Armand Kalisz
Armand Kaliz in The Aviator.jpg
Kaliz in The Aviator (1929)
A. David Kalisz

(1882-10-23)October 23, 1882
DiedFebruary 1, 1941(1941-02-01) (aged 58)
OccupationFilm actor
Years active1917–1941
  • Madeline Hatch Weiner (m. 1931)
  • Amelia Stone (1910–?, divorced)

Armand Kali(s)z (October 23, 1882[1] or 1883[1] – February 1, 1941) was an American stage and film actor of the silent film and early sound period of the 1930s. Prior to that, he was an actor in vaudeville and on the legitimate stage.


Born in Warsaw,[2] Poland, Kaliz was a headliner in vaudeville.[3]

He arrived in the United States in September 1907, having sailed from Southampton to New York on the S/S St. Louis. His Broadway debut came in The Hoyden (1907). His other plays on Broadway included The Kiss Burglar (1918) and Spice of 1922 (1922).[4]

He appeared in films such as The Temptress (1926) with actresses such as Greta Garbo, making some 82 film appearances between 1917 and 1941. After 1933, the majority of his small roles in films went uncredited.

Liquor dealing

A United Press article published in 1939 described Kaliz as "one of the leading wholesale liquor dealers in the West."[5] He became involved with the business after the repeal of Prohibition when he was a wine taster for an importer.[5]

Personal life

In April 1910[6] he married his first wife actress Amelia Stone (1882–1966).[7] In 1931, Kaliz married Madeline Hatch Weiner, an actress from a wealthy family in New York.[8] Kaliz died on February 1, 1941, in Beverly Hills Emergency Hospital, from a heart attack.[9]

Partial filmography


  1. ^ a b Birth year according 1910 census and 1907 passenger list. "".
  2. ^ Birth place according passport application. "".
  3. ^ "Played Three-a-Day". News-Journal. Ohio, Mansfield. April 24, 1927. p. 17.
  4. ^ "Armand Kaliz". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on 11 March 2018. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  5. ^ a b Othman, Frederick c. (May 6, 1939). "Bit Player Coast's Top Liquor Man". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh. United Press. p. 20. Retrieved March 11, 2018 – via open access
  6. ^ Marriage date. "".
  7. ^ Amelia Stone birth death years. "".
  8. ^ "Armand Kaliz, Stage Star, Elopes to Tia Juana [sic] With Madeline Hatch Weiner". Press and Sun-Bulletin. New York, Binghamton. Associated Press. April 21, 1931. p. 31. Retrieved March 11, 2018 – via open access
  9. ^ "Armand Kaliz". The Los Angeles Times. California, Los Angeles. February 3, 1941. p. 13. Retrieved March 11, 2018 – via open access