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Karl Redcoff
Karl Redcoff
Credits
Role Count Louis Darvi
Biographical Information
Birth Name Nicholas Kolya Kutzak
Birthdate May 28, 1924
Birthplace New York, New York, United States
Death Date November 5, 1991 (age 67)
Death Place Bradenton, Florida, United States

Karl Redcoff played Count Louis Darvi in the third season episode, "Charlie Harper, Winner" (1967).

Biography[]

Karl Redcoff was an American actor and director. Born as Nicholas Kolya Kutzak in New York City, he was the only son of Russian-Austrian parents. Russian was spoken in the home and he spoke no English until the age of six.

His first stage performance was at the age of eight in a Russian-speaking production of A Month in the Country. His father played the doctor, a role Mr. Redcoff performed later at the Asolo Theater in Sarasota, Florida.

Mr. Redcoff was a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and worked on Broadway and in television as well as on stages in Milwaukee and Chicago and in California. He moved to Bradenton, Florida in 1978 from Miami.

At the Asolo, which he joined in 1982, he appeared in twenty-one productions, including Sleuth and Death of a Salesman. He played Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol. He was active for seven seasons at the Asolo as well as on stages in Pinellas County.

With his wife, Kay Daphne, he appeared in The Great Sebastians at the Golden Apple Dinner Theater in Saint Petersburg, Florida. He also played roles at the Country Dinner Playhouse and Showboat Dinner Theater.

According to the Internet Movie Database, he only appeared in three television series while in California: Robert Montgomery Presents (1956), The Joey Bishop Show (1964) and Bewitched (1967). His lone movie role was an uncredited part in the Doris Day/Rod Taylor film, Do Not Disturb (1965).

He married his wife, Kay Daphne, on stage in Miami following their performance of The Sound of Music. The ceremony was witnessed by three-thousand theatergoers.

Redcoff had a severe heart attack in March 1988. He died on November 5, 1991 at his home in Bradenton, Florida. He was 67. He was survived by his wife, three daughters, a sister and three grandchildren.

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