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Overview (2)

Born in London, England, UK
Died in Hollywood Hills, California, USA  (rattlesnake bite)

Mini Bio (1)

Guy Standing was born on September 1, 1873 in London, England. He was an actor, known for The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935), Bulldog Drummond Escapes (1937) and Death Takes a Holiday (1934). He was married to Dorothy Hammond, Isabelle Urquhart and Blanche Burton. He died on February 24, 1937 in Hollywood Hills, California, USA.

Spouse (3)

Isabelle Urquhart (1893 - 1899) (divorced)
Blanche Burton (? - ?)
Dorothy Hammond (? - 24 February 1937) (his death) (3 children)

Trivia (13)

Father-in-law of John Clements.
Perhaps best remembered as "Colonel Tom Stone", autocratic father of the fledgling "Lieutenant Donald Stone" (played by Richard Cromwell), in Henry Hathaway's The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935).
Son of silent-screen actor Herbert Standing.
Brother of actor Wyndham Standing and Jack Standing.
Father, with Dorothy Hammond, of Michael Frederick Cecil Standing (b. 28th February 1910), controller of Entertainment for the BBC, Kay Hammond and Guy Standing Jr..
Grandfather of John Standing and Guy Standing III.
Grandfather-in-law of Sarah Forbes.
He died from a rattlesnake bite during one of his frequent hikes in the Hollywood Hills. In an eerie coincidence, on the very same day he died the co-writer of Palm Springs (1936), Humphrey Pearson, one of Guy's last films, died in Palm Springs of a gunshot wound.
Broadway actor; active from 1896-1936.
He was awarded a military Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1919 King's Honours List for his services to military in World War I.
He is interred at Grand View Memorial Park in Glendale, Los Angeles, California.
He served in the British Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve throughout the First World War, reaching the rank of Commander. In 1918, he was part of the British War Mission to the United States. For this service, he was awarded a military CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1918 King's Honours List.
Sir Guy, an actor of prominence in British and American theater, lent his genteel presence to some 19 Paramount features of the mid-1930's.

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