Tutte Lemkow

Biography

Date of Birth 28 August 1918, Oslo, Norway Date of Death 10 November 1991, London, England, UK Tutte Lemkow was a Norwegian actor and dancer, player of many, mostly villainous parts in British television series and films. His chief claims to mainstream familiarity were his roles as "the fiddler" in the film version of Fiddler on the Roof and the old man ("Imam") who translates for Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark. He also appeared as a dancer in John Huston's 1952 film Moulin Rouge and Blake Edwards' A Shot in the Dark as the Cossack who drinks the poison intended for Peter Sellers' Inspector Clouseau. Lemkow also appeared with Sellers in the 1963 comedy crime caper The Wrong Arm of the Law. Lemkow was born in Oslo, Norway of Jewish heritage. He was married to Swedish actress Mai Zetterling from 1944 to 1953. Lemkow and Zetterling have a daughter, Etienne and a son, Louis, who is professor of environmental sociology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Tutte Lemkow died in London. He played three roles in Doctor Who with William Hartnell's Doctor: Kuiju in Marco Polo (1964), Ibrahim in The Crusade (1965) and Cyclops in The Myth Makers (1965). He also appeared in the Morecambe and Wise comedy film The Intelligence Men (1965).

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Dragnet:Vol 6 Classic TV

Drunk

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The Secret of Monte Cristo

Gino

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Duffy il re del doppio gioco

Spaniard

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A Weekend with Lulu

Postman Léon

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Tommy the Toreador

Bootblack

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Guns of Darkness

Gabriel's Cousin

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Ghost in the Noonday Sun

Pontius Kak

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Sea Fury

Dancer (uncredited)

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Masquerade

Paviot

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Justine

Prisoner

Starring In
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Ben Hur

Leper (uncredited)

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Mata Hari

Ybarra

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Red Sonja

Wizard

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Sphinx

Tewfik

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Raiders of the Lost Ark

Imam

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Love and Death

Pierre

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Theatre of Blood

Meths Drinker

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Ghost in the Noonday Sun

Pontius Kak

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Fiddler on the Roof

Fiddler

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Justine

Prisoner

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Dragnet:Vol 6 Classic TV

Drunk

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Inspector Clouseau

Frenchie LeBec

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Duffy il re del doppio gioco

Spaniard

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Fathom

Mehmed, Serapkin's servant

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The Wrong Box

Strangler

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The Intelligence Men

Seedy Schlecht Agent

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Masquerade

Paviot

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The Moon-Spinners

Orestes

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A Shot in the Dark

Kazak Dancer

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Becket

French Courtier (uncredited)

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The Victors

Sikh Soldier

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The Wrong Arm Of The Law

Siggy Schmoltz

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Guns of Darkness

Gabriel's Cousin

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On the Beat

Billposter in Underground (uncredited)

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We Joined the Navy

Corporal

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The Guns of Navarone

Nicolai

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The Hellfire Club

Higgins

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A Weekend with Lulu

Postman Léon

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The Secret of Monte Cristo

Gino

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Ben-Hur

Leper (uncredited)

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Tommy the Toreador

Bootblack

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Too Many Crooks

Swarthy Man

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The Stranglers of Bombay

Ram Das

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Carve Her Name with Pride

Gaston (uncredited)

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Bonjour Tristesse

Pierre Schube (uncredited)

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Sea Fury

Dancer (uncredited)

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Fire Down Below

Dancer (uncredited)

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Zarak

Sword Dancer (uncredited)

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Anastasia

Kasbek dancer (uncredited)

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The Iron Petticoat

Sutsiyawa

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The Captain's Paradise

Principal dancer

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Moulin Rouge

Aicha's Partner

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