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Peter Cushing

Actor Peter Cushing

Profession: Actor

Nationality:
United Kingdom
British

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

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
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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