Paul Muni

by ethnic on July 28, 2010

Birth Name: Frederich Meshilem Meier Weisenfreund

Date of Birth: 22 September, 1895

Place of Birth: Lemberg, Austro-Hungarian Empire (now Lviv, Ukraine)

Date of Death: August 25, 1967

Place of Death: Montecito, California, U.S.

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Paul Muni was an American actor. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936).

Paul was born in Galicia, in Austria-Hungary, the son of Sallie/Celia and Phillip Weisenfreund. He moved to Chicago, Illinois, U.S. in 1902. Paul was married to Yiddish theatre actress Bella Finkel, until his death.

Source: Paul Muni on the 1910 U.S. Census –

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follers July 20, 2016 at 9:34 pm
andrew July 21, 2016 at 5:39 am

are you kidding? they look nothing alike. James looks like an intermediate between James Dean and Jeff Buckley.

follers June 20, 2018 at 2:16 am

Don’t know who Buckley is.

On his IMDB picture, Muni looks a little like Reagan.

andrew June 20, 2018 at 2:22 pm

Absolutely right about a young Ronald Reagan (partly because of the haircut).

Jeff looked like James Franco here:

You could do some research about his Panamanian mother. Contrarily to Jeremy Renner’s mother, who is white, I am not 100% sure she is fully European.

madman July 20, 2016 at 4:33 pm

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