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|Also Known As:||Died:||February 5, 1946|
|Born:||April 10, 1868||Cause of Death:||bronchial ailment|
|Birth Place:||London, England, GB||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Began with the Elephant and Castle theater; reportedly on stage for almost a year before given a line to speak; first part in "Vidocq"
First West End appearance (bit), "Across Her Path"
First starring role on London stage opposite Mrs. Patrick Campbell in "Mr & Mrs Daventry"
Successful Broadway debut opposite Campbell in Shaw's "The Second Mrs. Tanqueray"
First created most famous role, "Disraeli" (date approximate)
First major film role, recreating stage role in "The Devil"
Triumphant return to London stage in "The Green Goddess" after 22 years in America (date approximate)
Became first president of the Episcopal Actors Guild in New York; held position for 15 years
Returned to American stage
Last formal stage appearance, "What Shall It Profit?" (Which he co-wrote)
Returned to film after six years to make talkie debut in title role of "Disraeli" (which he had filmed previously in 1921)
Last film, "Dr. Syn", made in England
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