Maurice Manson

Actor Maurice Manson, who moved from Broadway to movies and TV during his career, died Sept. 25 at age 89. MSTies will remember him as Prof. Ulbrecht Olinger, head of the Institute of Pyschical Research, in the movie featured in episode 806- THE UNDEAD.

Born Moritz Levine in 1913 in Toronto to Russian Jewish immigrant parents, he moved to New York to become an actor and worked steadily on and off Broadway throughout the 1930s and into the 1940s. Among his credits were productions of "Othello," and "MacBeth" at the Barrymore Theater.

In the 1950s he moved to Hollywood, and was cast mostly in small roles. Movie buffs might have seen him in movies including "Hellcats of the Navy" and "The Spirit of St. Louis." On TV he did guest spots on shows from "Perry Mason" and "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" to "Leave It To Beaver" and "The Munsters."