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Peter Cushing

Peter Cushing

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Also Known As: Died: August 11, 1994
Born: May 26, 1913 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Surrey, England, GB Profession: Cast ...
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Joined Laurence Olivier's acting company at the Old Vic Theater after the war
1970:
Made first of four films opposite actor Vincent Price, "Scream and Scream Again"
1992:
Clip of Cushing as Dr. Van Helsing and Lee as Dracula from "The Horror of Dracula" used in John Landis's horror feature, "Innocent Blood"
1957:
First received top billing in the Hammer Studios film, "The Curse of Frankenstein"; film also marked the first of five films in which Cushing would play Dr. Frankenstein and was his first significant teaming with Christopher Lee
1948:
One-shot return to acting in films: made British film debut as Osric in Laurence Olivier's adaptation of "Hamlet"; film also marked first feature in which he and Christopher Lee both acted, though Cushing's Osric had no interaction with Lee's palace guard
1973:
Played Dr. Frankenstein for the fifth and last time, "Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell"
1952:
Returned to feature film acting with a supporting role in John Huston's "Moulin Rouge"
1976:
First American made-for-TV movie, "The Great Houdini", starring Paul Michael Glaser in the title role; Cushing played Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
1958:
First played the role of Dracula's nemesis, Dr. Van Helsing, opposite Christopher Lee as Count Dracula, in "The Horror of Dracula"
1941:
Last feature film for seven years, "They Dare Not Love"; begun by Whale but completed by director Charles Vidor
1978:
Played Dr. Van Helsing for the fifth and last time in "The Satanic Rites of Dracula", opposite Lee as Count Dracula
1939:
Made Hollywood debut in James Whale's version of "The Man in the Iron Mask"
1935:
Made stage acting debut with the Worthington Repertory Company in England
1986:
Last feature film, "Biggles"
1977:
Played the villain Grand Moff Tarkin in "Star Wars"

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