Actor Joseph De Stefani

Joseph De Stefani (October 3, 1879 – October 26, 1940) was an American character actor of the early sound era. Born in Venice, Italy, he began his film career in the 1931 movie, Beau Ideal. He appeared in 25 films over the next decade, his final appearance would be in a small role in 1940’s A Dispatch from Reuters, which stars Edward G. Robinson.

De Stefani was married to light-opera prima donna Helen Keers until her death in 1938. De Stefani died on October 26, 1940, exactly one week after the release of A Dispatch from Reuters. He is buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.[citation needed]


(as per AFI’s database)

Year Title Role Notes
1931 Beau Ideal Prosecuting attorney
1935 Les Misérables Usher in Arras courtroom/Old clerk in Arras
1935 The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo Waiter
1935 Under Pressure Head waiter
1935 Grand Exit Porter
1937 Thin Ice Innkeeper
1937 The Toast of New York Head waiter
1937 Exclusive Foreman
1937 Seventh Heaven
1938 Gateway Immigrant
1938 Adventure in Sahara Edis
1938 I Am the Law Cigar store proprietor
1938 Squadron of Honor Mr. Gobel
1939 Twelve Crowded Hours Rovitch
1939 Let Us Live Dentist juror
1939 Everything Happens at Night Norden servant
1939 Blackwell’s Island
1939 The Man They Could Not Hang Dr. Stoddard
1939 The Three Musketeers Monk
1939 Thunder Afloat Fisherman
1940 Sky Bandits Professor Lewis
1940 Rancho Grande Jose
1940 A Dispatch from Reuters Assistant
1940 Babies for Sale Dr. John Gaines
1940 British Intelligence German officer

External Links

Actor Joseph De Stefani – Wikipedia

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