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Charles Laughton (1899–1962)


Son of Robert Laughton and Elizabeth Conlon. 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 ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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 1962 Advise & Consent
Senator Seabright Cooley
 1961 Checkmate (TV Series)
Reverend Wister
- Terror from the East (1961) ... Reverend Wister
 1960 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Colonel Albert Farnsworth
- The Albert Farnsworth Story (1960) ... Colonel Albert Farnsworth
 1960 Spartacus
Gracchus
 1960 Under Ten Flags
Admiral Russell
 1960 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Rabbi Adam Heller
- In the Presence of Mine Enemies (1960) ... Rabbi Adam Heller
 1959 The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial (TV Series)
- Eleanor (1959)
 1957-1959 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
M. Hamel / Henry Denry / Edwin Kensington
- The Last Lesson (1959) ... M. Hamel
- A New York Knight (1958) ... Henry Denry
- Mr. Kensington's Finest Hour (1957) ... Edwin Kensington
 1958 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Charles Claxton
- Stopover in Bombay (1958) ... Charles Claxton
 1956 Ford Star Jubilee (TV Series)
Narrator
- The Day Lincoln Was Shot (1956) ... Narrator
 1953 This Is Charles Laughton (TV Series)
Host (1953)
 1952 Full House
Soapy (segment "The Cop and the Anthem")
 1951 The Blue Veil
Fred K. Begley
 1948 The Girl from Manhattan
The Bishop
 1948 The Big Clock
Earl Janoth
 1948 Arch of Triumph
Ivon Haake
 1948 On Our Merry Way
Reverend John B. Dunne (scenes deleted, uncredited)
 1946 Because of Him
John Sheridan
 1944 Passport to Destiny
Photo of Sergeant Major Henry Albert Muggins (uncredited)
 1943 The Man from Down Under
Jocko Wilson
 1943 This Land Is Mine
Albert Lory
 1943 Forever and a Day
Bellamy - Dexter's Butler
 1942 Stand by for Action
Rear Admiral Stephen Thomas
 1942 Tales of Manhattan
Charles Smith
 1942 The Tuttles of Tahiti
Jonas
 1941 It Started with Eve
Jonathan Reynolds
 1939 The Hunchback of Notre Dame
The Hunchback / Quasimodo
 1933 White Woman
Horace H. Prin
 1932 If I Had a Million
Phineas V. Lambert
 1932 Payment Deferred
William Marble
 1932 The Old Dark House
Sir William Porterhouse
 1932 Devil and the Deep
Cmdr. Charles Sturm
 1931 Down River
Captain Grossman
 1930 Wolves
Captain Job
 1929 Piccadilly
A Nightclub Diner
 1928 Blue Bottles (Short)
Burglar
 1928 Daydreams (Short)
Lecherous Boarder / Ram Das in Dream Sequence
 1928 The Tonic (Short)
Father of the Family
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Stage: Appeared (as "Winnie Marble"; Broadway debut) in "Payment Deferred" on Broadway. Drama. Book adapted by Jeffrey Dell, from a novel by C.S. Forester. Directed by H.K. Ayliff. Lyceum Theatre: 30 Sep 1931-Nov 1931 (closing date unknown/70 performances). Cast: Dorice Fordred (as "Madame Collins"), Stanley Harrison , Elsa Lanchester... See more »

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6 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 1 Article | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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It's got so that every time I walk into a restaurant I get not only soup but an impersonation of Captain Bligh. See more »

Trivia:

Was the first choice to play Professor Henry Higgins in Pygmalion (1938) but he, however, turned it down. Leslie Howard was cast instead. See more »

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