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|Also Known As:||Rauff De Ryther Duan Acklom||Died:||December 23, 1998|
|Born:||April 30, 1900||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Halifax, Nova Scotia, CA||Profession:||Cast ... actor novelist|
This slim, handsome boyish juvenile of the 1930s provided able support for such leading ladies as Loretta Young, Katharine Hepburn, Barbara Stanwyck and Constance Bennett. The Canadian-born Manners studied at the Theater Guild in New York in the late 1920s, and was drafted by Tiffany Productions in 1930 to make his film debut in the screen version of the bitter WWI drama "Journey's End". Directed by James Whale and starring Colin Clive (who had played in the stage version), it was a fortuitous debut. Manners made quite an impression as the idealistic young lieutenant who is forced to take his men out on a suicidal raid and is himself mortally wounded. His death scene was generally acclaimed to be a high point of the film.
David Morgan Jones ( 2006-03-06 )
Source: The Wonder Within You:From the Metaphysical Journals of David Manners, edited by David Morgan Jones.
David's novels were published in the 1940s, not the 1950s. His metaphysical work was published in the 1970s and 1980s. A posthumous work was published in 2005, "The Wonder Within You," edited by David Morgan Jones.
canadian1 ( 2007-05-22 )
Source: David Manners first published book entitled, Convenient Season.
Mr. Manners' mother's first name is not "Violet" as stated in the family section of his biography. David Manners' mother's first name is "Lilian", Lilian Manners Acklom. The reason I know this to be a fact is because I have Mr. Manners very first novel, "Convenient Season", where he dedicates the book to his mother, Lilian Acklom.
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