Though born in Russia and having a Russian-sounding name, Akim Tamiroff is actually of Armenian descent. At 19 he decided to pursue acting as a career and was chosen from among 500 applicants to the Moscow Art Theater School. There he studied under the great Konstantin Stanislavski, and launched a stage career. This included road company ...
Born: October 29, 1899
Star sign: Scorpio
Height: 5' 5" (1.65 m)
Known for: Touch of Evil (1958), Alphaville (1965), For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943), Anastasia (1956)