How tall was Walter Slezak

Walter Slezak's Height

5ft 10 (177.8 cm)

Austrian actor best remembered for roles in films such as Lifeboat, The Pirate, Heidi (1968), Born to Kill, Sinbad the Sailor, Treasure Island, The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm, Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion and The Inspector General. In a 1943 article about him it mentioned his stature, saying he was "Six feet tall and weighing 200 pounds".

Walter Slezak in The Fallen Sparrow trailer

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5ft 10in (177.8cm)
Steve said on 15/May/15
This should end the argument. Slezak and Bob Hope. Click Here
Steve said on 15/May/15
How can you believe he was 5'11" from the photos I posted? I simply cannot understand. Robert Mitchum towered over him. At least four inches taller. Slezak was shorter than Danny Kaye, shorter than Dick Powell, shorter than a lot of actors listed as six feet or under.
Steve said on 15/May/15
How can you believe he was 5'11" from the photos I posted? I simply cannot understand. Robert Mitchum towered over him. At least four inches taller. Slezak was shorter than Danny Kaye, shorter than Dick Powell, shorter than a lot of actors listed as six feet or under.
[Editor Rob: well with Rock Hudson he does look no more than 5ft 10 really.]
Steve said on 15/May/15
Slezak with Rock Hudson Click Here
Sam said on 14/May/15
Yeah, would buy 5'11" tops in those photos...same thing as with Arch, I recall him from a few films but didn't really pay attention to his height.
Steve said on 14/May/15
From People Will Talk Click Here
Steve said on 14/May/15
I'm beginning to think Slezak was no more than 5'9".
Steve said on 13/May/15
Slezak with Danny Kaye Click Here
Steve said on 13/May/15
Robert Mitchum with Slezak

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Slezak with Dick Powell

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Slezak in People Will Talk

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[Editor Rob: 5ft 11 range could have been possible, I think with cary grant he might have looked nearer that.]
Steve said on 13/May/15
I do not belive everyone is 5'10".

I'm watching Step Lively. Slezak is the same height as George Murphy who was only two to three inches taller than Frank Sinatra. In fact, in some shots, Slezak is shorter than Murphy.

In Sinbad the Sailor, Slezak was a lot shorter than Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
Arch Stanton said on 12/May/15
Steve you think everybody's 5 ft 10 LOL. I'm not too sure about Slezak, I've seen him in a few films but not really judged his height. 5 ft 11 might be possible. I'll try to see People Will Talk.
Arch Stanton said on 12/May/15
Yeah you could think it David Hemmings at first glance haha!
Steve said on 12/May/15
No way. He was 5'10" max. An inch shorter than Danny Kaye in The Inspector General. At least two inches shorter than Cary Grant in People Will Talk.
Sam said on 11/May/15
Distracted by the eyebrows from the photo, didn't recognize his face from the photo but from google a very familar face.
Arch Stanton said on 10/May/15
Cheers Rob, can you also add Born to Kill, Sinbad the Sailor, Treasure Island, The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm and Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion? Typo on stature needing fixing too!

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