Knowledge Identifier: +Ronald_Colman
He intended to study engineering at Cambridge University, but his father's sudden death from pneumonia in 1907 made this financially impossible
He was invalided out of the British Army in 1915 in consequence
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
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
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"
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
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
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"
Benita Hume - She was married to actor Ronald Colman from 1938 to his death in 1958; they were the parents of a daughter, Juliet
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
He won the Golden Globe award for Best Actor in 1947 for his role in "A Double Life"
Miklos Rozsa - Rózsa received his second Oscar in 1947 for "A Double Life", which won Ronald Colman an Academy *award for Best Actor
He won the Best Actor Oscar in 1948 for "A Double Life
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
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"