Lionel Jeffries Overview:

Character actor, Lionel Jeffries, was born Lionel Charles Jeffries on Jun 10, 1926 in London, England. Jeffries died at the age of 83 on Feb 19, 2010 in Poole, England .

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- What a Character! Blogathon

By The Metzinger Sisters on Nov 10, 2013 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

was one of the most delightful and unique character actors to ever grace the British cinema. Bald, bewhiskered and bumbling he was an instantly recognizable actor in over 100 films, and however brief his appearances he was always an asset in comedies, thrillers, and dramas alike. Whe... Read full article


- What a Character! Blogathon

By The Metzinger Sisters on Nov 10, 2013 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

was one of the most delightful and unique character actors to ever grace the British cinema. Bald, bewhiskered and bumbling he was an instantly recognizable actor in over 100 films, and however brief his appearances he was always an asset in comedies, thrillers, and dramas alike. Whe... Read full article


- What a Character! Blogathon

By The Metzinger Sisters on Nov 10, 2013 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

was one of the most delightful and unique character actors to ever grace the British cinema. Bald, bewhiskered and bumbling he was an instantly recognizable actor in over 100 films, and however brief his appearances he was always an asset in comedies, thrillers, and dramas alike. Whe... Read full article


- What a Character! Blogathon

By The Metzinger Sisters on Nov 10, 2013 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

was one of the most delightful and unique character actors to ever grace the British cinema. Bald, bewhiskered and bumbling he was an instantly recognizable actor in over 100 films, and however brief his appearances he was always an asset in comedies, thrillers, and dramas alike. Whe... Read full article


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Lionel Jeffries Quotes:

Grandpa: Coggins? He's so mean he wouldn't light your pipe if his house was on fire.


Grandpa: [reading a book out loud] And the big brown bear came lolloping over the mountain. 'No, no!' the princess cried.


Cark: Tyler, I could tell you where to go and you would not need no map to get there.


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Lionel Jeffries Facts
His hair fell out during a single week when he was 19. He tried wearing a wig to cover up his bald head but soon rejected it because it looked like "a dead moth on a boiled egg".

Played Dick Van Dyke's father in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) even though he is actually six months younger.

His parents were members of the Salvation Army, and worked in a mission in London's East End.

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