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Richmond, Surrey, England
Place of Death
Santa Barbara, California, USA
Claim to Fame
A Double Life (1947)
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Full Name at Birth
Ronald Charles Colman
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Marjory Reed Fraser
Marjorie Colman, Edith Colman
William Powell, Cary Grant, Richard Barthelmess, David Niven, Greer Garson, Charles Boyer, Claude Rains, Cedric Hardwicke, Herbert Marshall, Basil Rathbone
Juliet Colman (daughter)
Vincent Price, Merle Oberon, George Cukor, Clark Gable
Ronald Charles Colman (9 February 1891 – 19 May 1958) was an English actor, popular during the 1930s and 1940s. He won an Academy Award for Best Actor for A Double Life (1947) and received nominations for Random Harvest (1942) and Bulldog Drummond/Condemned (1929, nominated for his work in both). Colman starred in several classic films, including A Tale of Two Cities (1935), Lost Horizon (1937), The Prisoner of Zenda (1937) and The Talk of the Town (1942).
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Ronald Charles Colman (9 February 1891 – 19 May 1958) was an English actor, popular during the 1930s and 1940s. He won an Academy Award for Best Actor for A Double Life (1947), and received further nominations for Random Harvest (1942) and Bulldog Drummond/Condemned (1929, nominated for his work in both). Colman starred in the classic films A Tale of Two Cities (1935), Lost Horizon (1937), A Prisoner of Zenda (1937) and The Talk of the Town (1942).
He was born in Richmond, Surrey, England, as Ronald Charles Colman, the second son and fourth child of Charles Colman and his wife Marjory Read Fraser. His siblings included Eric, Edith, and Marjorie. He was educated at boarding school in Littlehampton, where he discovered he enjoyed acting, despite being shy. He intended to study engineering at Cambridge University, but his father's sudden death from pneumonia in 1907 made this financially impossible.
He became a well-known amateur actor and was a member of the West Middlesex Dramatic Society in 1908–09. He made his first appearance on the professional stage in 1914.
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Ronald Colman died on 19th May, 1958. His last relationship was with Shelley Winters.
During his life he was married to Benita Hume from 1938 to 1958 and Thelma Raye from 1920 to 1934.
He also dated Shelley Winters in 1947, Marlene Dietrich in 1944, Merle Oberon in 1942, Lupe Velez and Mary Astor.
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