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Grant, Cary (1904–1986)

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in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

January 1999; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Contemporary History (Post 1945); Biographical Studies. 267 words.

British-born US film star, renowned for his performances as the handsome, suave, and slightly bemused man-about-town in a host of films....

Balcon, Sir Michael (1896–1977)

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in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

January 1999; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Contemporary History (Post 1945); Biographical Studies. 233 words.

British film producer and production executive. He was knighted in 1948.

Born in Birmingham, Balcon began his career as a regional film distributor in ...

Lean, Sir David (1908–1991)

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in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

January 1999; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Contemporary History (Post 1945); Biographical Studies. 307 words.

British film director, who made a number of outstanding British films, perhaps the most highly acclaimed of which is The Bridge on the River Kwai. He was knighted in ...

Russell, Ken (1927–2011)

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in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

January 1999; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Contemporary History (Post 1945); Biographical Studies. 279 words.

British film director, whose work in the cinema and on television has made controversial use of violence and the macabre....

Rank, J(oseph) Arthur, 1st Baron (1888–1972)

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in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

January 1999; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Contemporary History (Post 1945); Biographical Studies. 253 words.

British industrialist who, as founder of the Rank Organization, played a major part in establishing the British film industry. He was created Baron Rank of Sutton Scotney in ...

Reed, Sir Carol (1906–1976)

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in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

January 1999; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Contemporary History (Post 1945); Biographical Studies. 342 words.

British film director who made some exceptional films in the postwar years. He was knighted in 1952.

Reed, who was born in London and educated at King's School, Canterbury, began...

Powell, Michael (1905–1990)

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in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

January 1999; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Contemporary History (Post 1945); Biographical Studies. 374 words.

British film director whose works were rarely great earners but whose reputation has blossomed with time.

Born in Canterbury and educated at Dulwich College, ...

Attenborough, Richard Samuel Baron (1923–2014)

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in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

January 1999; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Contemporary History (Post 1945); Biographical Studies. 489 words.

British actor, film producer, and director. He was knighted in 1976 and made a life peer in 1993.

Born in Cambridge, ...

Colman, Ronald (1891–1958)

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in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

January 1999; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Contemporary History (Post 1945); Biographical Studies. 257 words.

British-born US film star, whose cultured voice and dignified appearance made him Hollywood's epitome of the English gentleman.

Born in Richmond, Surrey, ...

Korda, Sir Alexander (1893–1956)

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in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

January 1999; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Contemporary History (Post 1945); Biographical Studies. 204 words.

Hungarian-born British film director, producer, and executive. He was knighted in 1942 and was made an Officier de la Légion d'honneur in ...

Howard, Leslie (1893–1943)

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in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

January 1999; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Contemporary History (Post 1945); Biographical Studies. 250 words.

British actor, director, and producer, who portrayed the archetype of the English gentleman in a series of films.

The son of Hungarian Jewish immigrants, ...

Schlesinger, John Richard (1926–2003)

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in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

January 1999; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Contemporary History (Post 1945); Biographical Studies. 267 words.

British film, television, and theatre director, who has also worked in the USA.

Born in London and educated at Uppingham and Balliol College, Oxford, ...

Hope, Bob (1903–2003)

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in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

January 1999; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Contemporary History (Post 1945); Biographical Studies. 250 words.

British-born US comedian and film actor, whose dry wit and mastery of the wisecrack have made him an international superstar. In ...

Caine, Sir Michael (1933– )

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in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

January 1999; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Contemporary History (Post 1945); Biographical Studies. 332 words.

British film actor, star of almost one hundred films.

Born in a working-class area of south London, Maurice Micklewhite worked as a porter at Smithfield meat market...

Niven, (James) David (Graham) (1909–1983)

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in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

January 1999; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Contemporary History (Post 1945); Biographical Studies. 308 words.

British film actor and producer, who later became a best-selling author.

Niven was brought up in Kirriemuir, Scotland, and educated at Stowe School. He arrived in the USA in ...

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Hitchcock, Sir Alfred (1899–1980)

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in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

January 1999; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Contemporary History (Post 1945); Biographical Studies. 278 words.

British film director who lived in Hollywood after 1940. Known as the ‘Master of Suspense’, he made his reputation with a unique brand of thriller. He was knighted in ...

Connery, Sean (1930– )

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in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

January 1999; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Contemporary History (Post 1945); Biographical Studies. 263 words.

British film actor, who rose to fame in the 1960s as the first cinematic James Bond and has since maintained his status as a popular screen star in a variety of very different roles....

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Redgrave, Vanessa (1937– )

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in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

January 1999; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Contemporary History (Post 1945); Biographical Studies. 302 words.

British actress, who is known for both her films and her political activity.

The daughter of Sir Michael Redgrave, whose own parents were actors, Vanessa Redgrave trained at the...

Cooper, Gary (1901–1961)

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in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

January 1999; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Contemporary History (Post 1945); Biographical Studies. 236 words.

US film star.

Born in Helena, Montana, Cooper was the son of a British-born Montana Supreme Court judge. He was educated in England at his father's old school in Bedfordshire and...