Raymond Massey
Actor
Raymond Massey
Raymond Hart Massey was a Canadian/American actor.
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Huey Long in 1893; journalist/author John Gunther and civil rights leader Roy Wilkins, both in 1901; actors Raymond Massey in 1896, Shirley Booth in 1898, Joan Blondell in 1906 and Fred MacMurray in 1908; baseball Hall of Fame member Ted Williams in
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di RUGGERO GUARINI Uno dei primi film americani che vidi da bambino, ormai più ... - Il Tempo
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(Raymond Massey, Thomas Mitchell, Mary Astor, John Carradine, John Hall e una meravigliosa Dorothy Lamour), il film descriveva con grande efficacia gli effetti di un furioso tornado in un'isola del Pacifico. Ma quella tempesta non aveva semplicemente
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E' innegabilmente una scena toccante, a suo modo strana, in quanto richiama più o meno volutamente l'abbraccio di “La Valle dell'Eden” (East of Eden)('55) di Elia Kazan, quando un singhiozzante James Dean abbraccia un padre (Raymond Massey) che non gli
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The Shape of Things to Come! - Human Resource Executive Online
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The column title comes from a 1933 HG Wells novel, which he personally adapted for the 1936 science fiction movie, Things to Come, involving many famous British film people of the time: director Alexander Korda and actors Raymond Massey,
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Luminous actor hid her fears - Sydney Morning Herald
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Anna Raymond Massey - her father insisted on the middle name - was born in Sussex on August 11, 1937, the daughter of the Canadian actor Raymond Massey and his English wife, the actor Adrianne Allen. Anna was still an infant when her father left and
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Final chapters | Recent deaths in the news - Kansas City Star
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Massey's father was Canadian actor Raymond Massey, her mother was British actress Adrianne Allen, and her brother was actor Daniel Massey. Anna Massey appeared in the films “Peeping Tom,” “Bunny Lake Is Missing,” “Frenzy” and the 2002 adaptation of
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Notable deaths around nation, world as of July 10, 2011 - OregonLive.com (blog)
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The daughter of Canadian actor Raymond Massey and British actress Adrianne Allen, she made her West End debut at 17 in "The Reluctant Debutante." She had roles in films including "Peeping Tom" and "Frenzy." She was a stalwart of British period dramas
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Anna Massey, TV and Film Actress, Dies at 73 - New York Times
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11, 1937, into a prominent acting family: her father was the Canadian actor Raymond Massey, her mother was the British actress Adrianne Allen, and her brother Daniel also became an actor. She made her West End stage debut at 17 in “The Reluctant
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Hosannas to Anna Massey & Ayrton Senna - WhatsOnStage.com (blog)
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Her father was Raymond Massey, a most eminent and distinguished Canadian actor whose bloodhound features seemed to authorise any film he was in, while her Mancunian mother, Adrienne Allen, was in the original cast of Coward's Private Lives in 1930,
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Anna Massey, 73, TV and Film Actress
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LONDON (AP) -- Anna Massey, an actress whose roles ranged from lonely spinsters to Margaret Thatcher, died on Sunday. She was 73. The cause was cancer, said her agent, Pippa Markham. Ms. Massey was born in England on Aug. 11, 1937, into a prominent acting family: her father was the Canadian actor Raymond Massey, her mother was the British actress
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British actress Anna Massey dies at 73 - The Associated Press
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The actress was born in 1937 into a performing family — her father was Canadian actor Raymond Massey and her mother British actress Adrianne Allen. Her brother Daniel Massey also became an actor, and her godfather was director John Ford. ... - -
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Detectives who went from the page to the screen - The Island.lk (subscription)
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The film was The Speckled Band and featured a well known actor of the British screen Raymond Massey, who was a Canadian - born actor who had started his career on the English stage and then gone on to make his name in British films
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Twitter Journalism - CBC.ca
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We screened the 1936 film Things to Come, based on a book by HG Wells and starring Canada's own -- Raymond Massey. Massey's character is in charge of a government of engineers trying to build a better world. He's the film's hero, but frankly -- he
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'Tom, Dick and Harry' take over theater - Abilene Reporter-News
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Strange said fans of old movies will note some similarities between the play and "Arsenic and Old Lace," the Cary Grant-Raymond Massey classic involving two old-maid sisters who knock off lonely old men as their Christian charity
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Ondřej Suchý: A večer bude biograf (13) - Pozitivní noviny
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... v roce 1916 Angličan William Gillette, ve dvacátých letech Eille Norwood, John Barrymore, Clive Brook, ve třicátých letech například Raymond Massey, Arthur Wontner, Robert Rendel, Bruno Güttner, Basil Rathbone, v letech dalších Peter Cushing,
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War Between Fact and Fiction - Wall Street Journal
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No US president has had as many Hollywood interpretations as Lincoln, with Raymond Massey, Henry Fonda and Walter Huston all having had a go at the myth. For much of the 20th century the issue of race and the South was a tricky one for Hollywood,
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Raymond Massey
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1983
    Age 86
    Massey died of pneumonia in Los Angeles, California on July 29, 1983, a month before he would have turned 87.
    More Details Hide Details That was the same day as the death of David Niven, who had co-starred with him in The Prisoner of Zenda and A Matter of Life and Death. Massey is buried in New Haven, Connecticut's Beaverdale Memorial Park. Massey has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one for movies at 1719 Vine Street and one for television at 6708 Hollywood Blvd. His achievements have also been recognized in a signature cocktail, the Raymond Massey.
