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Ernest Torrence
Birth: Jun. 26, 1878
Death: May 15, 1933

Actor. An opera singer in his native Scotland, he switched to drama after coming to the U.S. and made his film debut in 1919. Torrence became a much sought-after character player after his role as the villain in "Tol'able David" (1921). He held his own against Lon Chaney in "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" (1923), played convincing hayseeds in "The Covered Wagon" (1923) and "Mantrap" (1926), and was an ideal 'Captain Hook' in "Peter Pan" (1925). Walt Disney used Torrance as the model for Hook in his own 1953 animated version of Peter Pan. Torrence survived the transition to talkies thanks to a resonant bass-baritone voice, despite a Scottish accent that limited his roles. His last film was "I Cover the Waterfront" (1933). He died in New York City, from a hospital infection following an operation to remove gallstones. (bio by: Bobb Edwards) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Elsie Reamer Bedbrook Torrence (1881 - 1964)*
 
 Children:
  Ernest Ian Torrence (1907 - 1966)*
 
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Burial:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale)
Glendale
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Great Mausoleum, Columbarium of Prayer
 
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Record added: Feb 13, 2001
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