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It was one of the great chances in my life to become a Dumont actor.

It was one of the great chances in my life to become a Dumont actor.

To be a Dumont actor was considered to be a great honor for an actor, yet it also had its disadvantages. ---->>>

Unfortunately I put the opening date on the 5th of December 1941 and on the 7th of December the Japanese bombarded Pearl Harbour. My dream of a theater in Washington D.C. came to a prompt end. ---->>>

The interest of my mother was more in the entertainment field. She loved to go to concerts and to the theatre. ---->>>

1988 I also received from the city of Vienna the cross of honour for art and science. These titles and the various honors mean a great deal to me, most of all for the reason that they would mean a great deal to my parents too. ---->>>

From that moment on I knew my profession in life was and has remained until today an actor's life. ---->>>

In the morning we received some very thin coffee. For lunch we had potato soup with a few pieces of meat in it, in the evening we had a very thin meat soup with some potatoes in it. ---->>>

A Dumont actor was considered to be too stilted - the way we Dumont actors used to speak. ---->>>

My father was an ardent socialist for many years. ---->>>

Especially for my father it was a great change. He used to be a socialist and even a member of the socialist party. But then he became an orthodox Jew. ---->>>

We wanted to bring the political situation in Austria on stage. Naturally we could not do that without pointing to Austrian's northern neighbor Germany. ---->>>

At the end of my life, I have achieved belated fame and recognition in the city of my birth. ---->>>

Directors and producers were afraid of a Dumont actor while at the same time they admired him. ---->>>

It is a great deal of difference to receive an honorary title or a title in his profession.

It is a great deal of difference to receive an honorary title or a title in his profession.

I was put in the Air Corps. I was never educated to serve in the military, but soon my activities in the American Air Corps became very interesting to me. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Austrian
Born: 09-18, 1907
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Die: 06-03, 2005
Occupation: Actor
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Leon Askin (German pronunciation: [ˈleːɔn ˈaskin]; September 18, 1907 – June 3, 2005) was an Austrian actor best known for portraying the character "General Burkhalter" on the TV situation comedy Hogan's Heroes.(wikipedia)