European leading man George Dolenz came to Hollywood at the outbreak of World War II. The master of several dialects, Dolenz generally essayed urbane continental roles like Baron Sergei in Abbott and Costello's In Society (1944). He could also effectively play Latin American types (the mysterious Cortega in the 1953 Martin and Lewis vehicle Scared Stiff) and period-picture noblemen (Emperor Thodosius in 1954's Sign of the Pagan). Fans of 1950s television will remember Dolenz for his two-year starring stint on the weekly-series version of The Count of Monte Cristo (1955-56). George Dolenz was the father of actor/musician Micky Dolenz, a member of the "pre-fab" rock group The Monkees.