(199?) On stage as Sheridan Whiteside in the George S. Kaufman play, "The Man Who Came to Dinner."
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6' 2" (1.88 m)
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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 ...
His father, F.W. Thring
, invented the forerunner of the clapperboard still in use today. He was also big in early theatre and film production in Australia.
Often played refined, autocratic villains
The Many-Splendoured Thring