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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.

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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


Start with , End with George Clooney

By Rick29 on Aug 21, 2015 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Sylvia Syms defending . Hostile Witness (1968). A London barrister () suffers a nervous breakdown when his adult daughter is killed in a hit-and-run accident. When he recovers, he's framed for the murder of a colleague who may have driven the car. For half its running time, th... Read full article


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Ray Milland Quotes:

Eric Yeager: How about some bait?
owner of the pet shop: I'm sorry sir, we have no meat department.
Eric Yeager: Meat? Golf balls is this cat's meat.


Tony Wendice: As you said Mark, it might work out on paper, but congratulations, Inspector. Oh, by the way... How about you, Margot?
Margot Mary Wendice: Yes, I could do with something.
Tony Wendice: Mark?
Mark Halliday: So could I.
Tony Wendice: I suppose you're still on duty, Inspector.


Don Birnam: Let me have one, Nat. I'm dying. Just one.


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Ray Milland Facts
Only got the lead role in The Lost Weekend (1945)) because Paramount vetoed writer-director Billy Wilder's first choice for the role, Broadway actor José Ferrer. Hedging its bets, Paramount demanded the casting of a star to headline the risky production, but Cary Grant and most of the other leading male stars of the day turned Wilder down. Milland got the role by default and won an Oscar.

First performer to win an award at the Cannes Film Festival and an Oscar for the same role (for The Lost Weekend (1945)).

Was the first choice for the Don Ameche role in Trading Places (1983).

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