Charles Korvin

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Charles Korvin
Charles Korvin 1948.JPG
Corvin in 1948.
Born Géza Korvin Kárpáthy
(1907-11-21)November 21, 1907
Piešťany, Austro-Hungarian Monarchy now Slovakia
Died June 18, 1998(1998-06-18) (aged 90)
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Resting place
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.

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