Tamiroff — WHAT A CHARACTER

Russian born (in 1899 of Armenian descent), Moscow Art Theater trained, he was a short (5-feet-5-inches), squat, sweaty blend of roguishness and outright evil. Once seen, he is hard to forget, one of Hollywood’s premier character actors —Akim Tamiroff. As British critic David Thomson writes: He was like a confidence trickster whose nerve has gone. And yet, he […]