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  • BIRTH 18/04/1903
  • DEATH 08/09/1998
  • Country Russia
  • SHOWS 5
  • MOVIES 17

Leonid Kinskey

Leonid Kinskey (April 18, 1903 – September 8, 1998) was a Russian-born movie and television actor who enjoyed a long career. Kinskey is best known for his role as Sascha in the film Casablanca (1942).

Kinskey was born in St. Petersburg, Russia. He fled the Russian Revolution and acted on stage in Europe and South America before arriving in New York City in 1921. He joined the road production of Al Jolson's musical Wonder Bar, before making his first film appearance, in the 1932 Trouble in Paradise. His looks and accent helped him land supporting roles in numerous movies, including Duck Soup and Nothing Sacred, and on television, well into the 1960s. It is said that he got perhaps his best-known role, Sascha in Casablanca, because he was a drinking buddy of star Humphrey Bogart. Kinskey was in the pilot episode for Hogan's Heroes, but turned down a regular role in the series because he thought the subject matter was being taken too lightly.

Kinskey was married three times. His second wife was actress Iphigenie Castiglioni, to whom he remained married until her death in 1963. He was married to Tina York from 1983 to his death. He died of complications of a stroke in Fountain Hills, Arizona, at the age of 95.

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Leonid Kinskey

Shows (5)

Hogan's Heroes
Hogan's Heroes
Vladimir Minsk
Batman (1966)
Batman (1966)
Professor Overbeck
Perry Mason
Perry Mason
Vyacheslav Gerznov
Dr. Kildare
Dr. Kildare
Sam Weiss
Burke's Law
Burke's Law
Juan Bagulesco

Movies (17)

Casablanca
Casablanca
Sascha
Ball of Fire
Ball of Fire
Prof. Quintana
The Talk of the Town
The Talk of the Town
Jan Pulaski
Trouble in Paradise
Trouble in Paradise
The Communist (uncredited)
Duck Soup
Duck Soup
Sylvanian Agitator
Nothing Sacred
Nothing Sacred
Ferdinand Roassare - Poet (uncredited)
The Fighting Seabees
The Fighting Seabees
Johnny Novasky
The Man with the Golden Arm
The Man with the Golden Arm
Dominiwski
Presenting Lily Mars
Presenting Lily Mars
Leo
Glory
Glory
Vasily
The Big Broadcast
The Big Broadcast
Ivan
The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle
The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle
Artist
The Gilded Lily
The Gilded Lily
Vocal Teacher (uncredited)
Manhattan Melodrama
Manhattan Melodrama
Trotskyite Slapping Poppa Rosen
Café Metropole
Café Metropole
Artist
Day-time Wife
Day-time Wife
Coco Anderson
Peter Ibbetson
Peter Ibbetson
Prisoner (uncredited)