C. Aubrey Smith Overview:

Actor, C. Aubrey Smith, was born Charles Aubrey Smith on Jul 21, 1863 in London, England. Smith died at the age of 85 on Dec 20, 1948 in Beverly Hills, CA and was laid to rest in St Leonard Churchyard Cemetery in Hove, East Sussex, England.

Sir C. Aubrey Smith was a tall, stately, aristocratic-looking English actor with bristling moustache. He began his career in England before heading to Hollywood in 1931, where he quickly became the doyen of the English acting community. He often organized their cricket matches in between a hectic acting life, appearing in films such as Romeo and Juliette, Rebecca, and And Then There Where None. In 1944 was knighted by King George VI. He died of pneumonia with his final film, 1949's big screen adaption of Little Women, still yet to be released.  

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: o lorde inesquec?vel Quando eu tinha 13 anos, meu ator favorito era Robin Williams. Eu adorava a s?rie Mork & Mindy, mas essa n?o era a principal raz?o para minha prefer?ncia: eu gostava de Robin porque ele nasceu no mesmo dia que eu! Dividir o anivers?rio com um astro re... Read full article


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November 3, 2013 by smumcounty Born in London in 1863, Charles Aubrey Smith, credited as in films, began life as a test-cricketer. Test-cricket, for you Yanks, is the longest form of cricket with two teams of 11 players each playing a four inning match. Matches can last between 3 and... Read full article


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By smumcountry on Nov 3, 2013 From Smum County

November 3, 2013 by smumcounty Born in London in 1863, Charles Aubrey Smith, credited as in films, began life as a test-cricketer. Test-cricket, for you Yanks, is the longest form of cricket with two teams of 11 players each playing a four inning match. Matches can last between 3 and... Read full article


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C. Aubrey Smith Quotes:

Terangi: [from the tree, Terangi sees two colums collapse on the west wall of the church] The church! It's going!
Terangi: [after fighting the pounding seas to get inside the church] Father Paul, come! The sea is breaking in, the walls are going, Look!
[points to the altar, where the wind starts tearing up the corrugated iron roof]
Father Paul: Take those who want to go. I am staying here!
Terangi: You will drown, Father Paul! You saved me. Take my arm and let me save you!
Father Paul: No, my son, Take Madame.
Madame Germaine De Laage: No! I'll stay with you Father Paul
Father Paul: Take her! Take her back safe to the world that will drown you, Terangi.
[storm shatters the gothic window on the west wall, more water and wind blow into the church]
Father Paul: Please Madame, Go. Terangi, Take her
Terangi: Yes, Father.
Father Paul: Those of you who wish to go, go now! Those who wish to sing with me, for the last time, stay.


Father Paul: [as Terangi tries to kiss his hand] No, no, you owe me no thanks, my son. This is between me and somebody else.
[a heavenly chorus is heard]


DeLaage: You helped Terangi? My own priest?
Father Paul: I'm his priest too!
DeLaage: You helped a murderer!
Father Paul: I aided a man whose heart is innocent.
DeLaage: You've given aid to anarchy and bloodshed!
Father Paul: I'll answer for it.


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C. Aubrey Smith Facts
In the late 1880s, while he was mining for gold in South Africa, he developed pneumonia and was wrongly pronounced dead by doctors.

His only (cricket) Test Match appearance was the 1st Test against South Africa at Crusaders Ground, St George's Park, Port Elizabeth on 12-13 March 1889. It was actually a 3 day match but finished early. He was the best of the England bowlers picking up 5-19 off 13.2 overs (154 balls as these were 4-ball overs) in the first innings and 2-42 off 25 in the second. He scored 3 runs in the first innings, batting at no. 8, and was not required to bat in the second as England won the match for the loss of only 2 wickets. He captained the England side. This was England's first tour to South Africa and, during it, he took 134 wickets at an average of 7.61. He stayed in South Africa after the tour and captained Transvaal.

Was the inspiration for the Commander McBragg character on the "Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales" (1963) cartoon TV show.

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