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Character actor, Donald Pleasence, was born Donald Henry Pleasence on Oct 5, 1919 in Worksop, England. Pleasence died at the age of 75 on Feb 2, 1995 in St.-Paul de Vence, France .

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By Annmarie Gatti on Oct 5, 2013 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Born October 5, 1919 Character Actor appeared in over 220 film and television roles, playing lots of menacing villains to great effect! Some of his most notable roles include?POW?forger Colin Blythe?in?The Great Escape?(1963), a vindictive market inspector in?Look B... Read full article


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Donald Pleasence Quotes:

Nabal: Virtue, they say, is its own reward.


Dr. Peter Duval: The medieval philosophers were right. Man is the center of the universe. We stand in the middle of infinity between outer and inner space, and there's no limit to either.


George: Get the hell outta my fortress!


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Donald Pleasence Facts
Was nominated for four Tony Awards as Best Actor (Dramatic): in 1962 for "The Caretaker", a part he recreated in the film version also titled The Guest (1963); in 1965 for "Poor Bitos"; in 1969 for "The Man in the Glass Booth" and, in 1972 for "Wise Child" - but he never won.

When Moustapha Akkad asked Donald Pleasence how many more Halloween (1978) films he was planning to make, Donald replied "I stop at twenty-two!"

Is Carrie Anderson's great-uncle.

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