Peter Cushing

Actor Peter Cushing Full Name: Peter Cushing

United Kingdom

Profession: Actor
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.

Born: May 26, 1913
Birthplace: Kenley, Surrey, England
Star Sign: Gemini

Died: August 11, 1994 (aged 81)
Cause of Death: Cancer

Married Life

  • 1943-04-10 Actor Peter Cushing (29) weds actress Violet Helene Beck in London, England

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