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Overview (4)

Born in York, England, UK
Died in Sussex, England, UK
Birth NameAlan Norton Fletcher Webb
Height 5' 6½" (1.69 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Alan Webb was born on July 2, 1906 in York, England as Alan Norton Fletcher Webb. He was an actor, known for The Great Train Robbery (1978), Women in Love (1969) and The Taming of the Shrew (1967). He died on June 22, 1982 in Sussex, England.

Trivia (8)

He was offered the role of the first Doctor Who (1963) (played by William Hartnell).
Was nominated for Broadway's 1968 Tony Award as Best Actor (Dramatic) for "I Never Sang for My Father."
Father was Major Thomas Francis Albertoni Webb and mother Lili (nee Fletcher).
Educated at Bramcote School, Scarborough, and RN Colleges Osborne and Dartmouth.
Served in the Royal Navy.
Veteran repertory actor whose early days were spent performing with the Lena Ashwell Players (1924-1926) J. B. Fagan's Oxford Players (1926-1928) The Croydon Repertory Company (1932-1933) and the Old Vic-Sadlers Wells Company (1934-1935).
Enjoyed reading and gardening.
Had originally been cast to play The Emperor in Return of the Jedi before falling ill, forcing him to drop-out.

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