Halliwell Hobbes

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Halliwell Hobbes
Halliwell Hobbes (1937), in Fit For A King.jpg
Halliwell Hobbes in Fit for a King (1937)
Born (1877-11-16)16 November 1877
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England, UK
Died 20 February 1962(1962-02-20) (aged 84)
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1898–1957
Spouse(s) Nancie B. Marsland

Halliwell Hobbes (16 November 1877; Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire – 20 February 1962; Santa Monica, California) was an English actor.


His stage debut was as a member of Frank Benson's company in 1898, playing in Shakespearean rep alongside actors such as Ellen Terry and Mrs Patrick Campbell. His earliest American work was as an actor and director from 1906, before moving to Hollywood in early 1929 (aged 51) to play old men's roles such as clerics, butlers, doctors, lords and diplomats.

Receiving fewer film roles during the 1940s (though he still managed to have been in over 100 films by 1949), he moved back to Broadway by mid 1940, appearing in Romeo and Juliet as Lord Capulet and continuing there until late 1955. By 1950 he had moved to American television in the diverse playhouse format. He married Nancie B. Marsland. He increased the sunkenness of his cheeks by having his four 12-year-molars removed. When he died from a heart attack he was buried at the Chapel of the Pines Crematory in Los Angeles.


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