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Mauritz Hugo
Mauritz Hugo
Credits
Role Mr. Monteagle
Biographical Information
Birth Name Axel Mauritz Hugo Ekelöf
Birthdate January 12, 1909
Birthplace Östergötland, Sweden
Death Date June 16, 1974 (age 65)
Death Place Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States

Mauritz Hugo played Mr. Monteagle, an elitist member of Burning Oak Country Club, in the season five episode, "The Battle of Burning Oak" (1969).

Biography[]

Mauritz Hugo was a Swedish-born American character actor who played much on television and in many "B" movies. His career ran from 1938 through 1971 with 139 credits in films and television.

Hugo was born in 1909 at Östergötland, Sweden, as Axel Mauritz Hugo Ekelöf.

Hugo made his film debut in 1938 in Wanted by the Police and his television debut in 1951 in The Cisco Kid. Other film appearances include Batman (1943 serial), The Bandit of Sherwood Forest (1946), Captive of Billy the Kid (1952), Love Me or Leave Me (1955) (with James Cagney), The Old Man and the Sea (1958), Al Capone (1959), The Gunfight at Dodge City (1959), The Purple Gang (1959) and Alvarez Kelly (1966).

His television appearances include The Cisco Kid, The Adventures of Kit Carson, Commando Cody: Sky Marshal of the Universe (as Baylen), The Adventures of Champion, Buffalo Bill Jr., Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok, The Lone Ranger, Sky King, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, 26 Men, Adventures of Superman, Highway Patrol, Death Valley Days, Bonanza, Lassie, Wagon Train, Tales of Wells Fargo, and Bewitched.

Mauritz Hugo died from heart disease on June 16, 1974. He was 65.

Name[]

Mauritz Hugo's birth name is sometimes listed incorrectly as Gustaf Folke Mauritz Hugo. A comment on the Louie The Movie Buff article from his great niece clarifies the error:

Anonymous April 1, 2019 at 1:40 AM
Hi, Mauritz Hugo was my grandfather's brother. Just wanted to inform you of a miss in information. His birth name was Axel Mauritz Hugo Ekelöf. Not Gustaf Folke.
Best, Charlotte

Sources[]

  • Mauritz Hugo on the Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on April 27, 2020.
  • Greer, Louis. Mauritz Hugo, Louie The Movie Buff, May 29, 2016. Retrieved on April 27, 2020, edited.
  • Gordonphilbin. Mauritz Hugo memorial on Findagrave.com, February 20, 2012. Retrieved on April 27, 2020, edited.
  • Mauritz Hugo on The TV IV. Retrieved on April 27, 2020.
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