Wylie Watson

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Wylie Watson
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Watson in The 39 Steps, 1935
Born (1889-02-06)6 February 1889
Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Died 3 May 1966(1966-05-03) (aged 77)
Australia
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 film The 39 Steps (1935),[3] and wily storekeeper Joseph Macroon in the Ealing comedy Whisky Galore! (1949). He emigrated to Australia in 1952, and made his final film appearance there in The Sundowners (1960).

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  1. ^ McFarlane, Brian (2016). The Encyclopedia of British Film: Fourth edition. Oxford University Press. p. 807. ISBN 9781526111975. Retrieved 11 June 2017. 
  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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