Ronald Colman
Actor
Ronald Colman
Ronald Charles Colman was an English actor.
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Finding the sensitive side of Shakespeare's 'Othello' - The Star-Ledger - NJ.com
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In it, Ronald Colman portrayed an actor who played Othello for so long that he became the character and murdered his girlfriend out of jealousy. “At the moment,” Smiling says smiling, “I'm single.”
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Timeless Reels: Classic Films on DVD | Collection Development, September 1, 2011 - Library Journal
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Two times Ronald Colman in a far, far better film of the Dickens classic. 12 Angry Men. b/w. 96 min. Dir: Sidney Lumet. MGM, 310-449-3000; www.MGM.com. 1957. DVD ISBN 9786311727300. $14.98 ($13.89). Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? b/w.131 min
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Movies on TV, Today & Tonight - Regina Leader-Post
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9: 30 (39) >>> Kismet Ronald Colman. A rogue attempts to pass his daughter off as royalty. (1 hr.45 mins.) (100) > Couples Retreat Vince Vaughn. Four Midwestern couples descend on an island resort. (2 hrs.) (101) Passenger Side Adam Scott
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Posthumous glory for the last but not least - The Australian
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And brief mentions for Random Harvest (Saturday, 9.25pm, Fox Classics), one of the imperishable Hollywood tear-jerkers, about a war veteran (Ronald Colman) who loses his memory and the wife (Greer Garson) who waits for him; Of Mice and Men (Tuesday,
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Conrad Veidt on TCM: THE HANDS OF ORLAC, CASABLANCA, NAZI AGENT - Alt Film Guide (blog)
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Perhaps, if it had starred Ronald Colman and Madeleine Carroll, or Colman and Greer Garson, or Melvyn Douglas and Joan Crawford, or Herbert Marshall and Ann Sheridan, or Sheridan and Errol Flynn… In Jules Dassin's Nazi Agent (1942), Veidt has a double
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Memories of Bob Hope and Disney - MousePlanet
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For instance, Hope didn't hesitate to invite Walt to attend a surprise birthday party for Ronald Colman at Ciro's nightclub that Hope was hosting. Born almost two years after Walt Disney, not only was Bob Hope a contemporary of Walt's, but he was also
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Hippie, Shorty Fire Up Debut Play; 'Enter Laughing' Sag Harbor - San Francisco Chronicle
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In "Enter Laughing: The Musical" at Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor, he enrolls in the Marlowe Free Theatre and School for Dramatic Arts, calling himself Donald Colman, after his hero Ronald Colman. In one of the funnier bits, David begins a rehearsal
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James Stewart's early roles featured Aug 13 on TCM's Summer Under The Stars - Examiner.com
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Last week, I pointed out then-future General Hospital matriarch Anna Lee for her role in 1941's My Life With Caroline during TCM's day-long tribute to Ronald Colman. That said, I feel compelled to mention Lee appears as Mrs. Prescott in a small
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Weekend OTR: Halls of Ivy — Dr. Hall's Reappointment - First Arkansas News
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Yes, we're talking about a 'The Halls of Ivy” episode — a comedy/drama starring Ronald Colman as the president of a college. Hey, the series was sponsored by Schlitz, so you just know it had to be good, right? Don't let that Schlitz sponsorship scare
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The La Jolla Fashion Film Festival and the rest of this week's movies - San Diego CityBEAT
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The Talk of the Town: Cary Grant is an escaped prisoner competing with law professor Ronald Colman for the affection of schoolteacher Jean Arthur. Screens at 8:30 pm Thursday and Friday, July 28 and 29, at Cinema Under the Stars in Mission Hills
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Camping, surfing along California's Pacific Coast Highway - The Seattle Times
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The Malibu Beach Motion Picture Colony, once home to Ronald Colman, Bing Crosby and Gary Cooper, put Malibu on the map when it broke ground in 1926. Duke Kahanamoku was friends with Colman and surfed Malibu Point with Tom Blake and others
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Lucille Ball, Marlon Brando, Bette Davis, James Stewart Among Stars Celebrated ... - TVbytheNumbers
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2), Ronald Colman (Aug. 4), Charles Laughton (Aug. 7), Orson Welles (Aug. 8), Ann Dvorak (Aug. 9), Ben Johnson (Aug. 11), Ralph Bellamy (Aug. 14), Lon Chaney (Aug. 15), Joanne Woodward (Aug. 16), Jean Gabin (Aug. 18), Conrad Veidt (Aug
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Vivien Leigh, Ronald Colman, Kathryn Grayson, Arab Magicians on TCM: Arabs in ... - Alt Film Guide (blog)
