Bill Shine

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Bill Shine
Actor Bill Shine.jpg
Bill Shine (left) & Claude Hulbert in Take a Chance (1937)
Born Wilfred William Dennis Shine
(1911-10-20)20 October 1911
London, United Kingdom
Died 24 July 1997(1997-07-24) (aged 85)
Kensington, London
Years active 1929–1988

Wilfred William Dennis Shine (20 October 1911 – 24 July 1997) was a British theatre, film and television actor.[1] Shine was born into a family of theatre actors; among others, Shine's father, mother, grandmother, two uncles and an aunt had worked in theatre.[2][3] His father Wilfred Shine was a theatre actor who also appeared in films during the 1920s and the 1930s. Bill Shine made his film debut in 1929's The Flying Scotsman since which he had appeared in over 120 films and television series. Towards the end of his career, he was best known for playing Inventor Black, a character on children's television series Supergran.[4]

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  1. ^ "Bill Shine". BFI. 
  2. ^ Abstracts: Bill Shine. Felix Barker. Bill Naughton, Accessed 20 February 2009.
  3. ^ Benedick, Adam. Obituary: Bill Shine, The Independent, 14 August 1997. Accessed 20 February 2009.
  4. ^ Evans, Jeff (1995). The Guinness Television Encyclopedia. Guinness Publishing Ltd. p. 506. ISBN 0-85112-744-4. 

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