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Also Known As: Spike Milland, Reginald Mullane, Raymond Milland, Reginald Alfred Truscott-Jones, R. A. Milland, R. Milland, Raymond Milland Died: March 10, 1986
Born: January 3, 1905 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: United Kingdom Profession: actor, steeplechase rider, pro bridge player, Royal Family guard

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Former jockey turned romantic leading man of the 1930s, predominantly in light comedies and occasional mysteries. Milland proved his serious dramatic abilities with an Oscar-winning role as an alcoholic writer in Billy Wilder's "The Lost Weekend" (1945), but failed to match his success in later years. He concentrated on directing for TV and film in the 1960s and returned as a character actor in the 70s, notably in "Love Story" (1970).

Former jockey turned romantic leading man of the 1930s, predominantly in light comedies and occasional mysteries. Milland proved his serious dramatic abilities with an Oscar-winning role as an alcoholic writer in Billy Wilder's "The Lost Weekend" (1945), but failed to match his success in later years. He concentrated on directing for TV and film in the 1960s and returned as a character actor in the 70s, notably in "Love Story" (1970).

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Hostile Witness (1968) Director
2.
  Panic in Year Zero! (1962) Director
3.
  The Safecracker (1958) Director
4.
  Lisbon (1956) Director
5.
  A Man Alone (1955) Director

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Thrill of Genius, The (1986) Himself
2.
 Sea Serpent, The (1984) Professor Timothy Wallace
3.
 Starflight One (1983) Q T Thornwell
4.
 Cave-In! (1983) Professor Soames
5.
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 Our Family Business (1981) Tony
7.
 Survival Run (1980)
8.
 The Attic (1979)
9.
 Game For Vultures (1979) Colonel Brettle
10.
 Darker Side Of Terror (1979) Professor Meredith
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wife:
Muriel Weber. Showgirl. Married in 1932 until his deathe.

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son:
Daniel Milland. Died in 1981.
daughter:
Victoria Milland. Survived him.

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"Wide-Eyed in Babylon"

Contributions

Fredmill38 ( 2007-04-06 )

Source: Imdb

Had been the first choice for the film, "Trading Places" starring Eddie Murphy and Dan Ackroyd, but his declining health prevented him from playing the role. The part went to Don Ameche.

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