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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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 1957 The Story of Mankind
The Spirit of Man
 1956 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
- The Chess Game (1956) ... Graham
 1956 Around the World in Eighty Days
Great Indian Peninsular Railway Official
 1956 Studio 57 (TV Series)
- 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 (as Ronald Coleman)
- The Lost Silk Hat (1952) ... Caller
 1952 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
Ronald Colman
- Packing for London (1952) ... Ronald Colman
 1944 Kismet
 1942 The Talk of the Town
Professor Michael Lightcap
 1940 Lucky Partners
 1936 Under Two Flags
Sgt. Victor
 1933 The Masquerader
Sir John Chilcote / John Loder, His Cousin
 1932 Cynara
Jim Warlock
 1930 Terra Melophon Magazin Nr. 1 (Short) (episode "Welches ist ihr Typ")
 1929 Condemned
 1928 Two Lovers
Mark Van Rycke
 1927 The Magic Flame
Tito the Clown / The Count
 1926 Kiki
Victor Renal
 1925 The Dark Angel
Captain Alan Trent
 1925 Her Sister from Paris
Joseph Weyringer
 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
 1920 Foolish Monte Carlo
Vicomte de Beaurais
 1920 Anna the Adventuress
 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
 1917 The Live Wire (Short)
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Album: He re-created his film role of Robert Conway in Lost Horizon (1937) on a three-record 78-RPM adaptation of the film released by Decca. This was a much-altered version written and directed by George Wells. It changed Conway's brother into merely his assistant, omitted Sondra, Conway's love interest, reduced the amount of ... See more »

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5 Print Biographies | 19 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Ronald Coleman


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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Whenever I hear of young actors down and out and broke in New York (and what a cliché of show business it is supposed to be!), I remember my own experiences in 1921 - and find it no laughing matter by any criterion. See more »


Fought with the British Army in World War I, and was wounded during the Battle of Ypres. See more »


Rich, mellifluous voice



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