Muni, Paul

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Muni, Paul Gender: M
Frederich Meshilem Meier Weisenfreund
born on 14 October 1895 at 19:00 (= 7:00 PM )
Place Lviv, Ukraine, 49n50, 24e0
Timezone CET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Accuracy in question
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 21°08' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 02°35 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 18°08'

Paul Muni (1936)


Austro-Hungarian-born American stage and film actor who received the Best Actor Oscar in 1937 and, throughout his career, five nominations for the statue. He was best known for biographical roles, including the stories of Louis Pasteur, Emile Zola and Benito Juarez. His stage successes on Broadway included Key Largo and Inherit The Wind. He won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his role in the latter.

In 1959 his career ended when his eyesight faded, and he became increasingly dependent on his wife, Bella. Muni died of heart failure at age 71 on 25 August 1967 in Montecito, California.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • role played of/by Juarez, Benito (born 21 March 1806). Notes: 1939 film "Juarez"
  • role played of/by Pasteur, Louis (born 27 December 1822). Notes: 1936 film "The Story of Louis Pasteur"
  • role played of/by Schubert, Franz (born 31 January 1797). Notes: 1929 film "Seven Faces"
  • role played of/by Zola, Émile (born 2 April 1840). Notes: 1937 film "The Life of Emile Zola"


  • Family : Change residence 1902 (Emigrated with his family to USA)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1921 (Bella Finkel)
  • Work : Prize 1 April 1956 (Tony for Best Actor, "Inherit the Wind")
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Source Notes

Date, year and place from Lemberg 'Geburtsbuch' linked to Muni's Wikipedia biography [1], copy on file. This record, which is the official record for members of the Jewish community, does not contain a time of birth but states date of birth as "14 pazdziernik 1895," which is Polish for 14 October. The date of circumcision or 'name giving' is listed as 22 October.

Originally this AstroDatabank entry had 22 September 1897 at 5:00 AM, quoting Sabian Symbols No.705 (original source unknown; it could be a 'sunrise chart').

Sy Scholfield later changed the year to 1895, quoting the biography, Actor, the life and times of Paul Muni by Jerome Lawrence (Putnam, 1974), page 15: "They were a long way from Budapest and from the midwife [Muni's mother] Salche trusted on the night of September 22, 1895, when Muni was delivered by candlelight in a rooming house for itinerant players directly across the street from the city jail in Lemberg, Austria. (The city is now Lvov ...). Salche and [Muni's father] Favel (she always called him by his second name) played until an hour before labor began. Their act was performed on boards across two wine barrels, set up in the corner of a farmer's field. Nobody in the audience realized the potbellied businessman on the makeshift stage was really a woman large with child. Favel, thirteen years older than his wife, stood around helplessly while the baby was being delivered. He was glad to hear it was a boy. Three violinists, a string trio: that was something to give the world!"

Considering that Lawrence's biography states that Muni was delivered by candlelight at night the birth time was changed from 5 AM to a speculative time of 7 PM.


  • Traits : Body : Size (Height: 5 ft 10 in/ 1.78 m)
  • Traits : Personality : Shy
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Heart disease/attack (Terminal)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Eyes (Blind in final years)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (46 years)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate
  • Vocation : Business : Banker/ Financier (Banker)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Film, stage, radio)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage
  • Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame (Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame)
  • Notable : Awards : Oscar (Best Actor, "The Story of Louis Pasteur")
  • Notable : Awards : Tony (Best Actor, "Inherit the Wind")
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book