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Laurence Harvey (I) (1928–1973)


Laurence Harvey was a British movie star who helped usher in the 1960s with his indelible portrait of a ruthless social climber, and became one of the decade's cultural icons for his appearances in socially themed motion pictures. Harvey was born Zvi Mosheh Skikne on October 1, 1928 in Joniskis, Lithuania, to Ella (Zotnickaita) and Ber Skikne. His ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 45) in London, England, UK

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Known For

The Manchurian Candidate
(1962)
The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm
The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm Wilhelm Grimm / The Cobbler ('The Cobbler and the Elves')
(1962)
The Alamo
The Alamo Col. William Travis
(1960)
Room at the Top
Room at the Top Joe Lampton
(1959)

Filmography

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 1974 Yellow-Headed Summer
Jason Henry
 1974 Welcome to Arrow Beach
Jason Henry
 1973 Night Watch
John Wheeler
 1973 Columbo (TV Series)
Emmett Clayton
- The Most Dangerous Match (1973) ... Emmett Clayton
 1972 Escape to the Sun
Major Kirsanov
 1972 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Steven Macy (segment "The Caterpillar")
- The Caterpillar/Little Girl Lost (1972) ... Steven Macy (segment "The Caterpillar")
 1971 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Major Sergius Saranoff
- Arms and the Man (1971) ... Major Sergius Saranoff
 1970 The Deep
Hughie Warriner
 1970 Tchaikovsky
Narrator
 1970 WUSA
Farley
 1969 The Magic Christian
Hamlet
 1969 Rebus
Jeff Miller
 1968 The Last Roman
Cethegus
 1968 The Charge of the Light Brigade
Russian Prince (uncredited)
 1968 A Dandy in Aspic
Eberlin
 1967 Dial M for Murder (TV Movie)
Tony Wendice
 1967 The Winter's Tale
King Leontes
 1966 The Spy with a Cold Nose
Francis Trevelyan
 1965 Life at the Top
Joe Lampton
 1965 Darling
Miles Brand
 1964 The Outrage
Husband
 1964 Of Human Bondage
Philip Carey
 1963 The Ceremony
Sean McKenna
 1963 The Running Man
Rex Black
 1962 A Girl Named Tamiko
Ivan Kalin
 1962 The Manchurian Candidate
Raymond Shaw
 1962 The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm
Wilhelm Grimm / The Cobbler ('The Cobbler and the Elves')
 1962 The Flood (TV Movie)
Narrator
 1962 Walk on the Wild Side
Dove Linkhorn
 1961 Summer and Smoke
John Buchanan, Jr
 1961 Two Loves
Paul Lathrope
 1961 Jungle Fighters
Pte. Bamforth
 1960 BUtterfield 8
Weston Liggett
 1960 The Alamo
Col. William Travis
 1959 Expresso Bongo
Johnny Jackson
 1955-1959 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Chris / Misha / Beliayev
- The Violent Years (1959) ... Chris / Misha
- A Month in the Country (1955) ... Beliayev
 1959 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Arthur Williams
- Arthur (1959) ... Arthur Williams
 1959 Omnibus (TV Series)
Narrator
- Power Among Men (1959) ... Narrator
 1959 Room at the Top
Joe Lampton
 1958 The Silent Enemy
Lieutenant Crabb, R.N.V.R.
 1957 The Truth About Women
Sir Humphrey Tavistock
 1957 After the Ball
Walter de Frece
 1956 Three Men in a Boat
George
 1955 Storm Over the Nile
John Durrance
 1955 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series)
Dick Swiveller
- The Small Servant (1955) ... Dick Swiveller
 1955 I Am a Camera
Christopher Isherwood
 1954 Romeo and Juliet
Romeo
 1954 King Richard and the Crusaders
Sir Kenneth of Huntington
 1954 The Good Die Young
Rave
 1953 Innocents in Paris
François (uncredited)
 1950-1953 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Orlando / Cassio / Cassio
- As You Like It/II (1953) ... Orlando
- As You Like It (1953) ... Orlando
- Othello/II (1950) ... Cassio
- Othello (1950) ... Cassio
 1952 Twilight Women
Jerry Nolan
 1952 A Killer Walks
Ned Harsten
 1952 I Believe in You
Jordie
 1951 Wall of Death
Maguire
 1951 Scarlet Thread
Freddie
 1950 Seven Days to Noon
Soldier (uncredited)
 1950 The Black Rose
Edmond
 1950 The Dancing Years
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1950 Cairo Road
Lt. Mourad
 1949 Landfall
F / O Hooper
 1949 Man on the Run
Detective Sergeant Lawson
 1949 Temptations
John Matthews (as Lawrence Harvey)
 1948 House of Darkness
Francis (as Lawrence Harvey)
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet," in the Stratford Theatre Festival at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England, with Zena Walker, Tony Britton, Ian Bannen, Ian Holm, Beverley Cross and James Villiers in the cast. Glen Byam Shaw was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 5 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Lawrence Harvey | Hirsch Skikne

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Julie Christie] She is marvelous, absolutely adorable, enchanting, sexy, alive, vibrant, astute, clever and knowledgeable. See more »

Trivia:

Appears briefly in a scene in Tony Richardson's The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968), sitting in a theater audience near Trevor Howard as the crowd shouts out "Black bottle." Harvey had planned to make a film about the charge, even to the extent of bidding for the original Light Brigade bugle when it was up for auction in 1964. The dueling productions led to a lawsuit: As part of a settlement ... See more »

Trademark:

Powerful intensity, often added to an underlying sense of menace See more »

Nickname:

Larry

Star Sign:

Libra

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