Laurence Harvey

Born Oct 1, 1928

Laurence Harvey was a Lithuanian-born actor who achieved fame in British and American films, being best known for his lead performance in Room at the Top.

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1928 Birth Born on October 1, 1928.


1951 22 Years Old He left Baddeley in 1951 for actress Margaret Leighton, six years his senior, and at the time married to publisher Max Reinhardt.
1955 26 Years Old 1 More Event
…  He also appeared on American TV and on Broadway, making his Broadway debut in 1955 in the play Island of Goats, a flop which closed after one week, though his performance won him a 1956 Theatre World Award.
1957 28 Years Old Harvey appeared twice more on Broadway, in 1957 with Julie Harris, Pamela Brown and Colleen Dewhurst in William Wycherley's The Country Wife, and as Shakespeare's Henry V in 1959, as part of the Old Vic company, which featured a young Judi Dench as Katherine, the Daughter of the King of France. … Read More


1964 35 Years Old Harvey played King Arthur in the 1964 London production of the Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe musical Camelot, at Drury Lane. … Read More
1968 39 Years Old In 1968 he married Joan Perry, seventeen years his senior, the widow of film mogul Harry Cohn.


1969 40 Years Old Harvey's third marriage was to British fashion model Paulene Stone. She gave birth to his only child Domino in 1969 while he was still married to Perry.
1972 43 Years Old 1 More Event
Her marriage to Laurence Harvey lasted until 1972.
Just before Harvey died he was planning to star and direct two films, one on Kitty Genovese, the other a Wolf Mankowitz comedy called Cockatrice. Harvey's death in 1973 ultimately put an end to any hope that Orson Welles's The Deep would ever be completed. … Read More
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