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Charles Korvin

Charles Korvin

Charles Korvin was a film and television actor. The Piestany, Hungary-born actor (born Geza Korvin Karpathi) moved to the United States in 1940 after studying at the Sorbonne. Korvin made his stage debut on Broadway in 1943 using the name Geza Korvin. After signing a movie contract with Universal Pictures, he changed his stage name to Charles Korvin. He worked steadily through the 1940s, including appearing in three films with actress Merle Oberon. In the 1950s, after leaving Universal, he played a number of villain roles in films and television. On television, he played The Eagle on Zorro and, famously, played Latin dance instructor Carlos on The Honeymooners episode Mama Loves Mambo. Korvin died at the age of 90 in Manhatten.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2006.

Charles Korvin Facts

Birth NameGeza Korvin Karpathi
BirthdayNovember 21, 1907
BirthplacePiestany, Hungary
Date of deathJune 18, 1998 (New York, New York, USA, age 90)

Selected Filmography

Ship of Fools
Tarzan's Savage Fury
Bad Girls of Film Noir, Vol. 1
Interpol Calling
The Killer That Stalked New York
Lydia Bailey
Inside Out
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