Michael Mark

born: 15 March 1886
Mogilev, Belarus,
died: 03 February 1975
Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California,
United States of America
(congestive heart failure, age 88)

Russian actor who immigrated to the United States in 1910. According to his 1937 citizenship declaration and 1944 Marriage Certificate, he was an actor and stage director and owned his own "drama studio" in Los Angeles. His wife, Josephine Cohen, (she 27: he 55) was a clerk for a lingerie manufacturer, divorced and this was her 2nd of 3 marriages. The Declaration of Intent says he came to the USA from Russia thru Hamburg, Germany in 1905. (Other sources say 1907 and 1910).
His 1942 Draft Card and 1944 Marriage License give his name as "Michael Leo Mark". His Dad was named "Leo".
Real name: Morris Schulman
Height: 5'6"
Films listed on this page: complete Hal Roach filmography.


Noisy Noises
Voice coach

Thin Twins

Swiss Miss
Astonished Swiss villager

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https://www.familysearch.org/search/ark:/61903/1:1:XCV7-568 (1930 Census LA: actor: age 30: single)
https://www.familysearch.org/search/ark:/61903/1:1:K97C-KTZ (1940 C LA: actor/stage director: owns drama studio)
https://www.ancestry.com/ (U.S., Naturalization Records, 1840-1957: 1937 LA: Morris Schulman AKA Michael Mark)
https://www.ancestry.com/ (1942 Draft Cards 1942 Apr LA: ht 5'6": "Michael Leo Mark": signs "Michael Leo")
https://www.familysearch.org/ (CA County Marriage Licenses: 1944 Jul 27 LA: "Michael Leo Mark" marr Josephine Cohen: signs "Michael L")
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9YG-L99H-H 1975 (Feb 3 LA: death record: congestive heart failure)
https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/memories/K2Q6-RV1 (1931 Photo: Mary Gilbert Family Tree)
Jim Jarvis (bio notes and research)

This page was last updated on: 16 March 2023