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Robert Strauss
Birth: Nov. 8, 1913
Death: Feb. 20, 1975

Actor. Although big and burly, Strauss had a lovable "Teddy Bear" personality. He earned an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor for creating Stanislas "Animal" Kasava, one of the most memorable film roles ever, in the 1953 film classic "Stalag 17." A native of the Bronx, he worked at a series of jobs including as a salesman, bartender, singing waiter and others before deciding to try acting. He worked in New York theatre groups and eventually made his Broadway debut. He enjoyed a success on stage, screen and televsion. He most enjoyed comic roles. In additional to his role as "Animal" in both Broadway and film versions of "Stalag 17," some of his better roles included that of "Sergeant McClusky" in the 1952 film "Jumping Jacks," "Beer Barrel" in "The Bridges at Toko-ri," (1954), "Romeo Scragg" in ""Li'l Abner" (1959), and "Frenchie" in "The George Raft Story" (1961). Among his TV roles were "Sergeant Grezewsky" in the series "Mona McCluskey" and as private eye "Charlie Leach" on some episodes of "Bewitched." (bio by: Warrick L. Barrett) 
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
 
Created by: Warrick L. Barrett
Record added: Sep 06, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9429691
Robert Strauss
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Robert Strauss
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Robert Strauss
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