David Manners
Canadian-born American actor
David Manners
David Manners was a Canadian - American film actor. Born Rauff de Ryther Daun Acklom in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Manners came to Hollywood at the beginning of the talking films revolution after studying acting with Eva Le Gallienne, and acting on stage with Helen Hayes. His family moved to New York City in 1907 and to Hastings-on-Hudson, New York in 1922.
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ARM invading Intel x86 home turf - IC Insights - ElectronicsWeekly.com (blog)
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ARM is 'invading the x86 MPU home turf' and is threatening Intel in PCs, desktop systems and servers, says Arizona analyst IC Insights, writes David Manners. "The spread of ARM-based processors threatens to go beyond tablet computers and invade the x86
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Fable: When The Crazies Got It Right - ElectronicsWeekly.com (blog)
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There was once a company which became the second largest computer company in the world. But it started off as a telecoms joint venture with a foreign company
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Fraunhofer's Unbeatable Goalkeeper - ElectronicsWeekly.com (blog)
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The Fraunhofer Institute has developed a robot goalkeeper who cannot be beaten, even from the penalty spot. Fraunhofer calculated the time a keeper had to make his judgment about
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Ed Cuts The Travel Budget - ElectronicsWeekly.com (blog)
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'Finding $150 million every quarter just to pay interest on the debt our private equity owners have stuck us with is proving to be a real pain,' Ed confides to his diary,
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Non-PC HP Goes Cloudy - ElectronicsWeekly.com (blog)
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Another day, another mega-deal. HP is to spin off its PC division, discontinue the TouchPad tablet PC and buy Autonomy in a re-focussing of effort to concentrate on providing
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The First Killer-App-Less Product - ElectronicsWeekly.com (blog)
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Leaving aside the question: Why buy an iPad? comes question 2: Why buy a 10 inch tablet which isn't an iPad? The answer to question 2 is: few people will
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Patent Bubble Draining Cash From Mobile Industry - ElectronicsWeekly.com (blog)
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An over-excited banker is not a pretty sight and there are plenty of them around with the M&A prospects now opening up in the mobile sector. Google's $12.5 billion bid for
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TI Shows Off Epitaxial Transistors - ElectronicsWeekly.com (blog)
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'At the Physical Society Exhibition1961 epitaxial transistors were shown not only by STC but also by Texas Instruments.' So starts a story, 50 years ago, in Electronics Weekly's
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Ed Shafts A Widow - ElectronicsWeekly.com (blog)
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'A major opportunity has come up', writes Ed in his diary, 'the owner of our best competitor in a very lucrative market serving the renewable energy industry, has had a sudden
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How Sematech Got its First CEO. - ElectronicsWeekly.com (blog)
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When the Japanese knocked the Americans (except for TI and Micron) out of the memory business in 1985, the response of the US semiconductor industry was to set up Sematech,
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Mannerisms Banned In Sussex - ElectronicsWeekly.com (blog)
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Banned in Sussex - Accolade or Badge of Shame? A reader sent me this intriguing account of how Her Majesty's Constabulary in Sussex have banned Mannerisms
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The Train Crash Called ST-Ericsson (Update 1) - ElectronicsWeekly.com (blog)
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Further redundancies at ST-Ericsson will have the effect of "permanently compromising its viability" according to the French equivalent of the TUC - UNSA (National Union of Autonomous
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Ed Kills A Brilliant Project - ElectronicsWeekly.com (blog)
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'The new CTO is getting all het up about fold-up displays,' Ed confides to his diary, 'apparently we've had a team beavering away on this for donkeys' years and they've built up a
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Three Execs Turn Down AMD CEO-ship. - ElectronicsWeekly.com (blog)
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Could the AMD board have made the mistake of the century in ousting Dirk Meyer? Three people have already turned down the job of AMD CEO, according to Bloomberg
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Timeline
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1998
    Age 97
    Manners died in Santa Barbara, California on December 23, 1998 at age 98, having outlived his long-term partner, Bill Mercer, who had died twenty years earlier.
    More Details Hide Details He was cremated and his ashes were scattered at Rancho Yucca Loma.
  • 1971
    Age 70
    His reflections on philosophy were put forth in Look Through: An Evidence of Self Discovery, published in 1971 by El Cariso Publications.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1940
    Age 39
    In 1940, he officially changed his name to David Joseph Manners (Manners was his mother's maiden name), and became a naturalized citizen of the United States.
    More Details Hide Details He returned to the stage, working regularly until his retirement in the 1950s. Appearing on Broadway, in summer stock, and on tour, Manners was cast in a variety of productions, including the ill-fated Hidden Horizon (1946). Manners spent the remainder of his life in private pursuits, such as painting and writing. Several of his novels, published by Dutton, sold over 100,000 copies each.
  • 1936
    Age 35
    In 1936, he returned to California, living on a ranch near Victorville until 1956, and later in Pacific Palisades and Santa Barbara, with his partner, writer Bill Mercer, for thirty years until Mercer's death in 1978.
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  • 1933
    Age 32
    Although he was among the first group of actors to join the fledgling Screen Actors Guild in 1933, he returned to New York City.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1930
    Age 29
    In late 1930, he filmed his best remembered role, as Jonathan Harker opposite Bela Lugosi, in Universal's horror classic, Dracula (1931).
    More Details Hide Details Until the end of his life, Manners continued to receive fan mail from fans of the movie, although he claimed to have never seen the finished film. In his tenth movie, he co-starred with Barbara Stanwyck in Frank Capra's critically acclaimed but commercially unsuccessful The Miracle Woman (1931). The New York Times, again lauding Manners, featured this tribute, "Manners does exceptionally well with this sympathetic assignment". During his brief tenure at Warners, which loaned him to other studios quite frequently, Manners progressed from callow featured actor and leading man to finally attaining star stature with the lead in Crooner (1932). Shortly thereafter, he began to freelance with much success. One of the final films he made before the termination of his Warner Bros. contract, was RKO's A Bill of Divorcement, starring John Barrymore and Billie Burke. Katharine Hepburn, who made her debut in the same film, once commented that "David was a big star. I was so nervous working with him... He was... just a dear to work with and a totally professional and talented actor."
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1907
    Age 6
    His family moved to New York City in 1907, and to Hastings-on-Hudson, New York in 1922.
    More Details Hide Details Manners was serendipitously "discovered" by the film director James Whale at a Hollywood party, and within a few years, he was a popular leading man, playing opposite such actresses as Katharine Hepburn, Barbara Stanwyck, Gloria Stuart, Myrna Loy, Loretta Young, and Ann Dvorak. He was paired several times with Helen Chandler. His first film, directed by Whale, was destroyed before having been released, but with his second movie, Journey's End (1930), The New York Times and Variety officially bestowed their imprimatur upon the fledgling film actor. His subsequent film appearances in movies made at RKO Radio Pictures and Warner Brothers were critically praised (again including The New York Times, an early and prescient adherent of his acting abilities), and he was contracted by the latter studio.
  • 1900
    Born
    Born on April 30, 1900.
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