Wylie Watson

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Wylie Watson
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Born (1889-02-06)6 February 1889
Lanarkshire, Scotland
Died 3 May 1966(1966-05-03) (aged 77)
Occupation Actor
Years active 1929–1960
Spouse(s) Ada Watson

Wylie Watson (6 February 1889 – 3 May 1966) (born John Wylie Robertson[1]) was a British actor.[2] Among his best-known roles were those of "Mr Memory", an amazing man who commits "50 new facts to his memory every day" in Alfred Hitchcock's 1935 film The 39 Steps,[3] and wily storekeeper Joseph Macroon in the Ealing comedy Whisky Galore!. He emigrated to Australia in 1952, and made his final film appearance there in The Sundowners.



  1. ^ Peter Hutchings, Encyclopaedia of British Film
  2. ^ Born: 6 February 1889Died: 3 May 1966 (1966-05-03). "Wylie Watson | BFI | BFI". Explore.bfi.org.uk. Retrieved 2014-04-14. 
  3. ^ "BFI Screenonline: Watson, Wylie (1889-1966) Biography". Screenonline.org.uk. Retrieved 2014-04-14. 

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