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Charles Laughton

Charles Laughton

D.O.B.: July 1, 1899 (Scarborough, Yorkshire England)

D.O.D.: December 15, 1962 (Hollywood, CA)

Cause of Death: Complications from spinal cancer surgery

Location: Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills; Courts of Remembrance; #310

Biographical Notes:

Educated at Stonyhurst, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (received gold medal).

First appearance on stage, 1926.

Formed own film company, Mayflower Pictures Corp., with Erich Pommer in 1937.

Became American citizen 1950.

A consummate artist, Laughton achieved great success on stage and film, with many staged readings (particularly of Bernard Shaw) to his credit.

Appeared in:

"Spartacus" (1960) Movie

"This Is Charles Laughton" (1953) TV Series

"The Blue Veil" (1951) Movie

"The Canterville Ghost" (1944) Movie


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