Ray Milland

Actor, director Ray Milland

Ray Milland was a Welsh actor and director. His screen career ran from 1929 to 1985, and he is best remembered for his Academy Award–winning portrayal of an alcoholic writer in The Lost Weekend (1945), a sophisticated leading man opposite a corrupt John Wayne in Reap the Wild Wind (1942), the murder-plotting husband in Dial M for Murder (1954), and as Oliver Barrett III in Love Story (1970).
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Hollywood star Ray had close links with capital - WalesOnline
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IN my book Memory Lane Cardiff there is a picture of Hollywood film star Ray Milland which was taken on Remembrance Sunday (November 11, 1946) when on a visit to Cardiff he had laid a wreath at the Welsh National War
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The Top 10 Apocalypse Movies - Big Hollywood
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Ray Milland is the father – it's somewhat jarring to see a guy as the hero who looks like a regular adult instead of the kind of manscaped, metrosexual TV man-children we usually see on-screen today. This one actually should be remade (watch it and
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Boxing's Best, Worst and Most Ugly So Far in 2011 - Bleacher Report
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Moments like these transcended the simple confines of the ring and touched something so deep and profound in us we could never properly explain it: one word would be too many and a thousand not enough (a paraphrase of Ray Milland's hopeless alcoholic
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Movies that scare director Guillermo del Toro - USA Today
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Plot: A brother (Ray Milland, second from left) and sister (Ruth Hussey, right) realize why they got such a bargain on a beautiful seaside mansion in England after they begin to experience strange sights and sounds inside their new home
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Height of Hitchcock - Calcutta Telegraph
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The stars: Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings. The genius: The famous murder attempt scene is built up brilliantly as Tony's watch is stuck at 11 and he realises that he needs to call home immediately as a cue to the killer
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Wilmington on DVDs. Pick of the Week: Classics. Leaving Las Vegas, And Now Miguel - Movie City News
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... as Albert Finney in Under the Volcano, almost as shatteringly funny, euphoric and sadistic as Jason Robards in Long Day's Journey into Night, and a bit better than that other Hollywood drunk Oscar-winner, urbane Ray Milland in The Lost Weekend
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Eco-horror cheesefest Frogs has the most misleading title ever - io9
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Primary antagonist Jason Crockett, played by the iconic Ray Milland, declares, "I still believe man is the master of the world." In other words: poison everything. To which Smith knowingly replies, "What if nature were trying to get back at us?
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A murderous publisher's corporate noir - Columbia Journalism Review
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Stroud, played by Ray Milland, who two years before won an Oscar for his role in The Lost Weekend, is forced out of his editor's suite into the streets. He legs around town, chatting up a doorman and offering cash to cabbies and a slightly batty oil
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Free film screenings in the Hartford area, July 21-27, 2011 - Hartford Courant
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The Big Clock — Ray Milland stars in this 1948 noir. Thursday, 2 pm, Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Drive. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid — Paul Newman and Robert Redford star in this 1969 old West movie. Tuesday, 6 pm, Rockville Public Library,
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Movies on TV, Today & Tonight - Regina Leader-Post
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(165) 3 Dial M for Murder Ray Milland. A money-hungry man's plot to kill his wife goes awry. (1 hr.50 mins.) (102) 3 The Tillman Story Narrated by Josh Brolin. The government turns a soldier's death into propaganda. (1 hr.40 mins
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Dorset dials up an excellent 'Murder' - Bennington Banner
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Often, the play is recognized for Alfred Hitchcock's classic 1954 silver screen adaptation starring Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, and Robert Cumming. The setting is 1952 London in the Maida Vale flat of Margot (Janie Brookshire) and retired tennis star
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Trash Palace presents SURVIVAL RUN - total trash! - blogTO (blog)
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First up, it's Ray Milland, master Hollywood thespian whose career slowly descended into a wonderful portfolio of strange and bizarre oddities like Frogs and The Thing with Two Heads (both screened here at the Trash Palace!)
