Kurt Kasznar

Having appeared in over 80 screen productions and dozens of stage plays throughout his impressive career, Kurt Kasznar may be most noted for a role at the end of his of life, as Alexander B. Fitzhugh on the sci-fi TV ... Read more »
Born: 08/13/1913 in Vienna, , AT

Filmography

Actor (29)

Cyrano 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Voice

The Snoop Sisters 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Land of the Giants 1968 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

The Royal Follies of 1933 1967 - 1968 (TV Show)

Actor

King's Pirate 1966 (Movie)

Zucco (Actor)

The Perils of Pauline 1966 (Movie)

Consul General (Actor)

55 Days at Peking 1963 (Movie)

Baron Sergei Ivanoff (Actor)

Arms and the Man 1962 (Movie)

Petkoff (Actor)

The Journey 1959 (Movie)

Csepege (Actor)

Come Prima 1958 (Movie)

Ladislas Tabory (Actor)

A Farewell to Arms 1957 (Movie)

Bonello (Actor)

Legend of the Lost 1957 (Movie)

Prefect Dukas (Actor)

Anything Goes 1956 (Movie)

Victor Lawrence (Actor)

Flame of the Islands 1956 (Movie)

Cyril Mace (Actor)

My Sister Eileen 1955 (Movie)

Appopolous (Actor)

The Last Time I Saw Paris 1954 (Movie)

Maurice (Actor)

Valley of the Kings 1954 (Movie)

Hamed Bachkour (Actor)

All the Brothers Were Valiant 1953 (Movie)

Quint (Actor)

Give a Girl a Break 1953 (Movie)

Leo Belney (Actor)

Kiss Me Kate 1953 (Movie)

Baptista (Actor)

Lili 1953 (Movie)

Jacquot (Actor)

Ride, Vaquero 1953 (Movie)

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The Great Diamond Robbery 1953 (Movie)

Tony (Actor)

The Happy Time 1952 (Movie)

Uncle Louis Bonnard (Actor)

Anything Can Happen 1951 (Movie)

Nuri Bey (Actor)

Lovely to Look At 1951 (Movie)

Max Fogelsby (Actor)

Once Upon a Dead Man (TV Show)

Actor

Suddenly, Love (TV Show)

Actor

The Smugglers (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Having appeared in over 80 screen productions and dozens of stage plays throughout his impressive career, Kurt Kasznar may be most noted for a role at the end of his of life, as Alexander B. Fitzhugh on the sci-fi TV series "Land of the Giants". Born in Austria-Hungary, he immigrated to the United States during the mid-1930s and was drafted in 1941. After the war, Kasznar made his way to Broadway, where he played Uncle Louis in the coming-of-age family play "The Happy Time", a role that won him a Golden Globe nod when he recreated it for Richard Fleischer's 1952 screen version. This kick-started his film career, and soon he was playing Jacquot alongside Zsa Zsa Gabor and Leslie Caron in the circus musical "Lili", and appearing with Elizabeth Taylor in the romantic drama "The Last Time I Saw Paris". He worked steadily in film into the 1960s while making a huge name on the Great White Way, winning a Tony nomination for his stage performance in "The Sound of Music". In 1968 he played the part of Fitzhugh on "Land of the Giants", which followed the members of a space crew that landed on a planet inhabited by, yes, giants. After the show's two-year run Kasznar appeared mostly on TV, putting in one-off appearances and cameos on popular prime-time dramas including the mystery series "McMillan & Wife" and the geriatric-detective show "Barnaby Jones".

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