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|Also Known As:||George Augustus Andrews,Mr. George Arliss||Died:||February 5, 1946|
|Born:||April 10, 1868||Cause of Death:||bronchial ailment|
|Birth Place:||London, England, GB||Profession:||Cast ... actor author playwright clerk|
August London and New York stage performer who entered films in 1921 and specialized in playing the great historical figures--such as "Disraeli" (1921 and 1929), "Alexander Hamilton" (1931), "Voltaire" (1933), and "Cardinal Richelieu" (1935)--that had made him famous in the theater. Known as "The First Gentleman of the Screen" in the 1930s, Arliss occasionally appeared with his wife, Florence Montgomery Arliss; their son Leslie was a screenwriter and director.
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