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Also Known As: Died: April 25, 1995
Born: January 16, 1907 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Strathroy, Ontario, CA Profession: actor, screenwriter, author, playwright

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Canadian actor Alexander Knox moved to England as a young man, where he distinguished himself as a stage actor in the 1930s, also appearing in film productions there throughout the decade. After a few supporting performances in British comedies and mysteries and a bit part in the adventure classic "The Four Feathers," he made the jump to Hollywood, where he landed a sizable role in "The Sea Wolf," an adaptation of the often-filmed Jack London novel of the same name, in which Knox acted alongside screen legend Edward G. Robinson. Three years later, Knox was chosen to portray the titular president in the biopic "Wilson," which is the role heâ¿¿s best remembered for. Though the film itself was a financial disaster, Knoxâ¿¿s Academy Award-nominated depiction of Woodrow Wilson earned him high praises. Now a reputable Hollywood player, Knox continued to take starring parts in a disparate series of films, working with such leading lights as Humphrey Bogart, Rosalind Russell and Irene Dunne --until he was blacklisted from the American film industry in the â¿¿50s. Undeterred, Knox opted to continue his career in England, later to return to the U.S. for memorable supporting turns in films such as 1958â¿¿s...

Canadian actor Alexander Knox moved to England as a young man, where he distinguished himself as a stage actor in the 1930s, also appearing in film productions there throughout the decade. After a few supporting performances in British comedies and mysteries and a bit part in the adventure classic "The Four Feathers," he made the jump to Hollywood, where he landed a sizable role in "The Sea Wolf," an adaptation of the often-filmed Jack London novel of the same name, in which Knox acted alongside screen legend Edward G. Robinson. Three years later, Knox was chosen to portray the titular president in the biopic "Wilson," which is the role heâ¿¿s best remembered for. Though the film itself was a financial disaster, Knoxâ¿¿s Academy Award-nominated depiction of Woodrow Wilson earned him high praises. Now a reputable Hollywood player, Knox continued to take starring parts in a disparate series of films, working with such leading lights as Humphrey Bogart, Rosalind Russell and Irene Dunne --until he was blacklisted from the American film industry in the â¿¿50s. Undeterred, Knox opted to continue his career in England, later to return to the U.S. for memorable supporting turns in films such as 1958â¿¿s costume adventure "The Vikings" and the 1962 war epic "The Longest Day." Later, in 1966, he appeared in the U.K. historical drama "Khartoum." He continued to act in films and TV series until bowing out of the limelight in the mid-80s.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Joshua Then and Now (1985) Senator Hornby
2.
 Gorky Park (1983) General
3.
 Cry of the Innocent (1980) Thornton Donegan
4.
 Chosen, The (1978)
5.
 Holocaust 2000 (1978) Meyer
6.
 Truman at Potsdam (1976) Secretary Of War Stimson
7.
 Puppet on a Chain (1971) Colonel Degraaf
8.
 Nicholas and Alexandra (1971) The American ambassador [Root]
9.
 Skullduggery (1970) Buffington
10.
 Fraulein Doktor (1969) General Peronne
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Education

University of Western Ontario: London , Ontario -

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wife:
Doris Nolan. Actor. Married 1943 until his death; born 1916.

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"Bride of Quietness"
"Night of the White Bear"
"The Enemy I Kill"
"Raider's Moon"
"The Kidnapped Surgeon"
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