George Tobias

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George Tobias (July 14, 1901 – February 27, 1980) was an American character actor.

Born to a Jewish family in New York, he began his acting career at the Pasadena Playhouse in Pasadena, California. He then spent several years in theater groups before moving on to Broadway and, eventually, Hollywood. In 1939, Tobias signed with Warner Brothers, where he played in supporting roles, many times along with James Cagney, in such movies as Cagney's Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) as well as with Gary Cooper in Sergeant York (1941). Tobias later achieved fame in the 1960s by playing long-suffering neighbor Abner Kravitz on the TV sitcom Bewitched.

George Tobias never married and retired from acting in 1977 after a guest role in the Bewitched sequel Tabitha.

On February 27, 1980, Tobias died of bladder cancer at the age of 78 at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.

The hearse containing his body was stolen on the way to the mortuary. The driver got out to speak to someone, and vandals stole the car. After driving about a mile, they realized that Tobias' body was in the back and fled the car. He is buried in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Glendale, Queens County, New York.

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MOVIE CREDITS:
1941: Malowski - The Tanks Are Coming
1940: Oscar Armstrong - Calling All Husbands
1955: Barney Green - The Seven Little Foys
1943: Maxie Twardofsky - This Is the Army
1949: Tiny - The Set-Up
1950: Reggie - Southside 1-1000
1970: Markevitch - The Phynx
1940: Andy Dijon - River's End
1940: Eli Snedeker - South of Suez
1946: Lug Johnson - Gallant Bess
1942: Appopolous - My Sister Eileen
1945: Cpl. Gabby Gordon - Objective, Burma!
1941: "Pusher" Ross - Sergeant York
1951: Razi - The Magic Carpet
1942: Jake Hanso - Wings for the Eagle
1942: Nick Garcos, the Greek - Juke Girl
1940: Tony Scaduto - East of the River
1943: Freddie - Mission to Moscow
1947: Mike - The Judge Steps Out
1952: Ghazili - Desert Pursuit
1942: Blimp Lebec (bush pilot) - Captains of the Clouds
1941: Igor Propotkin - Out of the Fog
1963: Joe Bergner - A New Kind of Love
1957: Vassili Markovitch, Commisar of Art - Silk Stockings
1947: Abbu - Sinbad the Sailor
1946: Joe Marino - Her Kind of Man
1954: Si Schribman - The Glenn Miller Story
1944: Boris Fenilise - Make Your Own Bed
1941: Pasha - Affectionately Yours
1964: Diggs - Bullet for a Badman
1951: Londos - Ten Tall Men
1947: Nick Popolis - My Wild Irish Rose
1942: Dietz - Yankee Doodle Dandy
1944: Pete Musick - Between Two Worlds
1946: Al Doyle - Nobody Lives Forever
1943: Asst. Crew Chief - Air Force
1941: Peewee Defoe - The Bride Came C.O.D.
1941: Nicholas Pappalas - The Strawberry Blonde
1957: Billy Giles - The Tattered Dress
1940: Slug McNutt - The Man Who Talked Too Much
1940: Sascha Bolitov - Music in My Heart
1948: Jacopo - Adventures of Casanova
1940: 'Pinky' - City for Conquest
1951: Gratz - Rawhide
1944: Petit - Passage to Marseille
1940: Rosario La Mata - Torrid Zone
1940: Herbert 'Herbie' Smith - Saturday's Children
1951: Captain Bardoso - The Mark of the Renegade
1958: Maxwell Greech - Marjorie Morningstar
1939: Rico - Maisie
1965: Gideon - Nightmare in the Sun
1939: Sloppy Joe - They All Come Out
1940: George Rondolos - They Drive by Night
1949: Rossi - Everybody Does It
1966: Norman Fenimore - The Glass Bottom Boat
1943: Stars on Horseback
1943: Himself - Thank Your Lucky Stars
1939: Slaski - Balalaika
1939: Beggar - The Hunchback of Notre Dame
1973: Stacks / Jimmy Stackhaus (scenes deleted) - The Night Strangler
1939: Dock Worker - Yes, My Darling Daughter
1939: Edith Colby - Yes, My Darling Daughter
1939: Russian Visa Official - Ninotchka
1945: Mr. Chris (uncredited) - Mildred Pierce
1988: (archive footage) - James Stewart's Wonderful Life
1964: The Big Parade of Comedy
1963: Hollywood Without Make-Up

TV CREDITS:
1958: 77 Sunset Strip
1967: Mannix
1957: Perry Mason
1948: Studio One
1964: Bewitched
1964: Abner Kravitz - Bewitched
1972: The Waltons
1959: Adventures in Paradise
1954: Climax!
1959: Laramie
1953: Letter to Loretta
Pierre Falcon - Hudson's Bay
1977: Tabitha
1975: Starsky & Hutch
1969: Medical Center
1962: Sam Benedict
1975: Switch
1957: The Real McCoys
1963: Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre
1959: The Rebel
1959: Tightrope
1956: Telephone Time