Mischa Auer (17 November 1905 – 5 March 1967) was a Russian-born American actor. Moving to hollywood in the late 1920s. He first appeared on film there in 1928. Auer went on to a long career playing in many of the era's most well known films, receiving an Academy Award nomination in 1936. He later moved into television and acted in films again in France and Italy well into the 1960s.