Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Albert Paulsen Biography (1929-)
Born December 13, 1929, in Guayaquil, Equador; became U.S. citizen; son of Alfred (a financier) and Zoila (Andrade) Paulsen. Addresses: HOME--2025Cheremoya Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90068. AGENT--c/o Contemporary Artists, Ltd., 132 Lasky Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.
Albert Paulsen told CTFT, "From the age of eight or nine, I began building cardboard theatres, imagining myself an actor in the United States of America."
- Birth Details
- December 13, 1929
- Guayaquil, Equador
- OFF-BROADWAY DEBUT--Title role, Don Juan, Fourth Street Theatre, 1956, for three performances.
- BROADWAY DEBUT--Bar's drunk "Polack," Night Circus, John Golden Theatre,1958, for seven performances.
- LONDON STAGE DEBUT--Kuligin, The Three Sisters, Aldwych Theatre, 1965, for twenty-one performances.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES
- Kuligin, The Three Sisters, Morosco Theatre, New York City, 1964.
- Nabokov (one-man show), Los Angeles, CA, then Odyssey Theatre, Santa Monica, CA, both 1982.
- Also appeared in Bishop's Bonfire, New York City, 1955; The Only Game inTown, Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 1968; and Scream, Alley Theatre, Houston, TX, 1978.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE WORK
- Director, Crossing Niagara, Odyssey Theatre, Santa Monica, CA, 1985.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- Arms and the Man, U.S. cities, 1957.
- FILM DEBUT--Silkov, The Manchurian Candidate, Paramount, 1962.
Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM APPEARANCES
- Captain Ramirez, All Fall Down, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1962.
- Fusco, Gunn, Paramount, 1967.
- Captain Vasquez, Che!, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1969.
- General Perdido, Mrs. Polifax--Spy (also known as The Amazing Mrs.
- Polifax), United Artists, 1971.
- Camerero, The Laughing Policeman, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1973.
- Hamid, The Next Man, Allied Artists, 1976.
- Kuligin, The Three Sisters, NTA, 1977.
- Mr. Sokolow, Eyewitness, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1981.
- Also appeared in The Wild Wind, Maldava/Croatia/Noble, 1986.
Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SERIES
- Janos Varga, Doctors' Hospital, NBC, 1975-76.
- Anthony Korf, Stop Susan Williams, NBC, 1979.
- Dr. Janos Varga, One of Our Own, NBC, 1975.
- General Wilhelm Zimhoff, McNamara's Band, ABC, 1977.
- Bruno Schlagel, The Gypsy Warriors, CBS, 1978.
- Title role, "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovitch," Bob Hope Presentsthe Chrysler Theatre, NBC, 1964.
- Ricardo Rey, The Wizard, CBS, 1986.
- Auto Man, ABC, 1984.
- Also The Farmer's Daughter, ABC; Combat, ABC; Run for Your Life,NBC; Daysof Our Lives, NBC; Scarecrow and Mrs. King, CBS; Knight Rider, NBC; Quincy,M.E., NBC; Hart to Hart, ABC; Twelve O'Clock High,ABC; Battlestar Galactica,ABC; Mission Impossible, CBS; I Spy,NBC; Hawaii Five-0, CBS; Airwolf, CBS; The Flying Nun, ABC; Switch,CBS; Manimal, NBC; Mannix, CBS; Cannon, CBS; Columbo, NBC; Falcon Crest, CBS; The Odd Couple, ABC; Cliff Hangers, NBC.
- Tarkanian, Search for the Gods, ABC, 1975.
- the Man, Louis Armstrong--Chicago Style, ABC, 1976.
- Otto Scholl, Side Show, NBC, 1981.
- (Adaptor) Nabokov, Los Angeles, CA, then Odyssey Theatre, Santa Monica, CA, both 1982.
April 25, 2004: Paulsen died on April 25, 2004, in Los Angeles, California, of natural causes. He was 78. Source:
New York Times, April 30, 2004, p. A25.
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