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Also Known As: Clifford Hardman Brook Died: November 17, 1974
Born: June 1, 1887 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: actor, director, short storyist, reporter, insurance clerk

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Distinguished English lead with a dry, mature, stiff-upper-lip quality. Brook began his acting career on the London stage after having been invalided out of the rifle corps during WWI. He was in Hollywood from 1924 to 1934 and is probably best known to US film audiences for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes and his performance as a world-weary doctor opposite Marlene Dietrich in "Shanghai Express" (1932). He later returned to England and acted in films for another decade and made several character turns still later in life. Brook directed one of his last starring films, the splendid drawing room comedy, "On Approval" (1943).

Distinguished English lead with a dry, mature, stiff-upper-lip quality. Brook began his acting career on the London stage after having been invalided out of the rifle corps during WWI. He was in Hollywood from 1924 to 1934 and is probably best known to US film audiences for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes and his performance as a world-weary doctor opposite Marlene Dietrich in "Shanghai Express" (1932). He later returned to England and acted in films for another decade and made several character turns still later in life. Brook directed one of his last starring films, the splendid drawing room comedy, "On Approval" (1943).

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  On Approval (1944)

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 The List of Adrian Messenger (1963) Marquis of Gleneyre
2.
 On Approval (1944)
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 Convoy (1940)
5.
 Ware Case, The (1938)
6.
 Action for Slander (1938) Major George Daviot
7.
 Lonely Road, The (1936)
8.
 Love in Exile (1936)
9.
 Dressed to Thrill (1935) Bill Trent
10.
 Where Sinners Meet (1934) Latimer
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Worked in theater on an amateur basis prior to WWI
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Invalided out of rifle corps during war
1918:
Stage acting debut in touring production of "Fair and Warmer"
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Began having short stories published while acting career burgeoned
1920:
London stage debut
1920:
Film acting debut in "Trent's Last Case"
1924:
US film acting debut in "Christine of the Hungry Heart"
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Hollywood fame peaked in late silents and early talkies
1934:
Left Hollywood
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Worked fairly regularly in British films for the next decade
1943:
Sole film as director (also producer, co-writer, actor), "On Approval"
1944:
Resumed, and began concentrating on, stage career
1950:
US stage debut in "Second Threshold"
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wife:
Mildred Evelyn. Actor.

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father:
George Alfred Brook.
mother:
Charlotte Mary Brook. Opera singer.
daughter:
Faith Brook. Actor.
son:
Lyndon Brook. Playwright, actor.
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