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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 30 December 1884Trapzon (Trebizond), Turkey
Date of Death 22 April 1937Santa Monica, California, USA  (suicide)
Birth NameHovsep Hovsepian
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Arthur Edmund Carewe was born on December 30, 1884 in Trapzon (Trebizond), Turkey as Hovsep Hovsepian. He was an actor, known for The Phantom of the Opera (1925), The Cat and the Canary (1927) and Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933). He was married to Irene Pavlowska. He died on April 22, 1937 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

Spouse (1)

Irene Pavlowska (17 February 1915 - 1921) (divorced)

Trivia (6)

Suffered a paralytic stroke.
Came to the United States at the age of ten.
He decided upon a stage career and attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. He had nine years experience on the Broadway stage in mostly literary adaptations, before moving to Hollywood in 1919,.
Tormented by the stroke that hampered his acting career, he was found dead in his car in a Santa Monica auto garage, an apparent suicide (gunshot to the head).
Graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City in March 1904 with the David Belasco Gold Medal for Dramatic Ability.
Handsome leading man, sometimes in shady roles, in Hollywood silents and early talkies.

Salary (2)

Sweet Kitty Bellairs (1930) $1,000 per week
Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933) $750 per week

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