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Arnold Moss posters

Birthday

January 28, 1910

Birth Sign

Aquarius

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Character actor Arnold Moss was born on January 28, 1910. Given his aristocratic bearing, perfect diction and resounding bass voice, it's not hard to believe that he was an experienced Shakespearean stage actor. It's quite rather harder to believe that he was born in Brooklyn, not London, but that's where he was from. An extremely well-educated man--Phi Beta Kappa, a Master's degree in French and a Ph.D in theater--he had originally planned to become a teacher, but the acting bug bit him and he headed for a career on the stage, eventually starting his own Shakespearean company. His stage training, and that remarkable voice, guaranteed him steady employment on radio, where he spent many years writing as well as acting.He made his film debut in 1946, and specialized in urbane villainy in the manner of George Macready, playing everything from Arab chieftains to Mexican bandits to Indian maharajahs over his career, and did much television work from the early 1950s onward. He appeared on Star Trek (1966) as mysterious actor Anton Karidian, alter-ego of the tyrannical Kodos the Executioner, in the episode "The Conscience of the King". read more

He also appeared in the original Broadway production of Stephen Sondheim's "Follies", playing impresario Dimitri Weissman. Arnold Moss died at age 79 of lung cancer in New York City on December 15, 1989.

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