|Also Known As: ||
||January 14, 1977
||September 28, 1916
||Cause of Death:
||massive heart attack
||London, England, GB
RATE AND COMMENT
After parents divorce lived with grandmother in Paris and India until age 10 then moved to Australia
Worked as a waiter and apprentice on a sheep farm
Joined a variety act as a stooge to the comedian; toured Australia and performed in tent shows
Stage acting debut touring New South Wales in "While Parents Sleep"
First Australian film as actor, "Magic Shoes" (unreleased)
First released Australian film as actor, "Dad and Dave Come to Town"
Served with Australian First Army in anti-aircraft battalion in Middle East during WWII
Formed own traveling theater company, the Mercury (after Orson Welles's company) which performed the classics in little theaters and factories at lunch time; Laurence Olivier visited company while touring Australia with the Old Vic in 1947
First film credit as assistant director and casting director, "Eureka Stockade"
British film acting debut, "Train of Events" ("The Actor" episode)
Joined Old Vic in London; under contract to Laurence Olivier (date approximate)
London stage debut opposite Edith Evans in "Daphne Laureola"
Debut as film director, writer and producer of short, "Antonito"
Collapsed in the Beverly Hills Hotel lobby while waiting to appear on "Good Morning America" to promote "Network"