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George Arliss

Actor George Arliss

Full Name: Augustus George Andrews
Profession: Actor


Biography: The first British actor to win an Academy Award with his role as 'Benjamin Disraeli' in "Disraeli" (1929).

Arliss is also famous for his roles as 'Raja of Rukh' in "The Green Goddess" (1930) and 'The Duke of Wellington' in "The Iron Duke" (1934).

Born: April 10, 1868
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Star Sign: Aries

Died: February 5, 1946 (aged 77)
Cause of Death: Bronchitis

Historical Events

  • 1930-11-05 3rd Academy Awards: "All Quiet on the Western Front", George Arliss (Disraeli) and Norma Shearer (The Divorcee) win

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