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Ronald Colman

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Ronald Colman

English actor add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1891.

Countries: United States (51%), United Kingdom (21%), (7%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Benita Hume, Actor, University of Cambridge

Linked to: Broadwest Film Company, University of Cambridge, British Army, NBC

 

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Ronald Colman was born in 1891 add something


1907

He intended to study engineering at Cambridge University, but his father's sudden death from pneumonia in 1907 made this financially impossible add something


1908

He became a well-known amateur actor and was a member of the West Middlesex Dramatic Society in 1908-09 add something


1914

He made his first appearance on the professional stage in 1914 add something

 

On 31 October 1914, at the Battle of Messines, Colman was seriously wounded by shrapnel in his ankle, which gave him a limp that he would attempt to hide throughout the rest of his acting career add something


1915

He was invalided out of the British Army in 1915 in consequence add something

 

Basil Rathbone - At the end of 1915 he was conscripted via the Derby Scheme into the British Army as a Private with the London Scottish Regiment , thereby joining a regiment that counted in its ranks his future professional acting contemporaries Claude Rains, Herbert Marshall and Ronald Colman at different points thru the conflict


1916

He had sufficiently recovered from wartime injuries to appear at the London Coliseum on 19 June 1916, as Rahmat Sheikh in "The Maharani of Arakan", with Lena Ashwell; at the Playhouse in December that year as Stephen Weatherbee in Charles Goddard & Paul Dickey's play "The Misleading Lady"; at the Court Theatre in March 1917 he played Webber in "Partnership" and at that theatre the following year appeared in Eugène Brieux's play, adapted from the French, "Damaged Goods"; at the Ambassadors Theatre in February 1918 he played George Lubin in "The Li add something


1917

Ronald Colman had first appeared in films in England in 1917 and 1919 for Cecil Hepworth, and subsequently with the old Broadwest Film Company in "The Snow of the Desert" add something


1920

In 1920, Colman went to America and toured with Robert Warwick in "The Dauntless Three", and subsequently toured with Fay Bainter in "East is West"; at the Booth Theatre, New York, in January 1921 he played the Temple Priest in William Archer's play "The Green Goddess", with George Arliss; at the 39th Street Theatre in August 1921 he appeared as Charles in "The Nightcap"; and in September 1922 he made a great success as Alain Sergyll at the Empire Theatre in the hit play "La Tendressse" add something


1922

Katherine Thurston - Two more films were made using the American book title "The Masquerader" in 1922 and by the Samuel Goldwyn Company in 1933 as a "talkie" starring Ronald Colman


1923

While appearing on stage in New York in "La Tendress", Director Henry King saw him, and engaged him as the leading man in the 1923 film, "The White Sister", opposite Lillian Gish, and was an immediate success add something


1926

John Waters (1934 Academy Award winner) - Although he did not direct Cooper's second starring western, "The Last Outlaw", the new star's third lead western, "Nevada", was once again assigned to Waters, along with another Cooper vehicle, the French Foreign Legion saga, "Beau Sabreur", a sequel to Famous Players' biggest hit of 1926, "Beau Geste", which starred Ronald Colman

 

Mary Brian - She worked with Brenon again in 1926 when she played Isabel in P. C. Wren's "Beau Geste" starring Ronald Colman


1930

He thereafter appeared in a number of notable films including "Raffles", "The Masquerader", "Clive of India", "A Tale of Two Cities" in 1935, "Under Two Flags", "The Prisoner of Zenda" and "Lost Horizon" in 1937, "If I Were King" in 1938, and "The Talk of the Town" in 1941 add something

 

His first major talkie success was in 1930, when he was nominated for the Academy award for Best Actor for two roles — "Condemned" and "Bulldog Drummond" add something


1931

Sinclair Lewis - Adapted as a 1931 Hollywood film directed by John Ford and starring Ronald Colman, it was nominated for four Academy *awards

 

John Ford - Ford's films in 1931 were Seas Beneath, The Brat and Arrowsmith; the last-named, adapted from the Sinclair Lewis novel and starring Ronald Colman and Helen Hayes, marked Ford's first Academy Awards recognition, with five nominations including Best Picture.


