English movie stars died in 1967

Here are 11 famous actors from England died in 1967:

Claude Rains

Claude Rains (November 10, 1889 Camberwell-May 30, 1967 Laconia) a.k.a. William Claude Rains or 'Willy Wains' was an English actor. He had one child, Jessica Rains.

Rains began his career on stage and made his screen debut in the 1930 film "Sweet Adeline". He went on to star in several classic Hollywood films, including "The Invisible Man", "Casablanca", and "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington". Despite being known for his distinctive voice, Rains was initially hesitant to pursue acting due to a speech impediment. He overcame this difficulty through therapy and developed a commanding, distinctive speaking style that helped him become one of the most respected actors of his time. In addition to his work in film, Rains also made regular appearances on radio and television. He received four Academy Award nominations during his career, but never won. Rains died on May 30, 1967, at the age of 77 due to an abdominal hemorrhage.

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Brian Epstein

Brian Epstein (September 19, 1934 Liverpool-August 27, 1967 London) a.k.a. Brian Samuel Epstein, Epstein, Brian or Eppie was an English talent manager, businessperson, actor and impresario.

He is most famously known for managing The Beatles, shaping the band's image and helping them become a global phenomenon. Epstein also managed other musicians such as Gerry and the Pacemakers, Cilla Black, and Billy J. Kramer.

Aside from his success in the music industry, Epstein also had an interest in theater and managed several successful stage productions in the 1960s. He even dabbled in film and produced the movie "A Hard Day's Night" which starred The Beatles.

Despite his immense success, Epstein struggled with personal demons and was plagued with drug addiction and depression throughout his life. Tragically, he passed away at the age of 32 from an accidental drug overdose. Epstein's contributions to the music industry and pop culture have had a lasting impact on generations to come.

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Tom Conway

Tom Conway (September 15, 1904 Saint Petersburg-April 22, 1967 Culver City) otherwise known as Thomas Sanders or Thomas Charles Sanders was an English actor and voice actor.

Born into a family of actors, Tom Conway began his career in British theater and made his film debut in 1932. He quickly became known for his deep, distinctive voice and had a successful career as a voice actor, lending his voice to numerous animated and live-action films throughout the 1940s and 1950s.

Conway is perhaps best known for his role as The Falcon in a series of crime thrillers throughout the 1940s, taking over the role from his brother, George Sanders. He also appeared in several horror films, including "Cat People" and its sequel, "Curse of the Cat People."

Despite his success, Conway remained a relatively private person and was known for avoiding the Hollywood social scene. He passed away in 1967 at the age of 62 due to cirrhosis of the liver.

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Reginald Denny

Reginald Denny (November 20, 1891 Richmond-June 16, 1967 Richmond) also known as Reginald Leigh Dugmore or Leigh Denny was an English pilot, actor, businessperson and screenwriter. He had one child, Barbara Denny.

Denny began his career in aviation, serving in the Royal Flying Corps during World War I. After the war, he moved to Hollywood and began working as an actor, appearing in over 60 films throughout his career. He also worked as a screenwriter and producer, co-founding the Reginald Denny Industries airplane manufacturing company. Denny is perhaps best known for his role in the 1933 film "King Kong", where he played the character of Carl Denham. He continued acting and producing films until his retirement in the 1950s. In his later years, Denny was active in philanthropy, founding the Reginald Denny Foundation, which aimed to help underprivileged youth gain access to education and career training programs.

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Warwick Ward

Warwick Ward (December 3, 1891 St Ives-December 9, 1967 London) also known as Warwick Manson Ward was an English actor, film producer and screenwriter.

He started his career in theatre before moving to Hollywood in the 1920s to pursue a career in film. He appeared in numerous films over the years, including "The Bank Dick" (1940) with W.C. Fields and "Reap the Wild Wind" (1942) with John Wayne. In addition to acting, Ward also worked behind the scenes in Hollywood, producing and writing films. He co-wrote the script for the 1941 film "Tight Shoes" and produced the 1949 film "Law of the Barbary Coast." After retiring from the film industry, Ward returned to England where he passed away in 1967.

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Gordon Harker

Gordon Harker (August 7, 1885 London-March 2, 1967 London) was an English actor.

He began his career in silent films, appearing in over 100 films throughout his career. Some of his most notable roles were in Hitchcock's "The Ring" (1927) and "The Farmer's Wife" (1928). He was also known for his comedic performances in films such as "The Ghost Train" (1931) and "Jamaica Inn" (1939).

