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Born in Birkenhead, Cheshire, England, UK
Died in Johannesburg, South Africa  (heart attack)
Birth NameThomas Hunter Nesbitt

Mini Bio (1)

As a prominent young stage actor of his era, Tom Nesbitt appeared frequently in England as well as touring the U.S. with Margaret Lawrence, Katherine Cornell, Ruth Chatterton, etc. He married actress Mignon O'Doherty in London, England, which was his permanent address. They had two children: Prudence Nesbitt (Chapman) and Thomas Hunter Michael Nesbitt. Grandchildren = Vivian Nesbitt & Caroline Nesbitt, both actors. It was anticipated that Tom Nesbitt would have a successful film career, but he only made one film before he died in South Africa in 1927 while on tour, of a heart attack. He was 37 years old.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Caroline Nesbitt

Spouse (1)

Mignon O'Doherty (1920 - 31 March 1927) ( his death) ( 2 children)

Trivia (3)

Younger brother of actress Cathleen Nesbitt.
Brother-in-law of Cecil Ramage.
He began his acting career in 1911 as one of the Singing Footmen in the Streatham Pantomime, having decided he couldn't stand the thought pf taking his exams in engineering. He was never unemployed as an actor from that time until his death while on tour in South Africa in 1927.

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