Feld, Fritz

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Feld, Fritz Gender: M
Fritz Moritz Georg Feilchenfeld
born on 15 October 1900 at 01:00 (= 01:00 AM )
Place Berlin, Germany, 52n29, 13e21
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 21°11' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 16°21 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 22°52'

Fritz Feld (with his wife, actress Virginia Christine at the National Film Society convention, May 1979)
photo: Alan Light, license cc-by-2.0


German-American screen character actor who appeared in over 140 movies in 72 years, both silent and sound. His trademark gesture was to slap his mouth with the palm of his hand to create a "pop" sound that indicated both his superiority and his annoyance. The first use of the "pop" sound was in If You Knew Susie (1948).

Feld often played the part of a maître d', but also a variety of aristocrats and eccentrics; his characters were indeterminately European, sometimes French and sometimes Belgian but always with his particular mannerisms. In the 1938 screwball comedy Bringing Up Baby he played the role of Dr. Lehman. In 1939 He appeared with the Marx Brothers in At The Circus in the small but memorable role of French orchestra conductor Jardinet.

In addition to films, he acted in numerous television series in guest roles, including the recurring role of "Zumdish", the manager of the intergalactic Celestial Department Store on Lost In Space, in two Season 2 episodes, "The Android Machine" and "The Toymaker." Zumdish returned in the Season 3 episode "Two Weeks In Space."

In 1940, Feld married actress Virginia Christine who was twenty years his junior. They had two sons. Fritz Feld died on 18 November 1993, aged 93, in Los Angeles, California. He was the younger brother of the art director Rudi Feld.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • sibling relationship with Feld, Rudi (born 22 December 1896)


  • Relationship : Marriage 1940 (Virginia Christine)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Berlin archives.


  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (Virginia Christine, 1940-1993)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Age difference more than 15 yrs
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two sons)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 93)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Film and TV)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Comedy