Claude King (actor)

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Claude King
Ethel Barrymore & Claude King in Declassee.jpg
Ethel Barrymore and Claude King in Declassee (1919)
Born Claude Ewart King
15 January 1875
Northampton, Northamptonshire, England
Died 18 September 1941 (aged 66)
Los Angeles, California, USA
Occupation Actor

Claude King (15 January 1875 – 18 September 1941) was an English character actor. With his distinctive wavy hair King appeared on both stage and screen. He began his stage career in his native Britain before emigrating to the US. In 1919, he appeared on Broadway in support of Ethel Barrymore in the play Declassee.[1]

Gravitating to silent films he had a key role in Tod Browning's lost silent masterpiece London After Midnight (1927) starring Lon Chaney. King was an original member of the board of men and women who founded the Screen Actors' Guild (SAG) in 1933.[2]

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