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Ronald Charles Colman
Birth: Feb. 9, 1891
Richmond
London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
Greater London, England
Death: May 19, 1958
Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara County
California, USA

Actor. He was reported to be a fine scholar but was forced to leave school at age 16 when his father died. He worked as an accountant and later served in the London Scottish Regionals during the First World War and was decorated for valor in 1915. Turning to acting after the war, Colman worked on the stage in London then came to America in 1921 to work on the New York stage. He soon became a star of silent films and made a smooth transition to sound with his first talkie, the delightful "Bulldog Drummond." He remained a top box office draw throughout the 1930s and 40s and won the Best Actor Oscar for "A Double Life" in 1948. During World War II he was active with British War Relief, War Bond tours, and the Red Cross. He was married to former British actress Benita Hume from 1938 until his death. They had one daughter, Juliet. His melodious voice graced many a radio program including his own series "The Halls of Ivy" which co-starred his wife. His finest films include: "A Tale of Two Cities", "Lost Horizon", "If I Were King", "The Prisoner of Zenda", "Random Harvest" and "Champagne for Caesar." (bio by: Susan) 
 
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  Benita Hume (1906 - 1967)*
 
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Cause of death: Pneumonia
 
Burial:
Santa Barbara Cemetery
Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara County
California, USA
Plot: Ridge section, near marker #309
GPS (lat/lon): 34.41806, -119.65846
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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Ronald Charles Colman
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- Rhiannon, with Love.
 Added: Aug. 23, 2014
Thank you for your many films which bring your suaveness to the screen. RIP and shine on in heaven.
- christine fisher
 Added: Aug. 16, 2014

- Pamela Howlett
 Added: Aug. 14, 2014
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