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Ronald Colman

Born Feb 9, 1891

Ronald Charles Colman was an English actor.

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1891 Birth Born on February 9, 1891.


1907 16 Years Old He intended to study engineering at Cambridge University, but his father's sudden death from pneumonia in 1907 made this financially impossible.
1908 17 Years Old He became a well-known amateur actor and was a member of the West Middlesex Dramatic Society in 1908-09. … Read More
1909 18 Years Old After working as a clerk at the British Steamship Company in the City of London, he joined the London Scottish Regiment in 1909 and was among the first of Territorial Army to fight in World War I. … Read More


1914 23 Years Old On 31 October 1914, at the Battle of Messines, Colman was seriously wounded by shrapnel in his ankle, which gave him a limp that he would attempt to hide throughout the rest of his acting career.
1916 25 Years Old 1 More Event
He was invalided from the service in 1916.
1917 26 Years Old Ronald Colman had first appeared in films in England in 1917 and 1919 for Cecil Hepworth, and subsequently with the old Broadwest Film Company in The Snow of the Desert. While appearing on stage in New York in La Tendress, Director Henry King saw him, and engaged him as the leading man in the 1923 film, The White Sister, opposite Lillian Gish, and was an immediate success. … Read More


1930 39 Years Old His first major talkie success was in 1930, when he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for two roles - Condemned and Bulldog Drummond.


1935 44 Years Old He thereafter appeared in a number of notable films including Raffles, The Masquerader, Clive of India, A Tale of Two Cities in 1935, Under Two Flags, The Prisoner of Zenda and Lost Horizon in 1937, If I Were King in 1938, and The Talk of the Town in 1941.


1945 54 Years Old Beginning in 1945, Colman made many guest appearances on The Jack Benny Program on radio, alongside his second wife, stage and screen actress Benita Hume. … Read More
1947 56 Years Old …  He also won the Golden Globe award for Best Actor in 1947 for his role in A Double Life. … Read More
1948 57 Years Old He won the Best Actor Oscar in 1948 for A Double Life. … Read More


1958 67 Years Old Ronald Colman died on 19 May 1958, aged 67, from acute emphysema in Santa Barbara, California, and was interred in the Santa Barbara Cemetery.
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