How tall is Walter Slezak?
After his arrival in America in 1930 Tall, portly Viennese character actor Walter Slezak concurrently followed two different careers: one as a star of musical comedy on stage, and another as a portrayer of villains, impish rogues or pompous buffoons on film.Walter was born in May 1902 into a musical family in Vienna, Austria, the son of Elisabeth (Wertheim) and the popular opera star Leo Slezak. He had maternal Czech, Austrian, and Jewish roots. Walter studied medicine but soon lost interest in it. He held a position working within a bank for a while.
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