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I didn't like school, and it didn't like me. When I first auditioned for the school play at age twelve, I was asked to imagine that I was on a crowded tram like the ones in San Francisco. The headmaster was not impressed with my work, characterizing it as terrible and inserting that I'd never be an actor. My rebuttal was that I'd never been on a tram because I was always driven to school in the ...
Kirk Douglas happened to see Thring chop off Laurence Olivier's hand in the Lord's Stratford-on-Avon's production of "Titus Andronicus." Actor-producer Douglas was sufficient impressed to do the same with Tony Curtis' hand in his upcoming production of "The Vikings.".
Often played refined, autocratic villains
The Many-Splendoured Thring