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Raymond Massey (I) (1896–1983)

Educated at the University of Toronto & Balliol College, Oxford, he joined the Canadian Field Artillery in World War I, served in France & was wounded. His first appearance was in a stage production in Siberia, during its occupation by American Forces in 1918. Raymond returned to Canada & the farm implement business after the war, but footlights ... See full bio »

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 1969 Mackenna's Gold
The Preacher
 1961 The Queen's Guards
Capt. Fellowes
 1961 The Fiercest Heart
Willem Prinsloo
 1961 The Great Impostor
Abbott Donner
 1958 The Naked and the Dead
Gen. Cummings
 1958 Now That April's Here
 1957 Omar Khayyam
The Shah
 1955 Battle Cry
Maj. Gen. Snipes
 1955 Prince of Players
Junius Brutus Booth
 1953 The Desert Song
Sheik Yousseff
 1952 Carson City
A.J. 'Big' Jack Davis
 1951 Come Fill the Cup
John Ives
 1951 Sugarfoot
Jacob Stint
 1950 Dallas
Will Marlow
 1950 Barricade
Boss Kruger
 1950 Chain Lightning
Leland Willis
 1949 Roseanna McCoy
Old Randall McCoy
 1945 Hotel Berlin
Arnim von Dahnwitz
 1944 The Woman in the Window
Dist. Atty. Frank Lalor
 1944 A Canterbury Tale
Narrator (US version) (voice)
 1942 Desperate Journey
Major Otto Baumeister
 1942 Reap the Wild Wind
King Cutler
 1941 Dangerously They Live
Dr. Ingersoll
 1941 49th Parallel
Andy Brock
 1937 The Hurricane
 1937 Dreaming Lips
Miguel del Vayo
 1936 Things to Come
John Cabal / Oswald Cabal
 1932 The Old Dark House
Philip Waverton
 1932 The Face at the Window
Paul le Gros
 1929 The Crooked Billet
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1929 High Treason
Cabinet Member (uncredited)
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He directed the play, "Heart's Content", at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London, England with Diana Wynyard, Louis Borel, Mary Jerrold, Eileen Peel, Kathryn Hamill, Cyril Raymond, O.B. Clarence, Arthur Macrae and Anthony Bushell in the cast. See more »

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6' 1" (1.85 m)

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Scion of the Massey family whose farm implement manufacturing business merged with the Harris company in 1891 to form Massey-Harris. Then in 1953, it merged with the Ferguson company to become Massey-Harris-Ferguson, shortened to Massey-Ferguson in 1957. Massey-Ferguson, now an AGCO (formerly Varity) subsidiary, is the largest selling farm tractor brand in the world. Vincent and Raymond Massey ... See more »


His portrayal of Abraham Lincoln, whom he portrayed in four different dramatic productions, all by different authors.

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