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Gareth Hughes (I) (1894–1965)

William John Hughes was Wales' first Broadway and Hollywood star! He began acting at a very young age, first in Wales, then later at 17 years of age he went to London to pursue his passion for acting. He later joined the Welsh Players and traveled on tour with them to America. When they returned to the UK (the tour was a flop) he decided to stay ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Spanish Dancer Lazarillo
The Christian Brother Paul
Eyes of Youth Kenneth Ashling
Penrod and Sam Robert Williams


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 1931 Scareheads
 1929 Mister Antonio
 1929 Silent Sentinel
Bob Benton
 1928 The Sky Rider
 1928 Comrades
Bob Dixon
 1928 Top Sergeant Mulligan
Lt. Fritz von Lang
 1927 Heroes in Blue
Tom Dugan
 1927 Broadway After Midnight
Billy Morgan
 1927 Better Days
 1927 The Eyes of the Totem
Bruce Huston
 1927 The Whirlwind of Youth
 1927 In the First Degree
Jerry Pendleton
 1927 The Auctioneer
Richard Eagan
 1926 Men of the Night
Dick Foster
 1925 The Midnight Girl
Don Harmon
 1924 The Sunset Trail
Collie King
 1924 Shadows of Paris
Emile Boule
 1923 The Spanish Dancer
 1923 Penrod and Sam
Robert Williams
 1923 Enemies of Women
Philip Spadoni
 1923 The Christian
Brother Paul
 1922 Kick In
 1922 Forget Me Not
Jimmy, The Boy
 1922 Don't Write Letters
Robert W. Jenks
 1922 I Can Explain
Jimmy Berry
 1922 Little Eva Ascends
Roy St. George
 1921 The Hunch
J. Preston Humphrey
 1921 Garments of Truth
Lester Crope
 1921 Life's Darn Funny
Clay Warwick
 1921 Sentimental Tommy
Tommy Sandys
 1921 The Lure of Youth
Roger Dent
 1920 The Woman in His House
 1920 The Chorus Girl's Romance
Horace Tarbox
 1920 The Eternal Mother
Stephen Rhodes
 1919 Eyes of Youth
Kenneth Ashling
 1919 The Isle of Conquest
Jack Frazier
 1919 The Red Viper
David Belkov
 1919 The Woman Under Oath
Jim O'Neil
 1919 Ginger
Bobby Trowbridge (as Garreth Hughes)
 1919 Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch
Billy Wiggs
 1919 Woman, Woman!
Gwenne Stevens
 1918 Every Mother's Son
Third Son
 1918 And the Children Pay
Billy Clark
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Other Works:

Stage Play: Change. Written by J.O. Francis [earliest Broadway credit]. Booth Theatre: 27 Jan 1914- Feb 1914 (closing date unknown/11 performances). Cast: Ernest Cove, Eleanor Daniels, R.A. Hopkins, William Hopkins, John Howell, Gareth Hughes [Broadway debut], Edmond Kennedy, Lilian Mason, Doris Owen, Tom Owen, Harold West [Broadway debut]... See more »

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Garreth Hughes


5' 7" (1.7 m)

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Personal Quote:

I don't care for the 'new' in art - a stage set with a table, a chair, a bit of drapery - I don't think that pomp, pageantry and grandeur detract from the spoken work. The actor needs the atmosphere of beauty and artistry. Just now, we hear much of the new in art. 'Art is beauty' - and beauty is always new. Real art, real beauty, is ageless, deathless. It is something that is handed down from one... See more »


According to the Standard Casting Directory for May, 1931, Hughes spoke French and Welsh as well as English. See more »

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