|Also Known As: ||
||July 29, 1941
||April 14, 1889
||Cause of Death:
||Selby, England, GB
RATE AND COMMENT
Began career working on stage
Film acting debut in Britain
Hired by Warner Bros. as a contract player
Earliest US film credits include "White Banners" and "When Were You Born?"
Earliest romantic lead in Hollywood, "King of the Underworld," opposite Kay Francis and Humphrey Bogart
Played his best-remembered role, that of attorney Howard Joyce, in the melodrama, "The Letter"; received Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actor
Starred as the detective in "Calling Philo Vance"
Played first and last leading role in Hollywood, "Shining Victory"; received top billing alongside Geraldine Fitzgerald
Last film, "International Squadron"