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Cedric Hardwicke
Birth: Feb. 19, 1893
Bridgnorth
Shropshire Unitary Authority
Shropshire, England
Death: Aug. 6, 1964
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Actor. He was one of the greatest character actors of stage and early film with a fifty-year career. Following in his father's footsteps, he had planned to become a physician, but after not passing medical school entrance exams, he entered the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and was on the stage in London by 1912. His successful acting career halted with the out-break of World War I; he served in the British Army from 1914 to 1921 in France as an officer in the Judge Advocate's branch, and was one of the last British officers to leave France. In January 1922, he resumed his acting career appearing in London's top theaters. He made such an impression with his audience that at the age of 41, he was the youngest actor to be knighted and held that honor until Lawrence Olivier in 1947. For the Broadway production of the 1960 "A Majority of One", he was nominated for a Tony Award. He was elected to the 1936 Rede Lecturer to Cambridge University. In the late 1930's he relocated to the United States to made New York City his home, but over the years, he traveled between each location for various assignments. His first film, "Nelson," was made in England in 1926 as a silent film. Soon after, he was in Hollywood making films. He had a singing part with Bing Crosby in the 1949 film, "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court"; as Pharah Seti I in the successful 1956 film "The Ten Commandments"; and as the Bishop in the 1935 "Les MisÚrables". His last TV performance was an episode of "Outer Limits" that aired May 4, 1964, "The Forms of Things Unknown"; Sir Cedric Webster Hardwicke died three months later of COPD. The film "Pumkin Eater" was released in November 1964 after his death. He is credited with over 110 film roles including his two silent films and TV episodes, dozens of stage performances, 25 guest appearances as himself on TV shows, along with being a director twice and a producer once. (bio by: Linda Davis) 
 
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  Helena Pickard Rothbarth (1900 - 1959)*
 
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Cause of death: Lung ailment
 
Burial:
Golders Green Crematorium
Golders Green
London Borough of Barnet
Greater London, England
 
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Record added: May 09, 2002
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- Clarence J. DILLION
 Added: Aug. 6, 2017

- Cindy
 Added: Aug. 6, 2017
Remembering you on the anniversary of your passing. May you rest in peace and may God richly bless you.
- Jeffrey Maksymowski
 Added: Aug. 6, 2017
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