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Character actor, Reginald Owen, was born John Reginald Owen on Aug 5, 1887 in Wheathampstead, England. Owen died at the age of 85 on Nov 5, 1972 in Boise, ID and was laid to rest in Morris Hill Cemetery in Boise, Ada County, ID.

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A Study in Scarlet (1933) – with and Anna May Wong

By Greg Orypeck on Jul 28, 2016 From Classic Film Freak

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Reginald Owen Quotes:

Henry Arbuthnot: [after explosion] I am convinced that a bath in Italy is somewhere between a public function and an eruption of Vesuvius.


Thorpe Athelny: I don't think women ougth to sit down at table with men.
Philip Carey: Oh! Don't you? Why not?
Thorpe Athelny: It ruins conversation. I'm sure it's very bad for them. It puts ideas in their heads. And women are never at ease with themselves when they have ideas.
Philip Carey: You sound like the old voice of England.
Thorpe Athelny: I am sir. And this is fine old Yorkshire pudding that gives me the strength to carry on.


Ebenezer Scrooge: Please let me stay!
Spirit of Christmas Present: Nonsense! You don't want to stay!
Ebenezer Scrooge: Yes, I do!
Spirit of Christmas Present: No! You don't like Christmas!
Ebenezer Scrooge: Yes! Yes I do! I like Christmas! I LOVE Christmas!


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Reginald Owen Facts
Was in the process of writing his autobiography at the time of his death.

Was not originally scheduled to play Ebenezer Scrooge in the MGM classic version of A Christmas Carol (1938). Reginald was a last-minute replacement for the ailing Lionel Barrymore.

Graduated from Tree's Academy of Dramatic Art.

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