Appeared (as "William Schwenk Gilbert") in "Knights of Song" on Broadway. Musical. Material by Glendon Alvine
, based on a story by Alvine and Adele Gutman Nathan
. Musical Direction by George Hirst. Orchestrations furnished by Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc. Additional orchestrations by Harold Sanford
. Gilbert and Sullivan ...
6' (1.83 m)
Did You Know?
The stories we did were modernised but the characters of the famous detective and his biographer were kept more or less as originally written by Conan Doyle. Watson, however, in the films was made much more of a 'comic' character than he ever was in the books. This was with the object of introducing a little light relief. The doctor, as I played him, was a complete stooge for his brilliant friend...
Although he played the seemingly older Dr. Watson opposite Basil Rathbone
as Sherlock Holmes, he was actually 2 1/2 years younger.
An habitual pipe smoker, both on screen and off