Sir Christopher Lee

Sir Christopher Lee

Birth
Belgravia, City of Westminster, Greater London, England
Death 7 Jun 2015 (aged 93)
Chelsea, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Greater London, England
Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered, Specifically: Surrey Hills in England
Memorial ID 147708449 · View Source
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Actor. During a lengthy and distinguished film career, with a wide range of roles to his credit, he will perhaps be best remembered for his work in the Horror genre and his association with Hammer Films, where he was often paired with Peter Cushing. Notably as 'Count Dracula'. Additionally, he shared the screen with such horror legends as Boris Karloff and Vincent Price. Born Christopher Frank Carandini Lee, his father was a military figure, his mother was of Italian descent, he was educated at Wellington College and served with the Royal Air Force during World War II. Lee launched his film career with "Corridor of Mirrors" (1948) and played the monster in Hammer's "The Curse of Frankenstein" (1957). This was followed with "Horror of Dracula" (1958) and "The Mummy" (1959). During the 1960s, he played the lead role in the 'Fu Manchu' film series. He continued his greatly sought after movie career during the 1970s, as he co-starred in "The Wicker Man" (1973) and played the 'James Bond' villain 'Scaramanga' in the picture "The Man with the Golden Gun" (1974). In later years, he became associated with the "Lord of the Rings", "Star Wars" and "The Hobbit" franchises and remained highly active within the industry until his death. He died from a heart attack and respiratory failure.

Bio by: C.S.


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Mike & Nancy Ridgdill
  • Added: 11 Jun 2015
  • Find a Grave Memorial 147708449
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sir Christopher Lee (27 May 1922–7 Jun 2015), Find a Grave Memorial no. 147708449, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes scattered, who reports a Surrey Hills in England.