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Milo Sperber (20 March 1911 – 22 December 1992) was a Polish-born English actor.


Sperber trained as a lawyer in Vienna before joining a local drama school; in 1939 he fled Germany, and the Nazis, landing in England. Early in World War II, he joined the Oxford Pilgrim Players; he gained experience directing the company on tour in Case 27 VC and spending a season in London. He also was involved in producing anti-Nazi propaganda for the BBC before the end of the war. His later career included stints in cabaret, theatre, and television; in the latter capacity, he performed as shoe salesman Mr. Grossman in four episodes of Are You Being Served?.

His big-screen career included performances in minor roles in such films as The Spy Who Loved Me, Operation Crossbow, In Search of the Castaways, and Billion Dollar Brain. He taught for some time at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, and served as a scriptwriter for the BBC's German-language service.

Sperber's last appearance in the West End was in a 1984 production of The Clandestine Marriage at the Albany Theatre; he spent his last years travelling Britain giving readings from the works of writer Manès Sperber, who was his brother. He died in London in 1992.[1].


  1. Obituary: Milo Sperber. The Independent (3 January 1993). Retrieved 7 October 2011.
  • Milo Sperber at the Internet Movie Database
  • Are You Being Served? A Celebration of Twenty-Five Years. Richard Webber with David Croft and Jeremy Lloyd. New York; Welcome Rain, 1998.

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