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James Whale (I) (1889–1957)


James Whale, who grew up poor in an English mining town, learned to put on plays in a World War I German POW camp. Postwar theatre work took him to the London stage, then Broadway, then a contract with Paramount, as dialog director for Howard Hughes' Hell's Angels (1930). He began his contribution to the horror film genre with his move to ... See full bio »

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(10/28) Stage: Appeared (as "Medvedenko") in Anton Chekhov's play, "The Sea-Gull," at the Little Theatre on John Street, in London, England; Adelphi Theatre in London, England; and the Strand Theatre in London, England, with John Gielgud (as "Konstantin"), Miriam Lewes, Valerie Taylor, Randolph McLeod, Hubert Harben, Ralph De ... See more »

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Henry Wales
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[to Paul Robeson, upon hearing and seeing the "Ol' Man River" sequence in Whale's 1936 film Show Boat (1936)] The spine-chilling effect of that one song was something I shall never forget. See more »

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Interred at Forest Lawn, Glendale, California, USA, in the Great Mausoleum, Columbarium of Memory, Niche #20076. See more »


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