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Ronald Colman (I) (1891–1958)


British leading man of primarily American films, one of the great stars of the Golden Age. Raised in Ealing, the son of a successful silk merchant, he attended boarding school in Sussex, where he first discovered amateur theatre. He intended to attend Cambridge and become an engineer, but his father's death cost him the financial support necessary... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 1957 The Story of Mankind
The Spirit of Man
 1956 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Graham
- The Chess Game (1956) ... Graham
 1956 Around the World in Eighty Days
Great Indian Peninsular Railway Official
 1956 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Artist
- Perfect Likeness (1956) ... Artist
 1954-1955 The Halls of Ivy (TV Series)
William Todhunter Hall / Dr. William Todhunter Hall
- The Umbrella Man (1955) ... Dr. William Todhunter Hall
- Calhoun Gaddy (1955) ... Dr. William Todhunter Hall
- The French Exchange Student (1955) ... Dr. William Todhunter Hall
- The Chinese Student (1955) ... Dr. William Todhunter Hall
- Mrs. Why (1954) ... Dr. William Todhunter Hall
 1952-1953 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Dr. Bosanquent / Cameron / Caller
- Ladies on His Mind (1953) ... Dr. Bosanquent
- The Man Who Walked Out on Himself (1953) ... Cameron
- The Lost Silk Hat (1952) ... Caller
 1944 Kismet
Hafiz
 1942 The Talk of the Town
Professor Michael Lightcap
 1941 My Life with Caroline
Anthony Mason
 1940 Lucky Partners
David
 1936 Under Two Flags
Sergeant Victor
 1933 The Masquerader
Sir John Chilcote / John Loder, His Cousin
 1932 Cynara
Jim Warlock
 1931 The Unholy Garden
Barrington Hunt
 1930 The Devil to Pay!
Willie Hale
 1930 Terra Melophon Magazin Nr. 1 (Short) (episode "Welches ist ihr Typ")
 1929 Condemned
Michel
 1929 The Rescue
Tom Lingard
 1928 Two Lovers
Mark Van Rycke
 1927 The Magic Flame
Tito the Clown / The Count
 1926 The Winning of Barbara Worth
Willard Holmes
 1926 Kiki
Victor Renal
 1925 Stella Dallas
Stephen Dallas
 1925 The Dark Angel
Captain Alan Trent
 1925 Her Sister from Paris
Joseph Weyringer
 1925 His Supreme Moment
John Douglas
 1925 The Sporting Venus
Donald MacAllan
 1925 A Thief in Paradise
Maurice Blake
 1924 Romola
Carlo Bucellini
 1924 Her Night of Romance
Paul Menford
 1924 Tarnish
Emmet Carr
 1924 Twenty Dollars a Week
Chester Reeves
 1923 The Eternal City
Extra (uncredited)
 1923 The White Sister
Capt. Giovanni Severini
 1921 Handcuffs or Kisses
Lodyard
 1920 Foolish Monte Carlo
Vicomte de Beaurais
 1920 Anna the Adventuress
Brendan
 1920 A Son of David
Maurice Phillips
 1919 Snow in the Desert
Rupert Sylvester
 1919 Sheba
Bit part (uncredited)
 1919 A Daughter of Eve
Bit Part (uncredited)
 1919 The Toilers
Bob
 1917 The Live Wire (Short)
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Album" Recorded the complete sonnets of William Shakespeare in a multi-LP box set, and played Scrooge in a famous 1941 American Decca recording of Charles Dickens's "A Christmas Carol". The "Christmas Carol" recording became a classic and was reissued on LP throughout the 1950s and '60's. It has recently been released by ... See more »

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5 Print Biographies | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

[asked if The Story of Mankind (1957) was based on a book] Yes. But they are using only the notes on the dust jacket. See more »

Trivia:

He, along with wife Benita Hume, were frequent guests on Jack Benny's radio show. The Colmans were supposed to be next-door neighbors. After Colman won his Oscar, Jack borrowed it to take home only to be robbed and the Oscar taken. For several weeks the show story line was the recovery of the stolen Oscar. See more »

Trademark:

Rich, mellifluous voice

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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