  • 1964
    Age 67
    Raymond Massey's older brother was Vincent Massey, the first Canadian-born Governor General of Canada. Raymond Massey also dabbled in politics, appearing in a television advertisement in 1964 in support of the conservative Republican presidential nominee Barry Goldwater of Arizona.
    More Details Hide Details Massey denounced U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson for a "no-win" strategy in the Vietnam War, suggesting that Goldwater would pursue an aggressive strategy and win the war quickly. (Johnson, who defeated Goldwater, later did expand the war without success.)
  • 1961
    Age 64
    Massey is particularly remembered as Dr. Gillespie in the popular 1961-1966 NBC series Dr. Kildare, with Richard Chamberlain in the title role.
    More Details Hide Details Massey and his son, Daniel, were cast as father and son in The Queen's Guards (1961). Massey was married three times. His high-profile estrangement and then divorce from Adrianne Allen was the inspiration for Ruth Gordon and Garson Kanin's script for the film Adam's Rib (1949), starring Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy, and indeed Massey married the lawyer who represented him in court, Dorothy Whitney, while his then former wife, Allen, married the opposing lawyer, William Dwight Whitney.
  • 1960
    Age 63
    He was cast in 1960 as Sir Oliver Garnett in the episode "Trunk Full of Dreams" of the NBC western series, Riverboat.
    More Details Hide Details In the story line, Garnett is part of a floating theater on the river vessel, the Enterprise. Bethel Leslie is cast as Juliet, Willard Waterman as de Lesseps, and Mary Tyler Moore as Lily Belle de Lesseps.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1955
    Age 58
    In 1955, he starred in East of Eden as Adam Trask, father of Cal, played by James Dean, and Aron, played by Richard Davalos.
    More Details Hide Details Massey became well-known on television in the 1950s and 1960s.
  • FORTIES
  • 1941
    Age 44
    Also in 1941, Massey starred in George Bernard Shaw's The Doctor's Dilemma, opposite Katharine Cornell, opening just one week before Pearl Harbor.
    More Details Hide Details During the war, he teamed up with Cornell and other leading actors in a revival of Shaw's Candida to benefit the Army Emergency Fund and the Navy Relief Society. Massey portrayed the character of Jonathan Brewster in the film version of Arsenic and Old Lace. The character had been created by Boris Karloff for the stage version and the character was written to resemble Karloff (a running gag in the play and the film). Even though the film was released in 1944, it was shot in 1941, at which time Karloff was still contracted to the Broadway play, and could not be released for the filming, unlike his costars Josephine Hull, Jean Adair and John Alexander. Massey and Karloff had appeared together in James Whale's suspense film The Old Dark House (1932). Massey rejoined the Canadian Army for World War II, though he was eventually released from service and returned to acting work.
  • 1940
    Age 43
    Massey scored a great triumph on Broadway in Robert E. Sherwood's play Abe Lincoln in Illinois despite American reservations about Lincoln being portrayed by a Canadian, and he repeated his role in the 1940 film version (for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor).
    More Details Hide Details Massey again portrayed Lincoln in The Day Lincoln Was Shot on Ford Star Jubilee (1956), and, in a wordless appearance, in How the West Was Won (1962). A fellow actor is said to have remarked that Massey wouldn't be satisfied with his Lincoln impersonation until someone assassinated him. On stage in a dramatic reading of Stephen Vincent Benét's John Brown's Body (1953), Massey, in addition to narrating along with Tyrone Power and Judith Anderson, took on both the roles of John Brown and Abe Lincoln in the same work. Raymond Massey played a Canadian on screen only once, in 49th Parallel (1941).
  • THIRTIES
  • 1934
    Age 37
    In 1934 he starred in The Scarlet Pimpernel, and in 1936 he starred in Things to Come, a film adaptation by H.G. Wells of his own speculative novel, The Shape of Things to Come (1933).
    More Details Hide Details In 1944 Massey played the District Attorney in Fritz Lang's classic film noir, The Woman in the Window, which starred Edward G. Robinson and Joan Bennett. Despite his being Canadian, Massey became famous for playing archetypal U.S. historical figures. He portrayed the American Revolutionary War character Abraham Farlan, who hated the British for making him a casualty of that war, in the 1946 film A Matter of Life and Death (Stairway to Heaven in the US). He also played abolitionist/insurrectionist John Brown in two films: Santa Fe Trail (1940) and again in the low-budget film Seven Angry Men (1955). The character of Brown is portrayed as a wild-eyed lunatic in Santa Fe Trail whereas he is a well-intentioned but misguided character in the more sympathetic Seven Angry Men.
  • 1931
    Age 34
    In 1931 he played Sherlock Holmes in The Speckled Band, the first sound film version of the story.
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  • 1929
    Age 32
    In 1929 he directed the London premiere of The Silver Tassie.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1922
    Age 25
    Drawn to the theater, he first appeared on the London stage in 1922.
    More Details Hide Details His first movie role was in High Treason (1927).
  • 1918
    Age 21
    In 1918, he was sent to serve in Siberia, where he made his first stage appearance, entertaining American troops on occupation duty.
    More Details Hide Details Severely wounded in action in France, he was sent home, where he eventually worked in the family business, selling farm implements.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1896
    Born
    Born on August 30, 1896.
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