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 Ronald Charles Colman

Ronald Charles Colman

Birth
Richmond, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, Greater London, England
Death 19 May 1958 (aged 67)
Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California, USA
Burial Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California, USA
Plot Ridge section, near marker #309
Memorial ID 214 · View Source
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Actor. He was reported to be a fine scholar but was forced to leave school at age 16 when his father died. He worked as an accountant and later served in the London Scottish Regionals during the First World War and was decorated for valor in 1915. Turning to acting after the war, Colman worked on the stage in London then came to America in 1921 to work on the New York stage. He soon became a star of silent films and made a smooth transition to sound with his first talkie, the delightful "Bulldog Drummond." He remained a top box office draw throughout the 1930s and 40s and won the Best Actor Oscar for "A Double Life" in 1948. During World War II he was active with British War Relief, War Bond tours, and the Red Cross. He was married to former British actress Benita Hume from 1938 until his death. They had one daughter, Juliet. His melodious voice graced many a radio program including his own series "The Halls of Ivy" which co-starred his wife. His finest films include: "A Tale of Two Cities", "Lost Horizon", "If I Were King", "The Prisoner of Zenda", "Random Harvest" and "Champagne for Caesar."

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Our revels now are ended.
These our actors.
As I foretold you.
Were all spirits.
And are melted into air.
Into thin air.
We are such stuff.
As dreams are made on.
And our little life.
Is rounded with a sleep.


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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 214
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ronald Charles Colman (9 Feb 1891–19 May 1958), Find A Grave Memorial no. 214, citing Santa Barbara Cemetery, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .