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Raymond Massey

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Raymond Massey

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Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1896.

Countries: United States (38%), United Kingdom (28%), Ireland (9%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Tyrone Power, Charles Laughton, Sherlock Holmes

Linked to: Appleby College, Balliol College, Oxford, Massey Ferguson, University of Toronto

 

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Raymond Massey was born in 1896 add something


1918

In 1918, he was sent to serve in Siberia, where he made his first stage appearance, entertaining American troops on occupation duty add something


1922

Drawn to the theatre, he first appeared on the London stage in 1922 add something


1927

His first movie role was in "High Treason" in 1927 add something


1929

In 1929, he directed the London premiere of "The Silver Tassie" add something

 

Adrianne Allen - In 1929, she married Raymond Massey, after he had cast her for a part in Noël Coward's play "The Rat Trap"

 

Walter Starkie - In light of his previous successes at the Abbey Theatre the rejection caused much controversy and O'Casey severed his relations with the theatre and took the play to London where it premiered on October 11, 1929 at the Apollo Theatre with Charles Laughton and Barry Fitzgerald under the direction of Raymond Massey


1931

He played Sherlock Holmes in "The Speckled Band", the first sound film version of the story, in 1931 add something

 

Angela Baddeley - In 1931, she appeared in two films, the Sherlock Holmes tale, "The Speckled Band", featuring Raymond Massey as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's sleuth, and in "The Ghost Train", a large screen version of the hit stage thriller


1934

In 1934, he starred in "The Scarlet Pimpernel" and, in 1936, he starred in H. G. Wells's "Things to Come" add something


1937

Torben Meyer - Two years later, in 1937, Meyer had a number of bit parts; as a servant in "Tovarich" starring Claudette Colbert, Charles Boyer and Basil Rathbone, as Raymond Massey's servant in "The Prisoner of Zenda" starring Ronald Colman in the title role and as Tyrone Power's chauffeur in Sonja Henie's "Thin Ice"


1940

Massey scored a great triumph on Broadway in Robert E. Sherwood's play "Abe Lincoln in Illinois", and he repeated his role in the 1940 film version add something


1941

Also in 1941, Massey starred in George Bernard Shaw's "The Doctor's Dilemma", opposite Katharine Cornell, opening just one week before Pearl Harbor add something

 

Peter Lorre - Einstein in Arsenic and Old Lace, filmed by director Frank Capra in 1941, released in 1944, and starring Cary Grant and Raymond Massey.

 

Niall MacGinnis - In 1941, MacGinnis played a not-very-dedicated Nazi sailor in the British war film "49th Parallel" with Laurence Olivier, Leslie Howard, Eric Portman and Raymond Massey


1942

Rodney Ackland - In 1942 he shared with Emeric Pressburger an Academy *award nomination for the screenplay of "49th Parallel", starring Raymond Massey and Eric Portman,


1944

Even though the film was released in 1944, it was shot in 1941, at which time Karloff was still contracted to the Broadway play, and could not be released for the filming, unlike his costars Josephine Hull, Jean Adair and John Alexander add something

 

In 1944, Massey played the District Attorney in "The Woman in the Window" with Edward G. Robinson and Joan Bennett add something

 

Boris Karloff - Although Frank Capra cast Raymond Massey in the 1944 film, which was shot in 1941, while Karloff was still appearing in the role on Broadway, Karloff reprised the role on television with Tony Randall and Tom Bosley in a 1962 production on the Hallmark Hall of Fame.


1949

The Fountainhead - In 1949, Warner Brothers released a film based on the book, starring Gary Cooper as Howard Roark, Patricia Neal as Dominique Francon, Raymond Massey as Gail Wynand, and Kent Smith as Peter Keating


1953

Ann Tyrrell - In 1953, she appeared unbilled as Mary Tudor sister of Queen Elizabeth I in the M-G-M historical drama "Queen Bess" and in 1955, she appeared in the film "Seven Angry Men" with Raymond Massey and Jeffrey Hunter

 

Judith Anderson - In 1953, she was directed by Charles Laughton in his own adaptation of Stephen Vincent Benét's "John Brown's Body" with a cast featuring Raymond Massey and Tyrone Power

 

Tyrone Power - A second national tour with the show followed in October 1953, this time for four months, with Raymond Massey and Anne Baxter


1964

Vietnam War - He too dabbled in politics, appearing in a television advertisement in support of the conservative Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater in 1964, in which he denounced the burgeoning Vietnam War add something


Raymond Massey died in 1983 add something

 

Massey died of pneumonia in Los Angeles , California on July 29, 1983, a month before he would have turned 87 add something