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Date of Birth 3 October 1888London, England, UK
Date of Death 26 July 1970Santa Barbara, California, USA  (cancer)
Birth NameWilliam Claud Michel Palmer
Height 5' 10½" (1.79 m)

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Claud Allister was born on October 3, 1888 in London, England as William Claud Michel Palmer. He was an actor, known for The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949), Bulldog Drummond (1929) and The Private Life of Henry VIII. (1933). He was married to Barbara Fay and Gwen Dowling. He died on July 26, 1970 in Santa Barbara, California, USA.

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Barbara Fay (? - ?)
Gwen Dowling (? - ?)

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Retired in 1955.
Long-nosed British character actor with large, deep-set eyes and high forehead. A former clerk at the London Stock exchange, educated at Felsted School in Essex. On stage in London from 1910, on Broadway from 1924. Invariably specialised in portraying pompous or bumbling upper class twits - replete with monocle and top hat - both in his native England, and in Hollywood.
Father: Henry Palmer.

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