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Cyril Ritchard (1897–1977)


Legendary for his preening, prancing, delightfully playful villain Captain Hook on the award-winning stage (as well as TV) opposite America's musical treasure Mary Martin, beloved musical star Cyril Ritchard had a vast career that would last six decades, but "Peter Pan" would become his prime legacy. Born in Australia just before the turn of the ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Hobbit
The Hobbit Elrond
(1977)
Blackmail
Blackmail The Artist
(1929)
Peter Pan
Peter Pan Mr. Darling / Captain Hook
(1960)
Half a Sixpence
Half a Sixpence Harry Chitterlow
(1967)

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 1977 The Hobbit (TV Movie)
Elrond (voice)
 1974 The Snoop Sisters (TV Series)
Morlock
- The Devil Made Me Do It! (1974) ... Morlock
 1970 NET Playhouse (TV Series) (segment "Actor's Choice")
- Foul!/Actor's Choice (1970) ... (segment "Actor's Choice")
 1962-1969 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Orphanage Superintendant Rumble / Aladdin / Beast / ...
- The Son of Oliver Twist or Junior Is Just a Little Dickens (1969) ... Orphanage Superintendant Rumble
- Fairy Tales for Old Children (1968) ... Aladdin / Beast / Witch
- March of the Litterbugs (1962) ... Captain Kleeg
 1969 Hans Brinker (TV Movie)
Mijnheer Kleef
 1967 Titi-Pu (TV Movie)
The Mikado
 1967 The Kraft Music Hall (TV Series)
Ebenezar Scrooge
- Mitzi Gaynor Christmas Show (1967) ... Ebenezar Scrooge
 1965 The Man Who Bought Paradise (TV Movie)
Valentine Silepzki
 1964 Mr. Scrooge (TV Movie)
Ebenezer Scrooge
 1964 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Justin Fitzgibbons
- A Sense of Tempo (1964) ... Justin Fitzgibbons
 1960 Peter Pan (TV Special)
Mr. Darling / Captain Hook
 1958-1959 Omnibus (TV Series)
Sir Joseph Porter / Don Andres
- La Perichole (1958) ... Don Andres
 1958 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series)
Sui-Janel (Sorcerer)
- Cole Porter's 'Aladdin' (1958) ... Sui-Janel (Sorcerer)
 1955-1956 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
Mr. Darling / Captain Hook / Peddler / ...
- Jack and the Beanstalk (1956) ... Peddler
- The King and Mrs. Candle (1955) ... King Rupert of Brandovia
 1956 The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (TV Series)
Peddler
- Episode #2.8 (1956) ... Peddler
 1956 Playwrights '56 (TV Series)
Royce Thurmond
- The Undiscovered Country (1956) ... Royce Thurmond
 1956 The Good Fairy (TV Movie)
Mr. Konrad
 1955 Peter Pan (TV Movie)
Captain Hook / Mr. Darling
 1952-1955 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Monty Gavenhurst / Pontius Pilate
- The Spongers (1955) ... Monty Gavenhurst
 1952-1955 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
Kreton
- Visit to a Small Planet (1955) ... Kreton
- Here's Father (1954)
- Treasure Chest (1952)
 1953 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Arnold
- Two for Tea (1953) ... Arnold
 1951 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
 1951 The Billy Rose Show (TV Series)
 1939 1066: And All That (TV Movie)
 1937 Ad Lib (TV Movie)
 1937 Pasquinade (TV Movie)
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Other Works:

He acted in the musical, "The Roar of the Greasepaint--The Smell of the Crowd, "at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio with Anthony Newley, Sally Smith, Joyce Jillison, Gilbert Price, George Hirose, Murray Tannenbaum, Rawley Bates, Lori Browne, Lori Cesar, Jill Choder, Gloria Chu, Kay Cole, Marlene Dell, Boni Enten, Mitzi ... See more »

Alternate Names:

Cyrill Ritchard
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Personal Quote:

I have four notes, two of them good.

Trivia:

Starred in a 1950 radio version of "David Copperfield" with Richard Burton in the titular role and Cyril playing Micawber. See more »

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Sagittarius

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