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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 27 December 1911London, England, UK
Date of Death 19 October 2003London, England, UK
Birth NameEdwin Arthur Rolfe
Height 6' 4" (1.93 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Gaunt and saturnine British character actor of stage, screen and television, Guy Rolfe first made his stage debut in 1936, the same year he had a small uncredited bit part in Knight Without Armor (1937). Rolfe had spent his early twenties as a professional race car driver and boxer before making the move into films. In 1952, he starred in Ivanhoe (1952) with Robert Taylor and Elizabeth Taylor. Rolfe's characters ranged from wealthy businessmen, to romantic leads, to sinister villains and heroes, starring in over thirty motion pictures. His important film roles include playing "Caiaphas" in King of Kings (1961), Taras Bulba (1962) and Mr. Sardonicus (1961). Although he was always recognized in such classic pictures, Rolfe became a familiar presence when he took over the role of toy maker "Andre Toulon" in the slasher film franchise "Puppetmaster". First appearing in the third installment, he made brief appearances in most "Puppet Master" movies since then. Guy Rolfe passed away of "natural causes" at the British Film Hospital in London, England at the age of 91.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Blythe379@cs.com

Spouse (2)

Margaret Allworthy (? - 19 October 2003) (his death)
Jane Aird (? - 1993) (her death)

Trivia (7)

Was once a professional race car driver and boxer. Although he was married, he never had any children.
Was the original choice for the role of Major Templeton in the segment "Sanatorium" of the film Trio (1950). Ironically, he was diagnosed with the very disease, tuberculosis, which was the background to the story and lost almost a year's work at a critical point in his career.
Is most famous for the role of Andre Toulon in the Puppetmaster (1989) sequels Puppet Master III: Toulon's Revenge (1991), Puppet Master 4 (1993), Puppet Master 5: The Final Chapter (1994) and Retro Puppet Master (1999). Rolfe also appears in Puppet Master: The Legacy (2003) in archive footage taken from previous installments.
He was a direct descendant of John Rolfe, the man who married Pocahontas in 1614.
Lived in Spain for many years.
He appeared with first wife, actress Jane Aird in the film Dance Little Lady (1954).
Holds the record of being in more Puppet Master films than any other actor.

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