(early 1900s) Stage: "The Fortune Hunter", Canada
2 Biographical Movies |
18 Print Biographies |
4 Portrayals |
35 Articles |
4 Pictorials |
14 Magazine Cover Photos |
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5' 11" (1.81 m)
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[on whether he resented being typed as a "horror star"] One always hears of actors complaining of being typed - if he's young, he's typed as a juvenile; if he's handsome, he's typed as a leading man. I was lucky. Whereas bootmakers have to spend millions to establish a trademark, I was handed a trademark free of charge. When an actor gets in a position to select his own roles, he's in big trouble...
A photo of him keeping wicket while C. Aubrey Smith
was batting was included in a display in the Long Room at Lord's cricket ground in 2004. The display was to celebrate Sussex (the oldest county side) winning the County Championship for the first time and the photo was included because Smith had been a captain of Sussex CCC.
Changing faces a la Lon Chaney via heavy makeup by Jack Pierce