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Actor, Rhys Williams, was born on Dec 31, 1897 in Merionethshire, Wales. Williams died at the age of 71 on May 28, 1969 in Santa Monica, CA and was laid to rest in Forest Lawn (Hollywood Hills) Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA.

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Rhys Williams Quotes:

Dai Bando: A man is never too old to learn, is it, Mr. Jonas?
Mr. Jonas: [uncertainly] No.
Dai Bando: I was in school myself once, but no great one for knowledge.
Mr. Jonas: [angrily, shaking his cane] Look here, what do you want?
Dai Bando: Knowledge.
[taking Mr. Jonas' cane]
Dai Bando: How would you go about taking the measurement of a stick, Mr. Jonas?
Mr. Jonas: By its' length, of course.
Dai Bando: And how would you measure a man who would use a stick on a boy one-third his size?
[throws Mr. Jonas' cane aside]
Cyfartha: Tell us!
Dai Bando: Now, you are good in the use of a stick, but boxing is my subject... according to the rules laid down by the good Marquis of Queensbury.
Cyfartha: [saluting] God rest his soul!
Dai Bando: And happy I am to pass on my knowledge to you!
[backhands Mr. Jonas, sending him reeling]


[discussing Captain Waldridge's mini-submarine]
Redlegs: Sail under the water indeed - why, it's unchristian!


Redlegs: Something's fishy - and I don't mean the finny kind.


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Rhys Williams Fact
He made his film debut in How Green Was My Valley (1941), which takes place in rural Wales. The movie was actually filmed in Hollywood with a cast of English, Irish, Scottish and American actors. Originally hired solely to coach the actors in their Welsh accents, Williams, who was the only genuine Welshman on the set, was given the role of the prizefighter by director John Ford.

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