Michael Rennie Overview:

Actor, Michael Rennie, was born Eric Alexander Rennie on Aug 25, 1909 in Bradford, Yorkshire. Rennie died at the age of 61 on Jun 10, 1971 in Harrogate, Yorkshire and was laid to rest in Harlow Hill Cemetery in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England.

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The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) with

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Michael Rennie Quotes:

[Anna has been captured by the Gestapo]
Tadek: Will she talk?
Stefan: Yes, she'll talk. Women always talk. But she won't say anything that they want to hear.


Klaatu: We have come to visit you in peace and with goodwill.


Reporter: I suppose you are just as scared as the rest of us.
Klaatu: In a different way, perhaps. I am fearful when I see people substituting fear for reason.


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Michael Rennie Facts
He had a second son, John Marshall Rennie, with longtime companion Renee Gilbert Taylor. Professionally, his son went by John M. Taylor.

A heavy smoker, Rennie had respiratory problems for many years. During the run of the Broadway comedy "Mary, Mary" in the early 60s, Rennie had to visit the hospital several times; this didn't prevent him from being hired to replay his role in the film version, Mary, Mary (1963). His voice was dubbed in the movie The Battle of El Alamein (1969) ("The Battle of El Alamein") due to his chronic health problems. Similarly, his own voice is not heard on the English-language dialogue track of his final film, Assignment Terror (1970) ("Assignment Terror").

Graduated from The Leys (a private school in the city of Cambridge). Despite his lean build, he excelled in sports (rowing, fencing, cricket, boxing, wrestling, swimming).

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