Ray Milland Overview:

Legendary actor, Ray Milland, was born Reginald Alfred John Truscott-Jones on Jan 3, 1905 in Neath, Glamorgan. Milland died at the age of 81 on Mar 10, 1986 in Torrance, CA and was cremated and his ashes scattered at sea near Pacific Crest Redondo Beach CA.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Ray Milland was nominated for one Academy Award, winning for Best Actor for The Lost Weekend (as Don Birnam) in 1945.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1945Best ActorThe Lost Weekend (1945)Don BirnamWon
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He was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Motion Pictures and Television. Ray Milland's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #79 on Apr 17, 1947.

BlogHub Articles:

ON THE RUN, 1944: Ministry of Fear and Till We Meet Again

on Sep 17, 2020 From Caftan Woman

stars as Stephen Neale, a man who thinks his long personal nightmare may be over. On the night he is released from a sanitorium, a sentence for the mercy killing of his wife, Stephen Neale faces a new and more immediate nightmare. Graham Greene's (The Third Man) 1943 novel The Ministry ... Read full article


in The Lost Weekend (1945)

By Carol Martinheira on Mar 1, 2018 From The Old Hollywood Garden

in The Lost Weekend (1945) On March 1, 2018March 1, 2018 By CarolIn Uncategorized Because it?s Oscar season, I wanted to talk about one of my all-time favorite performances in the Best Actor in a Leading Role category, the wonderful in The Lost ... Read full article


and the Dragon Squad

By Rick29 on Nov 24, 2016 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Ray as Hugh Drummond. Bulldog Drummond Escapes (1937). In one of his last "B" films, portrays the debonair British detective Captain Hugh "Bulldog" Drummond. The film opens with a tense scene of Drummond piloting his plane to a landing in thick fog. Later that evening, he encounters a y... Read full article


and the Dragon Squad

By Rick29 on Nov 24, 2016 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Ray as Hugh Drummond. Bulldog Drummond Escapes (1937). In one of his last "B" films, portrays the debonair British detective Captain Hugh "Bulldog" Drummond. The film opens with a tense scene of Drummond piloting his plane to a landing in thick fog. Later that evening, he encounters a y... Read full article


The Uninvited (1944) – with and Ruth Hussey

By Greg Orypeck on Apr 7, 2016 From Classic Film Freak

Share This! ?They call them the haunted shores, these stretches of?Devonshire? and?Cornwall?and ?Ireland?which rear up against the westward ocean.??Mists gather here . . . and sea fog . . . and eerie stories . . . ??part of the opening narration A ghost story???No, not the shocker kind, with raised ... Read full article


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Ray Milland Quotes:

Don Birnam: I'm not a drinker;I'm a drunk.


Bum: Yes brethren, every word is true. I've walked in the darkness, glory be. I've wrestled the Devil and thrown him. I've pinned his shoulders to the mat. Yes, I've pinned his shoulders to the mat.
Nick Beal: I wonder if he knows it's two falls out of three?


Don Birnam: It shrinks my liver, doesn't it, Nat? It pickles my kidneys, yeah. But what it does to the mind? It tosses the sandbags overboard so the balloon can soar. Suddenly I'm above the ordinary. I'm competent. I'm walking a tightrope over Niagara Falls. I'm one of the great ones. I'm Michaelangelo, molding the beard of Moses. I'm Van Gogh painting pure sunlight. I'm Horowitz, playing the Emperor Concerto. I'm John Barrymore before movies got him by the throat. I'm Jesse James and his two brothers, all three of them. I'm W. Shakespeare. And out there it's not Third Avenue any longer, it's the Nile. Nat, it's the Nile and down it moves the barge of Cleopatra.


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He was paired romantically with actress Paulette Goddard in four films, including the blockbusters Reap the Wild Wind (1942) and Kitty (1945). In his autobiography, he wrote that Goddard was "wise, humorous, and with absolutely no illusions." He further claimed that she was the hardest working actress that he had ever worked with.

Until the age of five, spoke only Welsh.

Spoke fluent Spanish.

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