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10) He played baseball with the Montreal Royals(les Royaux) from 1948 -51 almost 4 years, they were the  Brooklyn Dodgers farm team.My father saw him play many times...

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2 His auto-biography'Anything for a Quiet life' was published few months after his passing,foreword by his widow. A very private man he never mentionned anything about his  divorce with Jessica Tandy.

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3.  After surgery from throat cancer and the removal of his larynx in 1966, he continued to work.  He mimed his words and his voice was later dubbed in by actors Charles Gray or Robert Rietty.

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4. initially sought for the role of a gay barrister in Victim, he turned it down fearing that it might conflict with his masculine image. The role was eventually played by Dirk Bogarde.

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5.  Joined the Royal Welch Fusiliers in 1940.  He spent most of his military career arranging entertainment for the British troops stationed in India.

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6 In India he met the actress  Doreen Lawrence entertaining troops there.They were married until his death in 1973.They had 3 children.When she was eighteen she was engaged to fellow actor Peter Cushing , but she decided not to marry him. She said that she broke off the engagement because he would bring his parents on dates and he was too easily moved to tears.The relationship ended with him throwing a plate of spaghetti in her face, and bursting into tears.

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8 -Was nominated for his final role in the mini series QBV11 in primetime Emmy Awards,supporting role -he was already deceased-his collegue actor Anthony Quayle won in the same series.same category

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10 how about this one!    According to one obituary he "exemplified for many cinemagoers the stiff upper lip tradition prevalent in post war British films. His craggy looks and authoritative bearing were used to good effect whatever branch of the services he represented."

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20 hours ago, nakano said:

Jack Hawkins

Good choice, Nakano.  He's an actor I've liked but never knew much about.

Thread is open

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2-In 1950 Baker married the actress Ellen Martin, who had been introduced to him by Burton. Their partnership lasted until his death and produced four children

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6.  had been granted a knighthood in May 1976, but the honour was not officially bestowed before his death and so he cannot be referred to as 'Sir'.

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7.  Heavy smoker, he was diagnosed with lung cancer in February of 1976.  He underwent surgery but the cancer had spread and he died a few months later

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8. He never playede never played conventional leading men - there was always too much sense of threat about him for that - but he created some memorable villains and a few tough heroes in films .Despite his death his widow could use the title 'Lady'

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