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George Arliss (10 April 1868- 5 February 1946) was a British actor. He was born in London as George Augustus Andrews. April 10 is the 100th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (101st in leap years). ... 1868 (MDCCCLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Friday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... February 5 is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The Houses of Parliament and the clock tower containing Big Ben Part of the London skyline viewed from the South Bank London is the capital of the United Kingdom and England. ...


Arliss began his acting career on the stage. He began his film career with The Devil (1921), followed by Disraeli. He remade Disraeli (1929) (and won the Academy Award for Best Actor), converting successfully, especially for his age, from a star of silent films to the talkies, many of which were pre-Code, although none of the movies seem particularly racy or violent in nature, and would probably not have required much censorship even had they been non-talkies. The Devil is the name given to a supernatural entity who, in most Western religions, is the central embodiment of evil. ... Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield (December 21, 1804 - April 24, 1881) was a British Conservative Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and author. ... Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield (December 21, 1804 - April 24, 1881) was a British Conservative Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and author. ... The Academy Award for Best Actor is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... A silent film is a film which has no accompanying soundtrack. ... Clara Bow on the cover of Sin in Soft Focus, a book by Mark A. Vieira about pre-Code Hollywood. ...


One of these movies was The Man Who Played God, which was Bette Davis' first leading role. Until the end of Davis' life she would credit Arliss, for personally insisting upon her as his leading lady, giving her a chance to show her mettle. This article is about Bette Davis the actress; there is also a singer named Betty Davis. ...


He appeared in several historical films, such as Alexander Hamilton, Voltaire and Cardinal Richelieu.


He often appeared with his wife, Florence Arliss (1871 - 1950), to whom he was married from 16 September 1899 until his death; they had a son, Leslie Arliss, who became a prolific producer-director for Gainsborough Studios, with such films as Love Story (1944) and The Wicked Lady (1945). September 16 is the 259th day of the year (260th in leap years). ... 1899 (MDCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... A film producer oversees the making of movies. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... The Wicked Lady was a 1945 film starring Margaret Lockwood in the title role as a woman marrying into nobility (Barbara Worth / Lady Barbara Skelton) who turns to highway robbery for enjoyment and to repay gambling debts. ...


Arliss published two autobiographies:

  • Up the Years from Bloomsbury (1927)
  • My Ten Years in the Studios (1940).

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He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6648 Hollywood Boulevard. Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield (December 21, 1804 - April 24, 1881) was a British Conservative Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and author. ... The Green Goddess is a 1929 film which tells the story of three English people who crash land in an Indian kingdom in which the Rajah threatens to execute them if the British execute his half brothers. ... An example of a Hollywood Walk of Fame star, for the film actress Carole Lombard. ... Hollywood Boulevard as taken from the Kodak Theatre Hollywood Boulevard is an avenue in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States, beginning at Sunset Boulevard in the east and running northwest to Vermont Avenue, where it straightens out and runs due west to Laurel Canyon Boulevard. ...


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George Arliss - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (198 words)
George Arliss (10 April 1868- 5 February 1946) was a British actor.
Arliss began his acting career on the stage.
He often appeared with his wife, Florence Arliss (1871 - 1950), to whom he was married from 16 September 1899 until his death; they had a son, Leslie Arliss, who became a prolific producer-director for Gainsborough Studios, with such films as Love Story (1944) and The Wicked Lady (1945).
George Arliss - definition of George Arliss in Encyclopedia (140 words)
George Arliss (April 10, 1868 - February 5, 1946) was a British actor, born in London.
Beginning on the stage, Arliss began his film career with The Devil in 1921, followed by Disraeli.
Arliss published two volumes of autobiography: Up the Years from Bloomsbury (1927) and My Ten Years in the Studios (1940).
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