Full Name: Peter Cushing
Why Famous: English actor known for his many appearances in Hammer Films, in which he played, among others, Baron Frankenstein, Sherlock Holmes and vampire hunter Dr. Van Helsing. Also played the Doctor in two (low budget) Dr Who films. To a younger generation he will be remembered as Grand Moff Tarkin in Star Wars IV.
- 1943-04-10 Actor Peter Cushing (29) weds actress Violet Helene Beck in London, England