Halliwell Hobbes

Halliwell Hobbes

Birth
Stratford-upon-Avon, Stratford-on-Avon District, Warwickshire, England
Death 20 Feb 1962 (aged 84)
Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Unmarked, ashes scattered in the Rose Garden
Memorial ID 11730381 · View Source
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Actor. He played English types, from aristocrats to butlers, in over 100 films, including "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" (1932), "Lady for a Day" (1933), "Captain Blood" (1935), "The Story of Louis Pasteur" (1935), "The Prince and the Pauper" (1937), "A Christmas Carol" (1938), "You Can't Take It With You" (1938), "The Sea Hawk" (1941), "To Be or Not to Be" (1942), "Gaslight" (1944), "Mr. Skeffington" (1944), and "Miracle in the Rain" (1956). Herbert Halliwell Hobbes liked to say he was destined for acting because he hailed from the birthplace of William Shakespeare, Stratford-On-Avon, England. In fact he first made his name on the London stage in Shakespearean roles. He settled in the United States in 1923 and came to Hollywood at the dawn of the talkie era, becoming one of those ubiquitous character players whose face is familiar but whose name draws a blank. Hobbes' gaunt features weren't entirely what nature intended: he had several teeth pulled to increase the hollowness of his cheeks. He worked steadily until his death at 84.

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  • Originally Created by: Bobb Edwards
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  • Find A Grave Memorial 11730381
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Halliwell Hobbes (16 Nov 1877–20 Feb 1962), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11730381, citing Chapel Of The Pines Crematory, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .