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Date of Birth
2 April 1919, Larne, Ireland
Date of Death
31 October 1974, England, UK (cancer)
6` 4" (1.93 m)
After a short time working as a merchant seaman, followed by a few appearances on stage, Maxwell Reed moved to London and was signed by the Rank Organisation. He made many British films during the 40s and 50s, rotating between leads in B movies and supporting roles in major productions. He also appeared in a few Hollywood swashbucklers and TV series before succumbing to cancer in the 70s. He was a bona fide teen idol in the late 40s, being the heart throb of many a schoolgirl. He was married to Joan Collins during the early 50s but the marriage ended in divorce.
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Joan Collins (24 May 1952 - 1956) (divorced)
Joan Collins`s first husband. Collins advised him to base his acting style on James Mason. Reed ignored her advice and used Stewart Granger as his role model instead.
Ex-brother-in-law of Jackie Collins.
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Maxwell Reed (2 April 1919 – 16 August 1974) was an Irish actor who became a matinee idol in several British films during the 1940s and 1950s.
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Joan Collins`s first husband.
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