Author, Playwright, Filmmaker
George Arliss (10 April 1868 – 5 February 1946) was an English actor, author, playwright and filmmaker who found success in the United States. He was the first British actor to win an Academy Award, as well as being the earliest-born actor to win an Academy Award. Wikipedia
Age: 77 (age at death)
Born: 10th April, 1868, London, England, UK
Died: 5th February, 1946, London, England, UK
Height: Height Unknown
Claim to Fame: Disraeli
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The talking picture is like a dress rehearsal in the theatre. It never gets those moments of inspiration when an audience lifts an actor out of himself. So I say that no player in pictures can ever be seen at his best.
[from his autobiography] Harry M. Warner told me that when he decided to do Disraeli (1929) he did not expect it to pay but he was using me as an expensive bait to hook people into the cinema who had never gone before.
Discovered and promoted Bette Davis.
Often erroneously listed as father of Leslie Arliss. In truth he had no children.