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Gene Roth

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Birth nameEugene Oliver Edgar Stutenroth
Birth dateJanuary 8, 1903
Place of birthRedfield, South Dakota, USA
Date of deathJuly 19, 1976(age 73)
Death placeLos Angeles, California, USA
Years active1922 1967

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Gene Roth (January 8, 1903 July 19, 1976) was an American film actor. Born in Redfield, South Dakota, Roth was born Eugene Oliver Edgar Stutenroth. He appeared in over 250 films between 1922 and 1967.

Modern viewers will remember Roth for his portrayals of heavies and bad guys in Three Stooges short films such as Slaphappy Sleuths, Hot Stuff, Quiz Whizz, and Outer Space Jitters. His most memorable role was as Russian spy Bortsch in 1949's Dunked in the Deep, as well as its remake, Commotion on the Ocean. His most famous line was his threat to Shemp Howard: "Give me dat fill-um!" ('fill-um' being 'film' with a Russian accent).Roth was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in Los Angeles, California on July 19, 1976.

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