Scarborough, Yorkshire, England, UK
Place of Death
Hollywood, California, USA
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Son of Robert Laughton and Elizabeth Conlon. Educated at Stonyhurst, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (received gold medal). First appearance on stage, 1926. Formed own film company, Mayflower Pictures Corp., with Erich Pommer in 1937. Became American citizen 1950. A consummate artist, Laughton achieved great success on stage and film, with many staged readings (particularly of George Bernard Shaw) to his credit.
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Full Name at Birth
Maureen O'Hara, Samuel Goldwyn, Erich Pommer, Emil Jannings
Charles Laughton (1 July 1899 – 15 December 1962) was an English-American stage and film actor, director, producer and screenwriter. Laughton was trained in London at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and first appeared professionally on the stage in 1926. In 1927, he was cast in a play with his future wife Elsa Lanchester, with whom he lived and worked until his death.
Actor, screenwriter, producer, director
Claim to Fame
The Private Life of King Henry VIII, Spartacus (1960), Mutiny on the Bounty (1935), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939), Island of Lost Souls, The Night of the Hunter
Cause of Death
Gall bladder cancer
Actor/Actress, Writer, Soundtrack
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Became an American citizen in 1950
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