John Merivale

John Merivale

Born Dec 1, 1917

John Herman Merivale, also known as Jack Merivale, was a British theatre actor, and occasional supporting player in British films.

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1917 Birth Born on December 1, 1917.


1941 23 Years Old He was married to the U.S. actress Jan Sterling from 1941 until 1948, and lived with Vivien Leigh from 1958 until her death in 1967, becoming her dedicated caretaker in her final years as her manic depression and prolonged illnesses grew more severe. … Read More
1946 28 Years Old His career was put on hold while he served as a pilot with both the British and Canadian air forces during World War II, and he resumed his career in 1946, when he had a starring role in a successful U.S. production of Oscar Wilde's Lady Windermere's Fan.


1956 38 Years Old In 1956 he made his second film appearance, in The Battle of the River Plate, and went onto have supporting roles in films such as A Night to Remember (1958), Circus of Horrors (1960), The List of Adrian Messenger (1963), in which he played the title character, who gets killed thirteen minutes into the film, King Rat (1965), and Arabesque (1966). … Read More


1986 68 Years Old They were married from 1986 until his death from renal failure four years later, having stretched his life from ten to twenty years.
1990 72 Years Old Died on February 6, 1990.
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