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Mike Mazurki
Birth: Dec. 25, 1907
Ternopil's'ka, Ukraine
Death: Dec. 9, 1990
Glendale
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Actor. Born Mikhail Mazurski in Galicia, Austria, he was a 6'5" former professional wrestler who appeared in over 100 movies. As one of cinema's first thugs, he specialized in playing strong arm men, gangsters, bullies and a big goofy guy. He first appeared onscreen in un-credited roles in films such as "Gentleman Jim" (1942) and "About Face" (1942), before becoming a regular onscreen presence throughout the 1950s and 1960s. Some of his best film credits include "Criminal Lawyer" (1951), "Blood Alley" (1955), "Some Like it Hot" (1959), "Donovan's Reef" (1963), "Cheyenne Autumn" (1964) and "The Adventures of Bullwhip griffin" (1967). For television, he was a regular on shows such as "Have Gun Will Travel", "The Untouchables", "It's About Time", "Bonanza", "The Chicago Teddy Bears" and many more. He died in Glendale, California, at age 82. In 2005, he was posthumously awarded the New York State Award by the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum for founding the club. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  Julius Mazurki (____ - 1960)
  Anna Barron Mazurki (1883 - 1956)
 
 Spouses:
  Sylvia Weinblatt Mazurki (1916 - 1997)
  Jeannette Briggs Mazurki-Lindner (1921 - 2010)*
 
 Children:
  Mannette Ann Mazurki (1947 - 2003)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale)
Glendale
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Freedom Mausoleum, Columbarium of Victory
 
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Record added: Jun 21, 1999
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- Tom Carroll
 Added: Aug. 13, 2017
You would have won an Academy Award if you had been in Waiting For Godot. Rest In Peace.
- Sheldon Klein
 Added: Aug. 4, 2017
I watched one of his movies today and it was so beautiful it was all about the animals and it was such a beautiful movie Rust in Peace ❤⭐❤
- Donna Rambis
 Added: Apr. 12, 2017
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