Herbert Rawlinson

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Herbert Rawlinson
Herbert-Rawlinson.jpg
Born Herbert Banemann Rawlinson
(1885-11-15)15 November 1885
New Brighton, Cheshire, England, UK
Died 12 July 1953(1953-07-12) (aged 67)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1911–1953
Spouse(s) Roberta Arnold (m. 1917–23)
Loraine Abigail Long (m. 1924–27)
Josephine Norman(m.?–1951, her death)
Parent(s) Robert Theodore and Emily Rawlinson

Herbert Banemann Rawlinson (15 November 1885 – 12 July 1953) was an English-born stage, film, radio, and television actor. A leading man during Hollywood's silent film era, Rawlinson transitioned to character roles after the advent of sound films.

Early life[edit]

Rawlinson was born in New Brighton, Cheshire, England, UK on 15 November 1885.[1] He was one of the four sons and three daughters of Robert Theodore Rawlinson (3 April 1859–19 December 1936) and his wife Emily(death 13 December 1950).[2][3] He sailed to America on the same ship as Charlie Chaplin to establish himself as a leading man in the silent movies before making the transition as a character actor in the "talkies."[2]

Recognition[edit]

For his contribution to the motion picture industry, Herbert Rawlinson has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame located at 6150 Hollywood Blvd on 8 February 1960.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Rawlinson married Roberta Arnold in 1917. They divorced in 1923 were she had cited desertion.[5] He married Loraine Abigail Long in 1924 and divorced in 1927.[6] Rawlinson was married to Josephine Norman until her death on 24 January 1951.[7][8]

Death[edit]

Rawlinson died of lung cancer in 1953.[9]

Partial filmography[edit]

  • Mr. Rawlinson has hundreds of screen credits, much of it in the silent years, so this is a yet unfinished and necessarily arbitrary list.
Film still of Herbert Rawlinson in Lady Gangster

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
1911 The New Superintendent American short drama film directed by Francis Boggs. [10]
1915 The Black Box Sanford Quest
[11]
1918 The Turn of the Wheel Maxfield Grey A lost silent film romantic drama directed by Reginald Barker. [12][13]
1919 The Common Cause Orrin Palmer
[14][15]
Good Gracious, Annabelle John Rawson
  • A lost American silent society comedy film directed by George Melford.
  • Based on the Broadway play, Good Gracious, Annabelle by Clare Kummer.
[16][17][18]
1921 Cheated Hearts Barry Gordon
[19][20]
1922 Man Under Cover Paul Porter American crime film directed by Tod Browning. [21]
One Wonderful Night John D. Curtis
  • Silent film mystery directed by Stuart Paton.
  • A copy is held at the Gosfilmofond archive, Moscow.
[22]
1923 Mary of the Movies Uncredited Silent semi-autobiographical 1923 comedy directed by John McDermott based on the career of Marion Mack. [23][24]
The Prisoner Philip Quentin
[25][26]
1925 The Prairie Wife Duncan MacKail
[27]
The Man in Blue Tom Conlin Silent film drama directed by Edward Laemmle. [28][29]
1926 The Belle of Broadway Paul Merlin
[30][31][32]
1927 Slipping Wives Husband Silent comedy short film directed by Fred Guiol.
The Bugle Call Capt. Randolph
  • Drama silent film directed by Edward Sedgwick.
  • The Lost Film Files database has this film as being lost.
[33][34][35]
1933 Get That Venus Editor Nash American comedy film directed by Arthur Varney. [36]
1936 A Son Comes Home Bladeu American drama film directed by E.A. Dupont. [37]
Robinson Crusoe of Clipper Island Grant Jackson A Republic Movie serial directed by Ray Taylor and Mack V. Wright. [38][39]
1937 The Go Getter Lester Directed by Busby Berkeley.
S.O.S. Coast Guard Boyle, Coast guard commander A Republic film serial directed by Alan James and William Witney. [40][41]
Back in Circulation District Attorney Saunders American film directed by Ray Enright.
1938 Secrets of an Actress Mr. Harrison Romantic drama film directed by William Keighley.
1939 Dark Victory Dr. Carter
[42][43]
You Can't Get Away with Murder District Attorney Crime drama directed by Lewis Seiler. [44]
1940 Swiss Family Robinson
King of the Royal Mounted
Seven Sinners
Cross-Country Romance
1941 Flying Wild
King of the Texas Rangers
I Killed That Man
1942 Silver Queen
Lady Gangster
War Dogs
Broadway Big Shot
1943 Days of Old Cheyenne
Doughboys in Ireland
Cosmo Jones, Crime Smasher
1944 Sheriff of Sundown Governor Brainerd American western drama film directed by Lesley Selander.
Nabonga T.F. Stockwell
[45][46]
Shake Hands with Murder John Clark American comedy mystery film directed by Albert Herman. [45][46]
Forty Thieves Buck Peters American western directed by Lesley Selander.
1946 San Quentin Dr. Stanton
[47]
1953 The Flaming Urge Herb American crime film directed by Harold Ericson.
1954 Jail Bait Dr. Boris Gregor American Film Noir crime film directed by Ed Wood. [48]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
1952 Adventures of Superman Rozan 1 episode
1953 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show Captain Benson 1 episode
1954 Mr. and Mrs. North Hugo Crosset 1 episode

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