Corvin in 1948.
|Born||Géza Korvin Kárpáthy
November 21, 1907
Piešťany, Austro-Hungarian Monarchy now Slovakia
|Died||June 18, 1998
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
|Cremated, Ashes scattered into the Atlantic Ocean|
Charles Korvin (November 21, 1907 – June 18, 1998) was a film and television actor. The Hungarian actor (born Géza Korvin Kárpáthy) 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 including a Russian agent named Rokov in Tarzan's Savage Fury starring Lex Barker as the title character. In 1957, he became a naturalized citizen of the United States. On television, he played The Eagle on Disney's Zorro and, famously, played Latin dance instructor Carlos on The Honeymooners episode "Mama Loves Mambo." In 1959 he starred in the US/UK television series Interpol Calling. Korvin died at the age of 90 in Manhattan.
- Enter Arsène Lupin (1944)
- Temptation (1946)
- Berlin Express (1948)
- The Killer That Stalked New York (1950)
- Tarzan's Savage Fury (1952)
- Ship of Fools (1965)
- Inside Out (1975)
- Charles Korvin at the Internet Movie Database
- Charles Korvin at Find a Grave
- Finding aid of the Charles Korvin photographs, circa 1937-1938 collection at Brandeis University Archives & Special Collections.