Cliff Severn

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Cliff Severn (Johannesburg, September 21, 1925 – Thousand Oaks, June 4, 2014) was an American cricketer and child screen actor.

Clifford Severn was the son of Dr. Clifford Brill Severn (1890-1981).[1] His parents emigrated from South Africa to Los Angeles after he was born. He had seven siblings who were all child actors: Venetia Severn, Yvonne Severn, Raymond Severn, Ernest Severn, Christopher Severn, William Severn and Winston Severn. He died in Los Angeles, California, in 2014.[2][3][4]

Like his brothers Winston and Raymond, Cliff Severn played for the US national cricket team.[5]

As Clifford Severn (in 1940 films as Clifford Severn Jr), he appeared notably in the films A Christmas Carol and the war film They Live in Fear.

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  1. ^ Memorials to the Severn family
  2. ^ US cricket pioneer Clifford Severn passes away at 88
  3. ^ Peter Della Penna (June 5, 2014). "US cricket pioneer Severn passes away at 88". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved June 6, 2014. 
  4. ^ Cliff Severn on Internet Movie Database
  5. ^ "Profile". Cricket Archive. Retrieved June 6, 2014. 

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