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Sig Ruman (born Siegfried Rumann) (1884-1967) was a German-American actor known for his comic portrayals of pompous villains. 1884 is a leap year starting on Tuesday (click on link to calendar). ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... German-Americans are common in the US. Light blue indicates counties that are predominately German ancestry. ... Comedy is the use of humor in the form of theater, where it simply referred to a play with a happy ending, in contrast to a tragedy. ...


Born in Hamburg, he studied electrical engineering before serving with the Imperial German army during the First World War. After moving to the United States in 1924, his acting career blossomed. Befriending playwright George S. Kaufman and theater critic Alexander Woolcott, he enjoyed success in many Broadway productions. Hamburgs central promenade Jungfernstieg on the Alster lake, between 1900 and 1914 Hamburg is Germanys second largest city (after Berlin) and, with the Hamburg Harbour, its principal port. ... Electrical engineering or electrotechnology is an engineering discipline that deals with the study and application of electricity and electromagnetism. ... The term German Empire commonly refers to Germany, from its foundation as a unified nation-state on January 18, 1871, until the abdication of Emperor Wilhelm II on November 9, 1918. ... Ypres, 1917, in the vicinity of the Battle of Passchendaele. ... 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... George Simon Kaufman (November 16, 1889 - June 2, 1961) was a playwright, director, producer, humorist, and drama critic noted for his many collaborations with other writers and his contributions to 20th century American comedy. ... This article is about the street in New York City. ...


With the advent of talkies, Ruman became a favorite of the Marx Brothers, appearing in A Night at the Opera, A Day at the Races, and A Night in Casablanca. His German accent and large stature kept him busy during World War II, playing sinister Nazi characters in a series of wartime thrillers. During this period, he also appeared in several films by Ernst Lubitsch, a fellow German immigrant. A sound film (or talkie) is a motion picture with synchronized sound, as opposed to a silent movie. ... The brothers in Hollywood: (left to right) Chico, Zeppo, Groucho, Harpo The Marx Brothers were a team of sibling comedians that played in vaudeville, stage plays, film and television. ... A Night At the Opera is a 1935 comedy film starring the Marx Brothers. ... Code book scene A Day at the Races A Day at the Races (1937) is the seventh movie starring the three Marx Brothers, with Margaret Dumont, Allan Jones and Maureen OSullivan. ... Sheet Music Cover A Night in Casablanca (1946) is the twelfth Marx Brothers movie. ... Combatants Allied Powers Axis Powers Commanders {{{commander1}}} {{{commander2}}} Strength {{{strength1}}} {{{strength2}}} Casualties 17 million military deaths 7 million military deaths World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a mid-20th century conflict that engulfed much of the globe and is accepted as the largest and deadliest... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Nazism. ... Image:Ernst Lubitsch 2. ...


Despite poor health during the 50's and 60's, Ruman continued to find work, making many guest appearances on television. In 1953, he played what is perhaps his most famous role--that of "Schultz", the bumbling, two-faced POW camp guard in Stalag 17. He died of a heart attack on February 14th, 1967, in Julian, California. Events and trends Technology United States tests the first fusion bomb. ... Events and trends The 1960s was a turbulent decade of change around the world. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Prisoner of War camps Contents // Categories: Substubs | Prisons and detention centres ... Stalag 17 is a 1953 film which tells the story of a group of Allied soldiers held in a German World War II prisoner of war camp, who come to believe that one of their number is a traitor. ... A myocardial infarction occurs when an atherosclerotic plaque slowly builds up in the inner lining of a coronary artery and then suddenly ruptures, totally occluding the artery and preventing blood flow downstream. ... February 14 is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Julian is an unincorporated community located in San Diego County, California. ...


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