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 Mike Mazurki

Mike Mazurki

Birth
Ternopil's'ka, Ukraine
Death 9 Dec 1990 (aged 82)
Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Freedom Mausoleum, Columbarium of Victory
Memorial ID 5735 · View Source
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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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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 21 Jun 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5735
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mike Mazurki (25 Dec 1907–9 Dec 1990), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5735, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .