Shimen Ruskin

Biography

Date of Birth 25 February 1907, Wilno, Poland, Russian Empire [now Vilnius, Lithuania] Date of Death 23 April 1976, Los Angeles, California, USA (cancer) Spouse Kay (? - ?) 1 child Trivia Lee J. Cobb named him as a Communist, resulting in his blacklisting. Along with ten scenarists, he shared an $80,000 out-of-court settlement from MPAA in 1965. Has a granddaughter who works in San Francisco as an English and History teacher. Originally, his name was "Druskin," but he changed it after he went into an acting career. All of his descendants carry the name "Ruskin." Was mainly of Polish and Russian ancestry.

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Gun Crazy

Cab Driver

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Miss Susie Slagle's

O'Connor (uncredited)

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3 Men in White

Martinelli the Tailor (uncredited)

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Undercover Girl

Janitor (uncredited)

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The Mask of Diijon

Guzzo

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Young Ideas

Book Clerk (uncredited)

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Hold That Blonde!

Russian Waiter (uncredited)

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In Our Time

Bartender (uncredited)

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The Fat Man

Louie - Waiter (uncredited)

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Mr. Soft Touch

Gus--Lookout (uncredited)

Starring In
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Camarada X

Russian Bridegroom (uncredited)

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Love and Death

Borslov

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Shaft

Dr. Sam

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Fiddler on the Roof

Mordcha

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The Producers

The Landlord

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Donovan's Brain

Tailor

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Diez Valientes

Disgruntled Riff (uncredited)

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The Fat Man

Louie - Waiter (uncredited)

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Behave Yourself

Hotel Clerk (uncredited)

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Undercover Girl

Janitor (uncredited)

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Gun Crazy

Cab Driver

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Mr. Soft Touch

Gus--Lookout (uncredited)

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Letter from an Unknown Woman

Stefan's Friend at Café (uncredited)

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Force of Evil

Sorter (uncredited)

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Jedes Mädchen müßte heiraten

Photo Peddler (uncredited)

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Body and Soul

Shimen (uncredited)

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Dark Passage

Driver (uncredited)

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Johnny O'Clock

Dry Cleaner (uncredited)

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Miss Susie Slagle's

O'Connor (uncredited)

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Deadline at Dawn

Sam - Taxi Driver (uncredited)

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From This Day Forward

Artist in Shop (uncredited)

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The Mask of Diijon

Guzzo

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Hold That Blonde!

Russian Waiter (uncredited)

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Murder, My Sweet

Elevator Operator (uncredited)

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3 Men in White

Martinelli the Tailor (uncredited)

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In Our Time

Bartender (uncredited)

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Young Ideas

Book Clerk (uncredited)

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The Big Street

Joe - Waiter Captain in Florida (uncredited)

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Chicos de Broadway

Excited Russian (uncredited)

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Lady from Louisiana

Gaston

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