Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Character actor Akim Tamiroff was my married to my mother's aunt, the actress Tamara Shayne. My mother lived with them for awhile when she first came to Los Angeles in her late teens or early twenties.
I met Akim a couple of times when I was little; probably around five or six. I remember him as being very nice, funny and warm. My mother had many stories about Akim and how nice he was to her.
Some links about Akim's bio and filmography:
Internet Movie Database
Best Supporting Actor of 1936 – Akim Tamiroff (The General Died at Dawn) on Movie Over Matter
Akim Tamiroff Actor Images, on Mitra Celebrities