Carol Reed

Film Director
Born Dec 30, 1906

Sir Carol Reed was an English film director best known for Odd Man Out (1947), The Fallen Idol (1948), The Third Man (1949) and Oliver! (1968).

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1906 Birth Born on December 30, 1906.


1943 36 Years Old From 1943 until 1947, he was married to the British film star Diana Wynyard.


1948 41 Years Old After their divorce, he married, in 1948, the actress Penelope Dudley-Ward, also known as Pempie, the elder daughter of Freda Dudley Ward, who had been a mistress of the Prince of Wales, later Edward VIII of the United Kingdom and Duke of Windsor. … Read More
1953 46 Years Old In 1953, he became only the second British film director to be knighted for his craft. … Read More


1976 69 Years Old Carol Reed died from a heart attack on 25 April 1976 at his home in Chelsea, aged 69. … Read More
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