British actors died in 1960

Here are 10 famous actors from United Kingdom died in 1960:

George Zucco

George Zucco (January 11, 1886 Manchester-May 27, 1960 Hollywood) also known as George Desylla Zucco, One Take Zucco or George De Sylla Zucco was a British actor. He had one child, Frances Zucco.

Zucco was well known for his versatile acting style and his ability to portray complex characters with ease. He initially pursued a career in academia and taught Comparative Anatomy at the University of Manchester for several years before transitioning to acting in the 1920s. Throughout his acting career, Zucco acted in more than 120 films and television shows. He played a number of memorable roles including Professor Moriarty in "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" and the villainous Dr. Zorka in "The Phantom Creeps". In addition to his film career, Zucco was also a prolific stage actor and appeared in several successful plays in London's West End. Zucco passed away from a heart attack in 1960 and is remembered as a talented and versatile actor.

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Dennis Hoey

Dennis Hoey (March 30, 1893 London-July 25, 1960 Palm Beach) also known as Samuel David Hyams was a British actor. His child is called Michael A. Hoey.

Dennis Hoey is best known for his role as Inspector Lestrade in the Sherlock Holmes film series. He appeared in 11 movies as Lestrade, alongside actors Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce. Before his success on the big screen, Hoey worked on stage in London and on Broadway. He made his film debut in the 1930s and continued acting in movies and television until his death in 1960. In addition to his acting career, Hoey served in the British Army during World War I and was awarded the Military Cross for his service.

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Alexander Gauge

Alexander Gauge (July 29, 1914 Wenzhou-August 29, 1960 Woking) was a British actor.

He was best known for his portrayal of Friar Tuck in the popular 1950s TV series "The Adventures of Robin Hood". Gauge began his acting career in the late 1930s and appeared in several British films before landing his iconic role on the small screen. In addition to his acting work, Gauge was also a skilled stage performer, starring in numerous productions in London's West End. He was known for his deep, resonant voice, which made him a popular choice for voiceover work in films and television commercials. Sadly, Gauge passed away at the age of 46 due to a sudden heart attack. His legacy as Friar Tuck lives on in reruns of "The Adventures of Robin Hood".

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Arthur Wontner

Arthur Wontner (January 21, 1875 London-July 10, 1960 London) a.k.a. Arthur Wontner Smith was a British actor. He had three children, Hugh Wontner, Helen Mary Wontner and Hilary Wontner.

Arthur Wontner was a notable stage actor, who acted in various British productions before making his film debut in 1917. He appeared in over 60 films, however, he is best known for portraying Sherlock Holmes in a series of films produced in the 1930s. His performance as the iconic detective received high praise and critical acclaim, making Wontner one of the most popular actors to play the role at the time. Outside of his acting career, he was a founding member and treasurer of the British Actors' Equity Association. Wontner passed away in 1960 in London at the age of 85, leaving a significant impact on British theatre and film industry.

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Arthur Rosson

Arthur Rosson (August 24, 1886 Pau, Pyrénées-Atlantiques-June 17, 1960 Los Angeles) also known as Art, Arthur H. Rosson or Arthur Henry Rosson Sr was a British film director, screenwriter and actor. His children are called Helene R Rosson, Arthur Henry Rosson Jr and Gladys Odetlydia Rosson.

Rosson began his career in the film industry as an actor, appearing in several films including "The Count of Monte Cristo" (1913) and "The Squaw Man" (1914). He went on to become a successful director and screenwriter, working on films such as "The Covered Wagon" (1923), "All Quiet on the Western Front" (1930), and "The Sea Hawk" (1940).

Rosson's work in film earned him several accolades including an Academy Award for Best Director for his work on "All Quiet on the Western Front". He also served in the military during World War I and later became a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Outside of his film career, Rosson was known to be an avid outdoorsman and skilled horseman. He passed away in Los Angeles in 1960 at the age of 73, leaving behind a legacy in the film industry that continues to be celebrated today.

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Leon Gordon

Leon Gordon (January 12, 1894 Brighton-January 4, 1960 Los Angeles) a.k.a. Leon Lilly was a British film producer, writer, screenwriter, actor, playwright and film director.

He started his career in the early 1920s working for renowned studios such as Warner Bros, Fox and Universal. Gordon was involved in the production of over 70 films including "The Adventures of Robin Hood" (1938), "Gone with the Wind" (1939) and "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" (1948). He is also known for writing screenplays for movies like "Madame X" (1929), "The Bat" (1926) and "The Case of Lena Smith" (1929). In addition to his work in the film industry, Gordon also wrote plays for Broadway, with his most notable work being "No More Ladies" which he co-wrote with his wife, actress Katharine Brush. Gordon passed away in 1960 at the age of 65.

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Gibb McLaughlin

Gibb McLaughlin (July 19, 1884 Sunderland-November 27, 1960 London) otherwise known as George Gibb McLaughlin or Gibb MacLaughlin was a British actor.

He began his career on stage and later transitioned to film, where he appeared in over 50 movies from the 1920s through the 1950s. Some of his notable film credits include "The Four Just Men" (1921), "The W Plan" (1930), and "The Saint in London" (1939). He also appeared in several television productions, including the series "The Vise" and "BBC Sunday-Night Theatre". In addition to his acting career, McLaughlin was an accomplished playwright, with several of his plays being produced on both the West End and on Broadway. He was married twice, first to actress Phoebe Foster and later to actress Heather Angel. Gibb McLaughlin passed away in his home in London in 1960 at the age of 76.

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Syd Crossley

Syd Crossley (November 18, 1885 London-November 1, 1960 Troon, Cornwall) a.k.a. Sid Crossley, Sid Crosley or The Long Comic was a British actor and comedian.

He began his entertainment career as a singer and dancer in musical revues in the 1910s, eventually transitioning to comedy and vaudeville performances. Crossley is well-known for his work in radio, often as a comedic foil on popular shows of the 1930s and 1940s. He also acted in a number of British films throughout his career, often in supporting roles. Crossley was noted for his tall stature, typically standing at 6'5", which contributed to his stage persona as "The Long Comic". Despite his success in the entertainment industry, Crossley was known for his introverted and reclusive personality off-stage.

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Paul Blake

Paul Blake (March 23, 1904-January 28, 1960 London) was a British actor.

He appeared in over 40 films throughout his career, including the role of the villainous Kai in the 1940 film "The Thief of Bagdad." Blake was also a prolific stage actor, performing in productions for the Royal Shakespeare Company and the West End. In addition to his acting work, he was also an accomplished painter and writer. Blake's writings included several plays and a book of poems. He passed away in London in 1960 at the age of 55.

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George Relph

George Relph (January 27, 1888 Cullercoats-April 24, 1960 London) was a British actor and soldier. His child is called Michael Relph.

Relph began his acting career on the stage before transitioning to film in the early 1930s. He appeared in over 50 films including "The Amazing Quest of Ernest Bliss" (1936), "The Four Feathers" (1939), and "The Saint in London" (1939). Relph also served in World War I as a member of the Northumberland Fusiliers and was wounded in the Battle of Gallipoli. Later in life, he appeared on television in programs such as "Doctor Who" and "The Avengers". Outside of acting, Relph was an avid collector of antiques, particularly those related to the theater.

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