1934

A Christmas Carol - Other media adaptations include a popular radio play version in 1934, starring Lionel Barrymore, an American television version from the 1940s, and, in 1949, the first commercial sound recording with Ronald Colman


1935

Walter Catlett - He played John Barsad in the 1935 David O. Selznick production of A Tale Of Two Cities starring Ronald Colman


1937

Madeleine Carroll - She starred opposite Gary Cooper in the adventure "The General Died at Dawn" and with Ronald Colman in the 1937 box-office success "The Prisoner of Zenda"

 

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"


1938

Benita Hume - She was married to actor Ronald Colman from 1938 to his death in 1958; they were the parents of a daughter, Juliet


1940

Deutsche Grammophon - It is releasing some of American Decca Records' albums from the 1940s and 1950s, such as those that Leonard Bernstein made for Decca in 1953, and the classic ! Christmas album that features Ronald Colman's starring in "A Christmas Carol" and Charles Laughton's narrating "Mr

 

Shelley Winters - Working in films through the 1940s, Winters first achieved stardom with her breakout performance as the victim of insane actor Ronald Colman in George Cukor's "A Double Life", in 1947


1941

Lost Horizon (1937 film) - "Lost Horizon" was adapted as a radio play starring Ronald Colman and Donald Crisp for the September 15, 1941 broadcast of "Lux Radio Theater"


1943

Eddie Lawrence - His first confirmed radio appearance was on "Major Bowes Amateur Hour" in 1943, where he did World War II-themed comic impressions of Charles Boyer, Ronald Colman, Roland_Young and Clem McCarthy

 

Jack Benny - Burns and Allen and Orson Welles guest hosted several episodes in March and April 1943 when Benny was seriously ill with pneumonia, while Ronald Colman and his wife Benita Hume appeared frequently in the 1940s as Benny's long-suffering neighbors


1945

Beginning in 1945, Colman made many guest appearances on "The Jack Benny Program" on radio, alongside his second wife, stage and screen actress Benita Hume add something


1946

Lost Horizon (1937 film) - In 1946, Ronald Colman made a three-record, 78 RPM album based on the film for American Decca Records


 

He won the Golden Globe award for Best Actor in 1947 for his role in "A Double Life" add something

 

Miklos Rozsa - Rózsa received his second Oscar in 1947 for "A Double Life", which won Ronald Colman an Academy *award for Best Actor


1948

He won the Best Actor Oscar in 1948 for "A Double Life add something

 

Jack Benny - In an episode that was broadcast March 28, 1948, Benny borrowed neighbor Ronald Colman's Oscar, and was returning home when he was accosted by a mugger


1950

Their comedy work as Benny's next-door neighbors led to their own radio comedy "The Halls of Ivy" from 1950 to 1952, created by "Fibber McGee & Molly" mastermind Don Quinn, on which the Colmans played the literate, charming president of a middle American college and his former-actress wife add something

 

"The Halls of Ivy" ran on NBC radio from 1950-52, moved to CBS television for the 1954-55 season add something


Ronald Colman died in 1958 add something

 

Ronald Colman died on 19 May 1958, aged 67, from acute emphysema in Santa Barbara, California, and was interred in the Santa Barbara, California Cemetery add something


1959

George Sanders - On 10 February 1959, Sanders married actress Benita Hume, widow of actor Ronald Colman


1980

He is the subject of a biography written by his daughter Juliet Benita Colman in the 1980s add something


2011

Bill Woodson - In a 2011 interview, he explained the reason for his pronunciation of Super Friends as "See-Yoo-per Friends" was that in high school people were criticizing his speech, so he decided to make it sound more sophisticated by channeling Ronald Colman and, among other things, stopped saying "Super" and started saying "See-Yoo-per"


2013

Encyclopedia Britannica Inc., 2013 add something

 

Web. 16 September 2013 He intended to study engineering at Cambridge, but his father's sudden death from pneumonia in 1907 made it financially impossible add something