Character actor, Henry Stephenson, was born Henry Stephenson Garroway on Apr 16, 1871 in Granada, British West Indies. Stephenson appeared in over 85 film and television roles, playing his share of doctors, Counts, Dukes and Lords. His best known films include Captain Blood (1935, as Lord Willoughby), The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936, as Sir Charles Macefield, Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936 as Havisham), The Prince and the Pauper (1937, as the Duke of Norfolk), Marie Antoinette (1938, as Count de Merceyand), and The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939, as Lord Burghley). Stephenson died at the age of 85 on Apr 24, 1956 in San Francisco, CA and was laid to rest in Kensico Cemetery in Valhalla, Westchester County, NY.
Tall and elegant, Henry Stephenson was a key member of Hollywood's prominent British community of the 1930s. Long in America, after considerable experience on the London and Broadway stages, he was often cast in lordly roles, as historical figures of the hero's aristocratic friend.(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).
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Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Why, this is barbarous! Must the queen's child be born in public?
Count de Mercey: Dr. Franklin, a French monarch belongs to the public. He must be born, he must live and he must die in public.
Sir Charles Macefield: [throws letter into the fire] For conspicuous gallantry.
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