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Born in Ashford, Kent, England, UK
Died in Richmond, Surrey, England, UK
Birth NameEdward Coke

Mini Bio (1)

Edward Rigby was born on February 5, 1879 in Ashford, Kent, England as Edward Coke. He was an actor, known for The Girl Was Young (1937), A Canterbury Tale (1944) and What the Butler Saw (1950). He died on April 5, 1951 in Richmond, Surrey, England.

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Solidly-built veteran British character actor, on stage from 1900. Toured Australia, Canada and the U.S. with various theatrical companies and had entered films by at least 1910. Busier on screen from 1934 to 1950, usually cast as benevolent, crusty or wily old men, or as hard-working, cloth-capped lower-class types. During the First World War, Rigby was awarded the Military Cross while serving with the Royal Field Artillery.

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