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Shimen Ruskin

Highest Rated:   100% Love and Death (1975)
Lowest Rated:   20% They Got Me Covered (1943)
Birthday:   Not Available
Birthplace:   Not Available
A wild-haired character comedian from Poland, Shimen Ruskin popped up in scores of Hollywood films and television shows from 1938-1975. Having begun his screen career playing bits and performing odd jobs in Yiddish-language films made in New York, Ruskin turned to acting full-time in the 1940s, usually playing excitable types such as headwaiters, bartenders, store keepers, haberdashery salesmen, and the like. Late in life, he appeared as Meyer, the waiter on the short-lived television series The Corner Bar (1972-1973) and played Mordcha in the screen version of Fiddler on the Roof (1971).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
100% Love and Death
  • Borslov
1975
81% Fiddler on the Roof
  • Mordcha
1971
89% Shaft
  • Dr. Sam
1971
91% The Producers
  • Actor
1968
55% Donovan's Brain
  • Tailor
1953
No Score Yet Ten Tall Men
  • Disgruntled Riff
1951
97% Gun Crazy (Deadly Is the Female)
  • Taxi Driver
1950
100% Force of Evil
  • Sorter
1948
100% Letter From an Unknown Woman
  • Older Man
1948
92% Dark Passage
  • Driver-Watchman
1947
100% Body and Soul
  • Grocer
1947
No Score Yet Johnny O'Clock
  • Storekeeper
1947
No Score Yet Crack-Up
  • Wide-Eyed Man
1946
No Score Yet Deadline at Dawn
  • Sam
1946
No Score Yet Mask of Diijon
  • Guzzo
1946
93% Murder, My Sweet
  • Elevator Operator
1944
No Score Yet In Our Time
  • Bartender
1944
20% They Got Me Covered
  • Minor Role
1943
No Score Yet Dance Hall
  • Charles 'Limpy' Larkin
1941
No Score Yet Lady from Louisiana (Lady from New Orleans)
  • Gaston
1941
No Score Yet Having Wonderful Time
  • Shrimpo
1938

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