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Maurice Cass

Cause of death  Heart attack
Name  Maurice Cass
Years active  1932 - 1954
Role  Character actor
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Born  October 12, 1884 (1884-10-12) Vilnius, Lithuania
Died  June 8, 1954, Hollywood, California, United States
Movies and TV shows  Rocky Jones - Space Ra, Manhunt in Space, Arbor Day, Kid Monk Baroni, Gold Diggers in Paris
Similar People  Harry Langdon, Fred C Newmeyer, Gregory Ratoff, Frank Capra, Ray Enright

Maurice Cass (October 12, 1884 – June 8, 1954) was a character actor in numerous films and television shows. Born in Lithuania, he came to the US to pursue an acting career.

His slight build, frizzy hair and pince-nez glasses cast him as the "absent minded professor" or eccentric scientist type in many of his films, such as the character who discovers the element kryptonite in Adventures of Superman.

He is best remembered for his role as Professor Newton in the 1954 TV science fiction show Rocky Jones, Space Ranger.

He died of a heart attack at age 69 while the Rocky Jones show was still in production; his Professor Newton character was replaced by a new character, Professor Mayberry.


  • Charlie Chan at the Opera (1936) (Stage Manager Mr. Arnold)
  • Wife, Doctor and Nurse (1937) - Pompout
  • Women of Glamour (1937)
  • Exiled to Shanghai (1937)
  • The Lone Wolf in Paris (1938)
  • Josette (1938)
  • The Baroness and the Butler (1938)
  • Second Fiddle (1939)
  • Sunset Trail (1939)
  • Pier 13 (1940)
  • Paris Underground (1945)
  • Once More, My Darling (1949)
  • References

    Maurice Cass Wikipedia

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