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Claude Rains

Knowledge Identifier: +Claude_Rains


Claude Rains

English stage and film actor whose career spanned 46 years add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1889.

Countries: United States (53%), United Kingdom (24%), (4%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Alfred Hitchcock, Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman

Linked to: Capitol Records, Columbia Masterworks Records, Universal Studios, NBC




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Claude Rains was born in 1889 add something


Rains began his career in the London theatre, having a success in the title role of John Drinkwater's play "Ulysses S. Grant", the follow-up to the playwright's major hit "Abraham Lincoln", and travelled to Broadway in the late 1920s to act in leading roles in such plays as Shaw's "The Apple Cart" and in the dramatisations of "The Constant Nymph", and Pearl S. Buck's novel "The Good Earth," as a Chinese farmer add something


William Lugg - In 1921 Lugg appeared as the Comte de Courson in "The Legion Of Honour" by Baroness Orczy, adapted from her novel "A Sheaf of Bluebells", at the Aldwych Theatre with a young Claude Rains


Universal Studios - The following year, Technicolor was used in Universal's remake of their 1925 horror melodrama, "Phantom of the Opera" with Claude Rains and Nelson Eddy


The Mystery of Edwin Drood - There are hints that he is in disguise, and this theme has been taken up in adaptations of the story which try to solve the mystery: in the 1935 movie production of the story, starring Claude Rains as Jasper, Datchery is Neville Landless in disguise


Ernest Thesiger - When Whale agreed to direct "Bride of Frankenstein" in 1935, he insisted on casting Thesiger as Dr. Septimus Pretorius, instead of the studio's choice of Claude Rains


His only child, Jessica Rains, was born to him and Proper on 24 January 1938 add something


John, King of England - Claude Rains played John in the 1938 colour version alongside Errol Flynn, starting a trend for films to depict John as an "effeminate


Rains became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1939 add something


Mrs. Leslie Carter - A typically romanticized and inaccurate Hollywood biopic, "Lady with Red Hair", starring Miriam Hopkins, with Claude Rains as David Belasco was released in 1940


He acquired the Stock Grange Farm in West Bradford Township, Pennsylvania, just outside Coatesville, Pennsylvania, in 1941, and spent much of his time between takes reading up on agricultural techniques add something


In 1943, Rains played the title character in Universal's full-colour remake of "Phantom of the Opera" add something


Susanna Foster - She signed with Universal Studios, where she portrayed the ingénue in the 1943 film version of the Gothic melodrama "Phantom of the Opera" opposite Nelson Eddy and Claude Rains


In 1946, he played a refugee Nazi agent opposite Cary Grant and "Casablanca" co-star Ingrid Bergman in Alfred Hitchcock's "Notorious" add something


Alexis Minotis - In 1946, he went to Hollywood to appear in Sir Alfred Hitchcock's "Notorious" with Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman and Claude Rains


Archie Mayo - Mayo retired in 1946, shortly after completing "A Night in Casablanca" with the Marx Brothers and "Angel on My Shoulder" with Paul Muni, Anne Baxter, and Claude Rains


Notorious (1946 film) - "'Notorious"' is a 1946 American spy thriller film directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman and Claude Rains as three people whose lives become intimately entangled during an espionage operation


In 1949, he appeared in David Lean's "The Passionate Friends" add something


Rains remained a popular character actor in the 1950s and 1960s, appearing in many films add something


In 1951, Rains won a Tony award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play for "Darkness at Noon" add something


Alexander Scourby - The play opened at the Alvin Theatre on January 13, 1951, with Claude Rains playing Rubashov, and ran for 163 performances


Marcel Dalio - In 1955, Dalio was back in America to appear in the poorly-received television series "Casablanca", where he portrayed the Claude Rains character, Captain Renault


Marcel Dalio - In the 1955 US TV series of "Casablanca" he took on the role of Captain Louis Renault, played by Claude Rains in the original film


He eventually sold the farm when his marriage to Proper ended in 1956 add something


Arch Oboler - Produced by Kermit Bloomgarden, the play ran for only eight performances in December 1956 despite a cast that included Martin Brooks, Wendell Corey, Christopher Plummer, Claude Rains and Dick York


This 1957 NBC colour special, shown as a film rather than a live or videotaped programme, was highly successful with the public add something


Agi Jambor - She was married to actor Claude Rains from 1959 to 1960


He married Rosemary Clark Schrode in 1960, and stayed with her until her death on 31 December 1964 add something


Torben Meyer - The following year, he had the role of Hugo in "The Earth is Mine" starring Rock Hudson and Claude Rains, and in 1960 he appeared in the Elvis Presley movie "G.I. Blues"

Claude Rains died in 1967 add something


Rains died from an abdominal haemorrhage in Laconia, New Hampshire, on 30 May 1967 at the age of 77 add something


Playhouse 90 - The ambitious series frequently featured critically acclaimed dramas, including the original television versions of "The Miracle Worker" , and "The Helen Morgan Story" , "In the Presence of Mine Enemies" , and the original television version of "Judgment at Nuremberg", featuring Maximilian Schell in the role he would repeat in the 1961 film, but with an otherwise different cast, including Claude Rains in the Spencer Tracy role


"Claude Rains: An Actor's Voice", a biography by David J. Skal and Rains' daughter Jessica Rains, was published in 2008 add something


In 2010, many of Rains' personal effects were put into an auction at Heritage Auctions, including his 1951 Tony award, rare posters, letters and photographs add something