Cy Schindell
Date of Birth
Mar 04, 1907
Birth Place:
Brooklyn, NY

Biography

A former prize fighter and stage performer, American comic actor Cy Schindell (born Seymore Schindell) spent the bulk of his screen career menacing The Three Stooges. Often playing a punch-drunk boxer and almost always cast as a villain, the hulking Schindell signed with Columbia Pictures' rollicking short subject department in the mid-'30s and returned to the unit after serving in World War II. Sadly, the actor had developed "jungle rot," a skin disease, at Guadalcanal, and later developed cancer. Despite his illness, Schindell continued to appear opposite the Stooges (memorably in 1947's Fright Night) until his death in 1948. ~ Hans J. Wollstein, Rovi

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