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Ronald Colman is always fun to watch, but I couldn't help but find him miscast as an "Arabian" King of Beggars. Strange, as he was flawless as the King of Vagabonds in If I Were King. Marlene Dietrich is all but wasted in what amounts to a supporting
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Ginger Rogers en el recuerdo - ElLitoral.com
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Actuó con consagrados como Ray Milland, Ronald Colman, Cary Grant, Joseph Cotten, Van Johnson. Pero su momento había pasado. La magia se había desvanecido. En 1980 estuvo en Argentina en un espectáculo en vivo, donde demostró que sus habilidades
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Invasión británica - Diario El País
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Lo saben quienes recuerdan la dominante presencia en Hollywood de Ronald Colman, Herbert Marshall, Merle Oberon o Charles Laughton. En 1939, un tema absolutamente norteamericano como Lo que el viento se llevó tenía cuatro estrellas en papeles de
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Estampas y recuerdos de Alzira (121) Recuerdos de cine - Diario digital de Alzira
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Ronald Colman, Chales Laugthon, Douglas Fairbanks, Carlos Gardel y la familia Barrymore, eran los artistas del momento de las películas que se proyectaban en la pantalla del Cervantes. En 1936, al llegar la guerra civil, el local fue incautado por el
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Ronald Colman
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1958
    Age 67
    Ronald Colman died on 19 May 1958, aged 67, from acute emphysema in Santa Barbara, California, and was interred in the Santa Barbara Cemetery.
    More Details Hide Details He had a daughter, Juliet Benita Colman (born 1944), by his second wife Benita Hume. Colman was nominated three times for the Academy Award for Best Actor. At the 3rd Academy Awards ceremony he received a single nomination for his work in two films; Bulldog Drummond (1929) and Condemned (1929). He was nominated again for Random Harvest (1942), before winning for A Double Life (1947), where he played the role of Anthony John, an actor playing Othello who comes to identify with the character. He also won the Golden Globe award for Best Actor in 1947 for his role in A Double Life. In 2002, Colman's Oscar statuette was sold at auction by Christie's for US$174,500. Colman is a recipient of the George Eastman Award, given by George Eastman House for distinguished contribution to the art of film.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1948
    Age 57
    Of note was his narration and portrayal of Scrooge in a 1948 production of "A Christmas Carol".
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    He won the Best Actor Oscar in 1948 for A Double Life.
    More Details Hide Details At the time of his death, Colman was contracted by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer for the lead role in Village of the Damned. However, Colman died and the film became a British production starring George Sanders, who had married Colman's widow, Benita Hume. Ronald Colman has been mentioned in many novels, but he is specifically mentioned in Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man because of his charming, well-known voice. The main character of this novel says that he wishes he could have a voice like Ronald Colman's because it is charming and he relates the voice to a voice of a gentleman or a man from Esquire magazine. Ronald Colman was indeed very well known for his voice. Encyclopædia Britannica says that Colman had a "resonant, mellifluous speaking voice with a unique, pleasing timbre". Along with his charming voice, Colman had a very confident performing manner that helped make him a major star of sound films.
  • 1947
    Age 56
    Colman was also the host and occasional star of Favorite Story, which ran on NBC from 13 September 1947 to 1949.
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  • 1945
    Age 54
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Their comedy work as Benny's perpetually exasperated next-door neighbours led to their own radio comedy The Halls of Ivy from 1950 to 1952, created by Fibber McGee & Molly mastermind Don Quinn, on which the Colmans played the literate, charming president of a middle American college and his former-actress wife. Listeners were surprised to discover that the episode of 24 January 1951, "The Goya Bequest"—a story examining the bequest of a Goya painting that was suspected of being a fraud hyped by its late owner to avoid paying customs duties when bringing it to the United States—was written by Colman himself, who poked fun at his accomplishment while taking a rare turn giving the evening's credits at the show's conclusion. The Halls of Ivy ran on NBC radio from 1950 to 1952, then moved to CBS television for the 1954-55 season.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1930
    Age 39
    He thereafter appeared in a number of notable films: Raffles in 1930, The Masquerader in 1933, Clive of India and 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 Random Harvest and The Talk of the Town in 1942.
