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Thorley Walters

Thorley Walters

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Also Known As: Died: July 6, 1991
Born: May 12, 1913 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Devonshire, England, GB Profession: Cast ...
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1933:
Debuted with a walk-on in an Old Vic production of Shaw's "The Admirable Bashville"; remained with the Old Vic for two years
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Played King Lear after touring with the Sir Philip Ben Greets Company
1934:
Feature film debut in "Once in a New Moon"
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Appeared in West End musicals and revues (dates approximate)
1945:
Established himself as a character comedian in "Under the Counter" which starred Jack Hulbert and Cicely Courtneidge and had a 665-performance run in London
1947:
Debuted on Broadway in the same part
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Toured Australia and New Zealand in the same part
1950:
Played the lead in the musical "Gay's the Word"
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Played supporting roles in many British comedies beginning in the mid-1950s, most notably in films produced by the Boulting brothers and the Launder-Gilliat team
1956:
Appeared in "Who Done It?" Directed by Basil Dearden and starring Benny Hill
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Played supporting roles in many English horror/fantasy films in the 1960s
1965:
Appeared in "Rotten to the Core", a Boulting brothers comedy
1966:
Featured in "The Wrong Box", the popular comedy directed by Bryan Forbes
1970:
Appeared in "Trog", Joan Crawford's last film
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Worked extensively in British TV in the 1970s and 1980s, most notably in several "Masterpiece Theatre" series

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