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Sir Charles Aubrey Smith

  • Birth 21 Jul 1863 London, City of London, Greater London, England
  • Death 20 Dec 1948 Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Burial Hove, Brighton and Hove Unitary Authority, East Sussex, England
  • Plot C7.2
  • Memorial ID 6625174

Actor. He began his acting career at the age of 30 on stage in England and later on Broadway. He spent his childhood in Sussex and he was member of England's National Cricket Team. In Hollywood he was the captain of the Hollywood Cricket Club. He appeared in over 100 films. Tall and with a characteristic moustache, he was the perfect gentlemen and often he played english military officers. Among his films: "Tarzan of the apes" (1932), "Queen Christina" (1933) with Greta Garbo, "Morning glory" (1933) with Katharine Hepburn, "The lives of a bengal lancer" (1935), "Littel Lord Fauntleroy" (1936) with Freddie Bartholomew, "Rebecca" (1940) and his last film "Little Women" (1948) released after his death. He was knighted in 1944. He died from pneumonia in Beverly Hills. He was cremated and nine months after, his ashes returned to England for interment in his mother's grave in St. Leonard's Church (Aldrington, Hove), East Sussex.

Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
  • Added: 21 Jul 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6625174
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sir Charles Aubrey Smith (21 Jul 1863–20 Dec 1948), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6625174, citing St Leonard Churchyard, Hove, Brighton and Hove Unitary Authority, East Sussex, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .