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Michael Redgrave Overview:

Actor, Michael Redgrave, was born Michael Scudamore Redgrave on Mar 20, 1908 in Bristol, England. Redgrave died at the age of 77 on Mar 21, 1985 in Denham, England .

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Redgrave was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1947Best ActorMourning Becomes Electra (1947)Orin MannonNominated
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Redgrave was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame .

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From the Archives : Arrives in Hollywood

By The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 4, 2017 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

In this 1947 publicity photo, is seen disembarking a train in Los Angeles. The actor, one of England's top ranking box-office favorites at the time, had just arrived in Hollywood for his first American film production Secret Beyond the Door, released by Universal Pictures. Little di... Read full article


Image: Joan Bennett and in Secret Beyond the Door (1947)

By KC on Dec 19, 2015 From Classic Movies

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Michael Redgrave Quotes:

Lt. Stephen Harley: [as Christmas of 1940 approaches] Last Christmas I had my first concert. It was where I met Caroline.
Capt. Karel Hasek, alias Geoffrey Mitchell: Last Christmas I was in Dachau Concentration Camp. Christmas Eve a new batch of prisoners came in. One of them brought me news of my family. They'd been caught giving food to a Polish Jew. They were taken out and shot. My father, my mother, all of them.


Gilbert: What was she wearing? Scotch tweeds wasn't it?
Iris Henderson: Oatmeal tweeds.
Gilbert: I knew it had something to do with porridge.


Peter Penrose: I'm afraid I'm strictly amateur.
Flight Lt. David Archdale: There aren't any amateurs and professionals anymore, just good pilots and bad pilots. The good pilots stay alive and the bad ones don't. And that's not true anymore either.


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Michael Redgrave Facts
According to his daughter, Vanessa, and son Corin, Sir Michael's favourite film roles were in The Browning Version, The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner and The Dambusters, (speaking at a screening to mark the centenary of his birthday, 7th February 2008 at the Barbican centre, London.).

He was a teacher at Cranleigh School, Surrey.


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