Mischa Auer

Actor
The tall Russian-born Mischa Auer is perhaps best remembered for his hilarious, scene-stealing performance as Alice Brady's gorilla-impersonating protege in the 1936 screwball classic "My Man Godfrey", which brought him ... Read more »
Born: 11/17/1905 in Russia

Filmography

Actor (71)

Arrivederci, Baby! 1966 (Movie)

Romeo (Actor)

We Joined the Navy 1962 (Movie)

President (Actor)

Nathalie Agent Secret 1959 (Movie)

Cyril Boran (Actor)

The Monte Carlo Story 1957 (Movie)

Hector (Actor)

That Darned Kid 1956 (Movie)

Ballet Master (Actor)

Frou-Frou 1955 (Movie)

Archduke (Actor)

Futures Vedettes 1955 (Movie)

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Mr. Arkadin 1955 (Movie)

The Professor (Actor)

Brewster's Millions 1945 (Movie)

Michael Michaelovich (Actor)

Up in Mabel's Room 1944 (Movie)

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Seven Sinners 1939 (Movie)

Sasha (Actor)

Trail of the Vigilantes 1939 (Movie)

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Destry Rides Again 1938 (Movie)

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You Can't Take It With You 1938 (Movie)

Kolenkhov (Actor)

The Rage of Paris 1937 (Movie)

Mike the Head Waiter (Actor)

100 Men and a Girl 1936 (Movie)

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Three Smart Girls 1936 (Movie)

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Vogues of 1938 1936 (Movie)

Prince Muratov (Actor)

My Man Godfrey 1935 (Movie)

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That Girl From Paris 1935 (Movie)

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The Gay Desperado 1935 (Movie)

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Winterset 1935 (Movie)

Radical (Actor)

I Dream Too Much 1934 (Movie)

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Lives of a Bengal Lancer 1934 (Movie)

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The Yellow Ticket 1930 (Movie)

Melchior (Actor)

Just Imagine 1929 (Movie)

B-36 (Actor)

Alias the Deacon (Movie)

Andre (Actor)

And Then There Were None (Movie)

Prince Nikki Starloff (Actor)

Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back (Movie)

Hassan (Actor)

Call Her Savage (Movie)

Agitator in restaurant (Actor)

Clive of India (Movie)

Suraj Ud Dowlah (Actor)

Condemned to Live (Movie)

Zan (Actor)

Corruption (Movie)

Volkov (Actor)

Cracked Nuts (Movie)

Kabikoff (Actor)

Dangerously Yours (Movie)

Kassim (Actor)

Delicious (Movie)

Mischa (Actor)

East Side of Heaven (Movie)

Nicky (Actor)

For You I Die (Movie)

Alec Shaw (Actor)

Gabriel Over the White House (Movie)

Theesen, Reporter (Actor)

Girl without a Room (Movie)

Walksky (Actor)

Here Comes Trouble (Movie)

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Hold That Ghost (Movie)

Gregory, Maitre D' (Actor)

It's All Yours (Movie)

Baron Rene de Montigny (Actor)

Little Tough Guys in Society (Movie)

Dr. Trenkle (Actor)

Marquis Preferred (Movie)

Albert (Actor)

Merry-Go-Round of 1938 (Movie)

Mischa (Actor)

Murder in the Fleet (Movie)

Manchukan Consul (Actor)

No Limit (Movie)

Romeo (Actor)

One Rainy Afternoon (Movie)

Leading Man (Actor)

Paramount on Parade (Movie)

Guest Star (Actor)

Pick a Star (Movie)

Rinaldo Lopez (Actor)

Rasputin and the Empress (Movie)

Butler (serving Tobolsk cakes) (Actor)

Sentimental Journey (Movie)

Lawrence Ayres (Actor)

Service De Luxe (Movie)

Bibenko (Actor)

She Wrote the Book (Movie)

Boris/Joe (Actor)

Sofia (Movie)

Ali Imagu (Actor)

Sons O' Guns (Movie)

German Spy (Actor)

Spring Parade (Movie)

The Peasant (Actor)

Stamboul Quest (Movie)

Roberts (Actor)

Sweethearts (Movie)

Leo Kronk (Actor)

The Benson Murder Case (Movie)

Albert (Actor)

The Flame of New Orleans (Movie)

Zolotov (Actor)

The Midnight Patrol (Movie)

Dummy Black (Actor)

The Monster Walks (Movie)

Hanns Krug (Actor)

The Princess Comes Across (Movie)

Morevitch (Actor)

The Unholy Garden (Movie)

Prince Nicolai Poliakoff (Actor)

Top of the Town (Movie)

Hamlet (Actor)

Twin Beds (Movie)

Nicolai Cherupin (Actor)

Viva Villa! (Movie)

Military Attache (Actor)

We Are in the Navy Now (Movie)

Colonel (Actor)

Woman Condemned (Movie)

Dr. Wagner (Actor)

Biography

The tall Russian-born Mischa Auer is perhaps best remembered for his hilarious, scene-stealing performance as Alice Brady's gorilla-impersonating protege in the 1936 screwball classic "My Man Godfrey", which brought him a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination.

Relationships

Zoe Auer

Daughter
mother, Norma Tillman

Anthony Auer

Son
mother, Norma Tillman

Leopold Auer

Grandfather

Joyce Hunter

Wife

Susanne Kalisch

Wife
divorced

Elsie Lee

Wife
Married in 1965 until his death 1967

Norma Tillman

Wife
married in 1931 divorced in 1940

EDUCATION

Ethical Culture School

New York , New York

Milestones

1966

Final film, "Drop Dead, Darling"

1955

Co-starred in "Mister Arkadin", directed by Orson Wells

1944

Starred in "And Then There Were None"

1940

Starred in "Hellzapoppin'"

1939

Featured in "Destry Rides Again"

1938

Co-starred in "You Can't Take It With You"

1937

Had leading role in "One Hundred Men and a Girl"

1936

Breakthrough screen role as Carlo, the "protege" of Mrs. Bullock (Alice Brady), "My Man Godfrey"; received a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination

1935

Acted in "The Lives of a Bengal Lancer"

1934

Co-starred in "Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back"

1932

Acted with the Barrymore siblings in "Rasputin and the Empress"

1932

Appeared with Greta Garbo in "Mata Hari"

1927

Film acting debut, "Something Always Happens"

1920

Brought to the USA by his grandfather, violinist Leopold Auer after his parents' deaths

Headlined the radio series "Mischa the Magnificent" in the 1940s

Began theatrical acting career with Eva LeGallienne's company

Moved to Europe and acted in several films shot in Italy

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