John Marlborough East

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John Marlborough East
Died18 August 1924 (aged 63–64)
London, England, UK

John Marlborough East (1860–1924) was a British stage and film actor.[1] He was an early film star who received over 3,000 votes in Picturegoer magazine's 1916 contest to establish the "Greatest British Film Player".[2] He was a founder of the Neptune Studios in Borehamwood,[2] which is today the site of Elstree Studios. However, his career rapidly declined. He made his final picture Owd Bob in 1924, and died the same year.

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  • Sweet, Matthew. Shepperton Babylon: The Lost Worlds of British Cinema. Faber and Faber, 2005.

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