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Gus Schilling

August "Gus" Schilling (June 20, 1908 — June 16, 1957) was an American film actor who started in burlesque comedy and usually played nervous comic roles, often unbilled. A friend of Orson Welles, he appeared in five of the director's films — Citizen Kane (first screen performance), The Magnificent Ambersons, The Lady from Shanghai, Macbeth and Touch of Evil (final performance, released posthumously).

Birth and Death Data: Born June 20th, 1908 (New York City), Died June 16th, 1957 (Hollywood)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1933

Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-76164 10-in. 5/19/1933 Gotta go places (And do things) The Sizzlers Male vocal trio, with piano songwriter  


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