Oscar Beregi (actor, born 1918)

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Oscar Beregi
Born (1918-05-12)May 12, 1918
Budapest, Hungary
Died November 1, 1976(1976-11-01) (aged 58)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Resting place Grand View Memorial Park
Occupation Film, television actor
Years active 1959-1976
Parent(s) Oscar Beregi Sr.

Oscar Beregi Jr. (May 12, 1918 – November 1, 1976) was a Hungarian-born film and television actor. He was the son of actor Oscar Beregi Sr. but was often billed simply as Oscar Beregi. Beregi was most famous for his roles in the American anthology series, The Twilight Zone.

Career[edit]

Television[edit]

Beregi had a major recurring role as fictional gang lord Joe Kulak on The Untouchables. He played the starring role as Captain Gunther Lutze in the Twilight Zone episode "Deaths-Head Revisited." He also appeared in the Twilight Zone episodes "The Rip Van Winkle Caper" and "Mute" and in dozens of shows that used his distinctively paradoxical heavy-set European urbanity to comic effect, including Hogan's Heroes, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Blue Light, The Wild Wild West, Mission: Impossible, season 1 episodes 4 and 5, and Get Smart, Green Acres in the 1968 episode 1 & 2 of " A Star Named Arnold is Born", also appeared in an episode of The Lucy Show, which featured Hogan's Heroes star Bob Crane, and a cameo by John Banner, in character as Stalag 13's Sergeant Schultz.

Film[edit]

Beregi's film career included small roles in several major films, including Judgement at Nuremberg (1961), The Incredible Mr. Limpet (1964), My Fair Lady (1964), Ship of Fools (1965), Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask) (1972) and Young Frankenstein (1974).

Death[edit]

Beregi died of a heart attack on November 1, 1976 in Los Angeles, California. He was buried in Glendale's Grand View Memorial Park Cemetery.

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