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Charles Korvin

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Birth nameGéza Korvin Kárpáthy
Birth dateNovember 21, 1907
Place of birthPiešťany, Hungary
Date of deathJune 18, 1998(age 90)
Death placeManhattan, New York, U.S.

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Charles Korvin (November 21, 1907 June 18, 1998) was a film and television actor. The Piešťany, Hungary-born 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. In 1957, he became a naturalized citizen of the United States. On television, he played The Eagle on 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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