Moviegoers can be forgiven if they thought that stocky, jaunty Rhys Williams was a jovial Irishman, as he often played that type of character, but his role as a Welsh miner in John Ford
's classic How Green Was My Valley
(1941) (his film debut) was much closer to home for him, as he was born and raised in Wales. In fact, he served as a technical ...
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