English movie stars died in 1980

Here are 5 famous actors from England died in 1980:

Fred Emney

Fred Emney (February 12, 1900 Prescot-December 25, 1980 Bognor Regis) also known as Frederick Patrick Round Emney, Frederick Arthur Round Emney or Fred Emney Jr. was an English comedian and actor.

He was born into a family of actors, and began performing at a young age. Emney's career took off in the 1920s, when he began performing in London's West End. He quickly became known for his vaudeville and pantomime performances, and soon transitioned to film and television. Emney appeared in numerous films, including "The Plank" and "The Ghost of St. Michael's." He also had his own radio show, "The Adventures of Fred Emney," which aired on the BBC in the 1940s. Despite his success, Emney remained humble and was known for his generosity towards other performers. He continued to perform until his death at the age of 80.

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Norman Shelley

Norman Shelley (February 16, 1903 Chelsea-August 22, 1980 London) was an English actor and voice actor. He had one child, Anthony Shelley.

Norman Shelley was best known for his role as John Galsworthy in the 1967 BBC television series, The Forsyte Saga. He also had a successful career as a voice actor, providing the voice for the character of Winnie-the-Pooh in the 1930s radio adaptations of A.A. Milne's classic children's stories. Additionally, Shelley was a skilled Shakespearean actor, having performed in several productions of the Bard's works throughout his career. In 1951, he founded the Marlowe Society with a group of fellow actors and enthusiasts, which aimed to promote the works of Christopher Marlowe and other Elizabethan playwrights. Norman Shelley passed away at the age of 77 in London.

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Tony Beckley

Tony Beckley (October 7, 1929 Southampton-April 19, 1980 Los Angeles) also known as Tony, Derek Anthony "Tony" Beckley or Derek Anthony Beckley was an English actor.

He began as a stage actor before transitioning to television and film. He is widely known for his villainous roles in popular movies such as "Get Carter" and "The Italian Job". Beckley also appeared in several episodes of the classic TV show, "The Avengers". Throughout his acting career, Beckley was praised for his ability to portray complex characters with ease. In addition to his work in film and television, Beckley was also a talented voice actor and dubber who lent his voice to countless animated characters. Beckley passed away at the age of 50 due to cancer.

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Mantovani (November 15, 1905 Venice-March 29, 1980 Royal Tunbridge Wells) also known as Annunzio Paolo Mantovani, Mantovani and his Tipica Orchestra, Mantovani mit seinem Charmaine-Orchester, Annunzio Mantovani or Monty was an English bandleader, composer, conductor, violinist, actor, film score composer and music director. He had two children, Kenneth Mantovani and Paula Irene Mantovani.

Mantovani became one of the most successful orchestra leaders of his time, specializing in light orchestral music with lush string arrangements. He recorded over 50 albums and sold over 60 million records throughout his career. Mantovani's signature "cascading strings" style of music became popular not only in the UK, but also in the United States and around the world.

Aside from his music career, Mantovani was also an accomplished actor and film composer. He composed the score for several films in the 1940s and 1950s, as well as appearing in a number of films and television shows himself. Despite his success in the entertainment industry, he remained a private and somewhat elusive figure throughout his life.

After his death in 1980, Mantovani's music continued to be popular, and his recordings have been reissued and remastered many times over the years. He is remembered as one of the most distinctive and influential bandleaders of the 20th century.

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Edgar Norfolk

Edgar Norfolk (November 5, 1893 Bradford-November 27, 1980 London) was an English actor.

He began his acting career in the 1910s in silent films, and later transitioned to stage and radio work. Norfolk became known for his distinctive voice, often recording voiceovers for documentaries and training films during World War II. He also appeared in several notable films throughout his career, including "Great Expectations" (1946) and "Spartacus" (1960). In addition to acting, Norfolk was also a prolific writer, penning several books on topics such as astrology and folklore. He continued to act in films and on TV until his death in 1980 at the age of 87.

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