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Charles Laughton

Actor Charles Laughton

Profession: Actor


Biography: The Private Life O. Henry the VII (1933), Mutiny on the Bounty (1936) and Witness for the Prosecution (1958).

Born: July 1, 1899
Birthplace: Scarborough, England, United Kingdom

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Cancer

Died: December 15, 1962 (aged 63)
Cause of Death: Kidney cancer

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Historical Events

  • 1934-03-16 6th Academy Awards: "Cavalcade" and its director Frank Lloyd, Charles Laughton (The Private Life of Henry VIII), and Katharine Hepburn (Morning Glory) win; host Will Rogers announces "Come and get it, Frank" and Frank Capra gets up
  • 1935-11-08 "Mutiny on the Bounty" directed by Frank Lloyd and starring Charles Laughton and Clark Gable premieres in New York (Best Production/Picture 1936)
  • 1954-01-20 Herman Wouk's stage drama "The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial", adpated from his novel "The Caine Mutiny", starring Henry Fonda, and directed by Charles Laughton, premieres at the Plymouth Theatre, NYC; runs for 415 performances

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