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    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.
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  • 1922
    Age 31
    In September 1922 he had great success as Alain Sergyll at the Empire Theatre (New York City) in La Tendresse. Ronald Colman had first appeared in films in Britain in 1917 and 1919 for director 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 Tendresse, Director Henry King saw him, and engaged him as the leading man in the 1923 film, The White Sister, opposite Lillian Gish, and he was an immediate success.
    More Details Hide Details Thereafter Colman virtually abandoned the stage for film. He became a very popular silent film star in both romantic and adventure films, among them The Dark Angel (1925), Stella Dallas (1926), Beau Geste (1927) and The Winning of Barbara Worth (1926). His dark hair and eyes and his athletic and riding ability (he did most of his own stunts until late in his career) led reviewers to describe him as a "Valentino type". He was often cast in similar, exotic roles. Towards the end of the silent era, Colman was teamed with Hungarian actress Vilma Bánky under Samuel Goldwyn and the two were a popular film team rivalling Greta Garbo and John Gilbert. Although he was a huge success in silent films, he was unable to capitalise on one of his chief assets until the advent of the talking picture, "his beautifully modulated and cultured voice." also described as "a bewitching, finely-modulated, resonant voice." Colman was often viewed as a suave English gentleman, whose voice embodied chivalry and mirrored the image of a "Stereotypical English gentleman." Commenting on Colman's appeal, English film critic David Shipman stated that Colman was "'the dream lover - calm, dignified, trustworthy. Although he was a lithe figure in adventure stories, his glamour - which was genuine - came from his respectability; he was an aristocratic figure without being aloof.'"
  • TWENTIES
  • 1921
    Age 30
    With George Arliss at the 39th Street Theatre in August 1921 he appeared as Charles in The Nightcap.
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    At the Booth Theatre in New York in January 1921 he played the Temple Priest in William Archer's play The Green Goddess.
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  • 1920
    Age 29
    In 1920, Colman went to America and toured with Robert Warwick in The Dauntless Three, and subsequently toured with Fay Bainter in East is West.
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  • 1918
    Age 27
    During 1918, he toured as David Goldsmith in The Bubble.
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    At the Ambassadors Theatre in February 1918 he played George Lubin in The Little Brother.
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  • 1916
    Age 25
    Ronald Colman had sufficiently recovered from wartime injuries to appear at the London Coliseum on 19 June 1916, as Rahmat Sheikh in The Maharani of Arakan, with Lena Ashwell; at the Playhouse in December that year as Stephen Weatherbee in the Charles Goddard/Paul Dickey play The Misleading Lady; at the Court Theatre in March 1917 as Webber in Partnership.
    More Details Hide Details At the same theatre the following year he appeared in Eugène Brieux's Damaged Goods.
  • 1915
    Age 24
    As a consequence, he was invalided out of the British Army in 1915.
    More Details Hide Details His fellow Hollywood actors Claude Rains, Herbert Marshall, Cedric Hardwicke and Basil Rathbone all saw service with the London Scottish in the war.
  • 1914
    Age 23
    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.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1909
    Age 18
    While working as a clerk at the British Steamship Company in the City of London, he joined the London Scottish Regiment in 1909 as a Territorial Army soldier, and on being mobilised on the outbreak of the First World War, crossed the English Channel to France in September 1914 to take part in the fighting on the Western Front.
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  • 1908
    Age 17
    He became a well-known amateur actor and was a member of the West Middlesex Dramatic Society in 1908–09.
    More Details Hide Details He made his first appearance on the professional stage in 1914.
  • 1907
    Age 16
    He intended to study engineering at Cambridge, but his father's sudden death from pneumonia in 1907 made it financially impossible.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1891
    Age 0
    Born on February 9, 1891.
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