Konrad Tom

Konrad Tom

Birth
Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland
Death 9 Aug 1957 (aged 70)
Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Memorial ID 135103324 · View Source
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Actor. Born Konrad Runowiecki, he was a well-known musical theater and cabaret singer in several Warsaw cabarets. Between 1918 and 1924, he directed three popular films, among them 'An Unfaithful Wife'. During the next ten years he was active as a screenwriter, actor, and writer of dialogues and lyrics. His better-known scripts include 'Is Lucyna a Girl?' (1934), 'Antek, the Police Chief' (1935), and 'The Baltic Rhapsody' (1935). In the mid-1930s, he established himself as the master of musical comedy with two films, 'Love Schemes' (1935) and 'Ada! Don't Do That!' (1936). In 1938, he directed another classic prewar musical 'The Forgotten Melody' and that same year, he directed his only film in Yiddish, 'Little Mother'. During the war he served in the Second Polish Army Corps and in 1947, he migrated to the United States. In his career, Tom acted in 13 films, directed 12, penned the soundtrack to 3 musicals and wrote the scripts for 27 films. He was married to Zula Pogorzelska, a Polish cabaret and film actress.

Bio by: Louis du Mort


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