Legendary actor, Raymond Massey, was born Raymond Hart Massey on Aug 30, 1896 in Toronto, Canada. Massey appeared in over 80 film and TV roles. His best known films include The Scarlet Pimpernel (as Chauvelin), Santa Fe Trail (as John Brown), Reap the Wild Wind (as King Cutler), Arsenic and Old Lace (as Jonathan Brewster), The Fountainhead (as Gail Wynand), and East of Eden (as Adam Trask). He also appeared as Dr. Leonard Gillespie in the TV series Dr. Kildare from 1961 to 1966. Massey died at the age of 86 on Jul 29, 1983 in Los Angeles, CA and was laid to rest in Beaverdale Memorial Park Cemetery in New Haven, CT.
With a scowling smile and deeply resonant voice, Raymond Massey alternated between British and Hollywood films for ten years before settling in America in 1941 and showing a liking for villains and historical characters. He married actress Adrianne Allen (second of three wives).(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Stars).
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Although Massey was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.
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Summer Under the Stars Blogathon: Day 8 –on Aug 8, 2015 From Journeys in Classic Film
is the star for today! Below, youll find links to those participating and honoring Massey (updated as they come in), as well as my own reviews of his work throughout the years. Meredy.com contributes a profile on Massey JCF REVIEWS Possessed (1947) East of Eden (1955) Fill in your... Read full article
Summer Under the Stars Guide:By Amanda Garrett on Aug 7, 2015 From Old Hollywood Films
Today's star is the renowned character actor . TCM is celebrating the career of with 12 movies on Aug. 8. Here's what you need to know about Massey, who was famous for playing historical figures. FYI: TCM sometimes changes the air times and /or movies, so you can g... Read full article
By Bogart Fan on Feb 13, 2014 From The Bogie Film Blog
Birth Name: Raymond Hart Massey Birthdate: August 30, 1896 Number of Films Made with Humphrey Bogart: 2 The Lowdown A veteran of the Canadian Army from World War I and World War II, Massey had a long and distinguished career in film and television and even achieved the honor of hav... Read full article
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Jacob Stint: I knew this town wasn't big enough to hold the two of us.
Ellsworth Toohey: I feel it is my duty to offer you my advice.
Gail Wynand: Whom do you recommend?
Ellsworth Toohey: The rising star of the profession, Peter Keating. No other architect can equal his ability. That Mr. Wynant, is my sincere opinion.
Gail Wynand: I believe you.
Ellsworth Toohey: You do?
Gail Wynand: Of course, but Mr. Toohey, why should I consider your opinion?
Ellsworth Toohey: Well, after all, I am the architectural critic of The Banner.
Gail Wynand: My dear Toohey, don;t confuse me with my readers!
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