Sir Ralph David Richardson

Sir Ralph David Richardson

Cheltenham, Cheltenham Borough, Gloucestershire, England
Death 10 Oct 1983 (aged 80)
Marylebone, City of Westminster, Greater London, England
Burial Highgate, London Borough of Camden, Greater London, England
Memorial ID 1449 · View Source
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Actor. Born in Tivoli Road, England, he was one of the most noted British stage and screen actors of the mid-20th Century. He made his London Theatre début in July 1926, toured with a stage troupe in England and Africa, through the 1920s and made his Broadway debut in 1934. He started his feature film career appearing in "The Ghoul" (1933), followed by memorable performances in "The Four Feathers" (1939), "Richard III" (1955), "Exodus" (1960), "Doctor Zhivago" (1965), "Battle of Britain" (1969) and "Dragon Slayer" (1981). He also was nominated for an Oscars for his work in "The Heiress" (1949)and "Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Load of the Apes" (1984). He served as a Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Navy during World War II and was the first of his generation of actors to receive the accolade of being Knighted in 1947. He died at age 80 in London, England.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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