In addition to his film work, Harker also had a successful stage career. He appeared in numerous productions in London's West End, including the original production of Noël Coward's "Blithe Spirit".

During World War II, Harker joined ENSA (Entertainments National Service Association) and performed for troops stationed in Europe.

Harker continued to act on stage and screen until his death in 1967 at the age of 81.

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Ern Westmore

Ern Westmore (October 29, 1904 Kent-February 1, 1967 New York City) also known as Ernest Henry Westmore or Ernest Westmore was an English actor and makeup artist.

Ern Westmore came from a family of makeup artists and established himself as a leading makeup artist in Hollywood during the 1930s and 1940s. He worked on numerous films, including "Gone with the Wind" and "Sunset Boulevard," and created iconic looks for stars such as Marlene Dietrich, Bette Davis, and Judy Garland. In addition to his work in film, Westmore was a pioneer in television makeup and helped to establish makeup departments at major TV networks. He was also the founder of the Westmore Academy of Cosmetic Arts in Hollywood, which trained generations of makeup artists. Despite his success, Westmore struggled with alcoholism throughout his life and died of a heart attack in 1967 at the age of 62.

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Stafford Dickens

Stafford Dickens (April 7, 1888 Bray-October 12, 1967 New York City) also known as Charles Stafford Dickens, C. Stafford Dickens or Charles Stafford-Dickens was an English film director, screenwriter and actor.

He began his career in the film industry in the early 1910s, working for various British film studios. Dickens gained popularity as a director in the silent film era, directing films such as "The Last King of Scotland" (1920) and "The Return of Sherlock Holmes" (1929). He also acted in several films throughout his career, often playing minor roles.

In the 1930s, Dickens moved to Hollywood and worked for various American film studios, directing films such as "The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt" (1939) and "The House on 92nd Street" (1945). He also worked as a screenwriter, contributing to the script of the classic film "Rebecca" (1940).

During World War II, Dickens worked for the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the precursor to the CIA, as a filmmaker producing documentaries for the agency.

After the war, Dickens continued to work in the film industry, directing films until the late 1950s. He retired from filmmaking in 1959 and passed away in 1967 at the age of 79.

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Harold Huth

Harold Huth (January 20, 1892 Huddersfield-October 26, 1967 London) was an English film director, actor, film producer, television producer and television director. His child is called Angela Huth.

Harold Huth began his career in the film industry in the 1910s as an actor, appearing in several silent films. He later transitioned into directing and producing, working on a number of films throughout the 1920s and 1930s. As a producer, he was involved in the creation of several well-known British films, including "The Private Life of Henry VIII" (1933), which won an Academy Award for Best Actor for Charles Laughton.

In addition to his work in film, Huth also made a name for himself in television. He was a producer on the popular British TV series "The Adventures of Robin Hood" in the 1950s, and he went on to produce and direct a number of other TV shows throughout the 1960s.

Huth's daughter, Angela Huth, followed in her father's creative footsteps and became a successful writer and broadcaster. She has written several novels and non-fiction books, as well as articles for various newspapers and magazines.

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William P. Carleton

William P. Carleton (October 3, 1872 London-April 6, 1967 Hollywood) also known as W.P. Carleton, William Carleton, Wm. P. Carleton or William P. Carlton was an English actor.

Carleton began his career on the London stage, performing in a variety of productions ranging from Shakespeare to musical comedy. He eventually moved to the United States and made his Broadway debut in 1907 in the play "The Great Divide." Carleton appeared in over 130 films between 1912 and 1940, often playing dignified and authoritative characters such as judges, doctors, and military officers. Some of his most notable film roles include appearances in "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" (1939), "Gone with the Wind" (1939), and "The Adventures of Robin Hood" (1938). Throughout his career, Carleton maintained strong ties to the theatrical world and continued to perform on stage as well as in films. He passed away in Hollywood in 1967 at the age of 94.

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Lionel Gamlin

Lionel Gamlin (April 30, 1903 England-October 16, 1967 London) also known as Lionel Gamilin or Lionel James Gamlin was an English commentator, actor and announcer.

He is best remembered for his live radio commentary during the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. Gamlin started his career as an actor in London's West End and later became an announcer for BBC radio. He went on to cover major events such as the Olympic Games, Wimbledon tennis tournaments, and royal weddings. In addition to his broadcasting career, he also acted in several films including "The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby" and "The Happiest Days of Your Life". Despite his success in the entertainment industry, Gamlin's life was plagued with personal struggles, including financial difficulties and a failed marriage. He passed away in 1967 at the age of 64.

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