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Talkback: Is Grace Kelly a Justified Screen Legend? - Movieline
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In Dial M, Kelly thwarted her own murder and fought for justice against the haunting Ray Milland. In To Catch a Thief, she traded barbs with Cary Grant and proved privy to his cat burglar past. And in Rear Window, she forced herself in front of the
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Mark Hinson: What would have happened if the Lizard King had lived? - Tallahassee Democrat (blog)
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1993: During The Doors' induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Morrison repeatedly refers to keyboardist Ray Manzarek as Ray Milland. When all the original Doors reunite to perform "Light My Fire," Morrison shocks fans by inviting Jose
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    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 1986
    Age 79
    Milland died of lung cancer in Torrance, California, on 10 March 1986, aged 79.
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  • 1971
    Age 64
    He appeared in two episodes of Columbo (once as the murderer), in 1971 and 1972, and guest starred as Sire Uri in the pilot episode of the original Battlestar Galactica television series.
  • 1968
    Age 61
    The play ran from February until July of that year, and in 1968 he reprised his role of Simon Crawford, Q.C. in a film of the same title, which he also directed.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1966
    Age 59
    In 1966 Milland took the lead in the Broadway play Hostile Witness directed by Reginald Denham.
  • FORTIES
  • 1955
    Age 48
    After leaving Paramount Milland concentrated on directing. His first, a 1955 Western entitled A Man Alone centered around the aftermath of a stagecoach robbery.
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  • 1954
    Age 47
    In 1954, he starred opposite Grace Kelly and Robert Cummings in Alfred Hitchcock's only 3D movie, Dial M for Murder.
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  • 1951
    Age 44
    In 1951, he gave a strong performance in Close to My Heart, starring with Gene Tierney as a couple trying to adopt a child.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1945
    Age 38
    The pinnacle of Milland's career and acknowledgment of his serious dramatic abilities came in 1945 when he starred in The Lost Weekend.
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  • 1944
    Age 37
    In 1944 he appeared in the supernatural film The Uninvited and the Fritz Lang film noir production Ministry of Fear.
  • 1943
    Age 36
    1943 saw Milland appear in the all-star musical Star Spangled Rhythm, in which he appeared as himself singing "If Men Played Cards as Women Do" alongside Fred MacMurray, Franchot Tone and Lynne Overman.
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  • 1941
    Age 34
    As the Second World War continued, Milland found himself now appearing in more action orientated pictures. He starred as a wannabe pilot in 1941's I Wanted Wings with Brian Donlevy and William Holden.
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  • 1940
    Age 33
    In 1940 Milland appeared in a selection of romantic comedies and dramas alongside some of the leading ladies of the time, including Irene opposite Anna Neagle, Arise, My Love with Claudette Colbert and Untamed with Patricia Morison.
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  • 1939
    Age 32
    According to Milland, 1939 also resulted in a second injury to his left hand.
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    Milland completed 1939 with an appearance as John Geste in Beau Geste alongside Gary Cooper and Robert Preston and Everything Happens at Night (1939) with Sonja Henie for 20th Century Fox.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1936
    Age 29
    By the end of 1936, Milland was being considered for leading roles, and Paramount rewrote his contract, resulting in the tripling of his salary.
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  • 1933
    Age 26
    Then, in 1933, Roosevelt's reforms to the American banking sector led to a temporary weakness in the dollar allowing Milland to afford a return to the United States.
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  • 1932
    Age 25
    Milland was married to Muriel Frances Weber, from 1932 until his death in 1986.
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    Within eight months of first meeting, the two were married on 30 September 1932 at the Riverside Mission Inn.
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  • 1930
    Age 23
    Despite this setback, the studio executives talked Milland into staying in Hollywood and in 1930 he appeared in his first US film Passion Flower.
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    In between stage work, Milland was approached by MGM vice-president Robert Rubin, who had seen the film The Flying Scotsman. MGM offered Milland a nine-month contract, based in Hollywood, and he accepted, leaving the United Kingdom in August 1930.
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  • 1928
    Age 21
    Brody queried Milland's commitment to an army career, which led to Milland buying himself out of the forces in 1928 in the hope of becoming an actor.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1907
    Age 0
    Milland was born Alfred Reginald Jones (not Reginald Alfred John Truscott-Jones as has often been stated). His birth was registered between January and March of 1907, in Neath, Glamorgan, Wales, though some sources still state 1905 as his birth year.
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