|Birth: ||Jun. 7, 1920|
Buenos Aires, Argentina
|Death: ||Dec. 10, 1989|
Los Angeles County
Robin Hughes was a Welsh film, stage and television actor; born in 1920 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, his father was the head of the British Royal Wheat Commission, and the family moved from country to country for the elder Mr. Hughes' employment.
Because of this constant travel, Robin schooled in Africa, Mozambique, South America and other places; he then joined the Royal Navy at the age of 18.
It is an interesting fact - and one that Mr. Hughes himself addressed in an episode of the 1950s' television program "One Step Beyond" - that he was supposed to be assigned to HMS Hood on the morning of 24, May 1941 when it sank under enemy attack by the German battleship the Bismarck. Robin had received officer's papers, however, the day before Hood set to sea, and was sent to officer's training instead of boarding the ship with his mates. 1415 men died in the tragedy - there were only three survivors...or, as Robin Hughes stated, "...Four."
He came to the United States in 1948 and appeared in many theatre, film and television roles; in 1958, he appeared in "Auntie Mame" opposite Rosalind Russell.
While there were movies with dubious titles such as "The Thing That Wouldn't Die", Robin worked steadily in excellent films, as well, such as "Dial M For Murder" and the beforementioned "Mame".
He is often noted in Twilight Zone trivia as the "Howling Man", from that classic episode.
Robin was also featured in the original "Perry Mason" series - Thanks for the reminder from rockymtn, on this! =)
Other television appearances of note were "Hawaiian Eye", "77 Sunset Strip" and "Thriller".
Robin Hughes died 10, December 1989 in Los Angeles, at the age of 69. He was survived by family, but I have had trouble tracking down whether or not he was married at the time of his death; there is some comment that he was survived by more than one child.
Regarding photos of Mr. Hughes, I have many, many from his various movies and television programs, but some state that copyright may either still be in place, or there is an extended copyright. Working in media, I know what this means, and so please do not take offense if I check your stills out before we post them, okay? Thank You for understanding -
A special thanks to GraveScribe for the transfer of this page.
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills)
Los Angeles County
Maintained by: Rhonda C./Friends
Originally Created by: GravesScribe
Record added: Dec 07, 2006
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