Paul Muni

Austrian-born American stage and film actor (1895-1967)

Paul Muni (born Frederich Meshilem Meier Weisenfreund; September 22, 1895 – August 25, 1967) was an American actor. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in the 1936 movie The Story of Louis Pasteur.[1]

Paul Muni
Paul Muni - Zola - 1936.jpg
Paul Muni in 1936
Frederich Meshilem Meier Weisenfreund

(1895-09-22)September 22, 1895
Lemberg, Austro-Hungarian Empire (present day Lviv, Ukraine)
DiedAugust 25, 1967(1967-08-25) (aged 71)
Cause of deathHeart disease
Other namesMuni Weisenfreund
Years active1908–1962
Bella Finkel (m. 1921)


  1. Druxman, Michael B (1974). Paul Muni : his life and his films. South Brunswick: A.S. Barnes. ISBN 9780498014130. OCLC 762401.

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