George Benson (actor)

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George Benson
Actor George Benson.jpg
Born George Christopher Benson
(1911-01-11)11 January 1911
WalesCardiff, Glamorgan, Wales
Died 17 June 1983(1983-06-17) (aged 72)
EnglandLondon, England
Alma mater RADA
Occupation Actor

George Christopher Benson (11 January 1911 – 17 June 1983) was a Welsh and English actor of both theatre and screen, whose career spanned from the 1930s to the late 1970s.[1][2] He was on stage from the late 1920s, and made his film debut in 1932 in Holiday Lovers written by Leslie Arliss.[3][4] His most notable work as a comic actor included supporting roles with George Formby (Keep Fit - 1937) and Ronnie Barker (A Home of Your Own - 1964).[1]

Benson was born in Cardiff and educated at Blundell's School and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (where he was the Silver Medallist in 1930).[5] He served with the Royal Artillery for 6 years.

He married, first, Jane Ann Sterndale Bennett,[6] a granddaughter of the composer.

Selected filmography[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • Obituary of Mr George Benson, The Times, 21 June 1983 (pg. 12; Issue 61564; col G)
  • George Benson on IMDb

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "George Benson". 
  2. ^ League, The Broadway. "George Benson – Broadway Cast & Staff - IBDB". 
  3. ^ "George Benson - Theatricalia". 
  4. ^ IMDb.com/title/tt0447202
  5. ^ McFarlane, Brian (16 May 2016). "The Encyclopedia of British Film: Fourth edition". Oxford University Press – via Google Books. 
  6. ^ Mander & Mitchison Library, Bristol University
  • Mander & Mitchison Library, Bristol University

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