musical career at various seats of learning in Japan and Manchuria. For several years, Belasco was first violinist for the Tokyo Symphony, and later led his own orchestra. Though he made his first film in 1926, his Hollywood career proper didn't begin until 1939. Together with Leonid Kinsky and Mischa Auer, Belasco was one of filmdom's favorite comic Russians, usually cast as an excitable musician, choreographer or aesthete. He also registered well in sinister roles, especially in World War II and Cold War espionagers. On radio, Leon Belasco was heard as larcenous informant Pagan Zeldschmidt on The Man Called X; his best-known TV role was Appopoplous the landlord in My Sister Eileen (1960).

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Superdad
  • Limousine Driver
1973
0% The Art of Love
  • Prince
1965
No Score Yet Can-Can
  • Orchestra Leader
1960
80% Call Me Madam
  • Leader
1953
No Score Yet Son of Ali Baba
  • Babu
1952
No Score Yet The Toast of New Orleans
  • Orchestra Leader
1950
No Score Yet Nancy Goes to Rio
  • Prof. Gama
1950
No Score Yet Love Happy
  • Mr. Lyons
1950
No Score Yet Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion
  • Hassam
1950
No Score Yet Every Girl Should Be Married
  • Violinist
1949
No Score Yet Bagdad
  • Beggar
1949
No Score Yet Adventures of Don Juan
  • Don de Cordoba
1948
No Score Yet For the Love of Mary
  • Igor
1948
No Score Yet Three Daring Daughters
  • Ship's Orchestra Leader
1948
No Score Yet It Happened on 5th Avenue
  • Musician
1947
No Score Yet Suspense
  • Pierre
1946
No Score Yet Swing Parade of 1946
  • Actor
1946
80% Yolanda and the Thief
  • Taxi Driver
1945
100% Wonder Man
  • Pianist
1945
No Score Yet Hollywood and Vine
  • Cedric
1945
40% Pin-Up Girl
  • Captain of Waiters
1944
No Score Yet Meet the People
  • Dress Designer
1944
No Score Yet The Conspirators
  • Waiter
1944
100% The Gang's All Here
  • Waiter
1943
No Score Yet Hers to Hold
  • Orchestra Leader
1943
No Score Yet The Heat's On
  • Shore - the Agent (uncredited)
1943
97% Casablanca
  • Dealer
1942
No Score Yet Give Out, Sisters
  • Waiter
1942
92% Yankee Doodle Dandy
  • Magician
1942
100% Holiday Inn
  • Flower Shop Owner
1942
89% Roxie Hart
  • Waiter
1942
92% Road to Morocco
  • Yusef
1942
No Score Yet Playmates
  • Prince Maharoohu
1941
No Score Yet Skylark
  • Man with long hair
1941
No Score Yet The Chocolate Soldier
  • Waiter
1941
100% Never Give a Sucker an Even Break
  • Pianist
1941
No Score Yet Nothing But the Truth
  • Dr. Lothar Zarok
1941
100% Hold Back the Dawn
  • Mr. Spitzer
1941
No Score Yet Kisses for Breakfast
  • Accompanist
1941
No Score Yet A Girl, a Guy and a Gob
  • Taxi Driver
1941
No Score Yet Tugboat Annie Sails Again
  • Headwaiter
1940
67% The Mummy's Hand
  • Ali
1940
No Score Yet Lady in Question
  • Barber
1940
85% My Favorite Wife
  • Henri
1940
No Score Yet It's a Date
  • Captain
1940
No Score Yet I Take This Woman
  • Pancho
1940
No Score Yet Lucky Partners
  • Nick No. 1
1940
No Score Yet Fisherman's Wharf
  • Luigi
1939
No Score Yet Broadway Serenade
  • Squeaker
1939
No Score Yet Topper Takes a Trip
  • Bellboy
1938

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Potts

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