Robert Newton Overview:

Actor, Robert Newton, was born on Jun 1, 1905 in Shaftesbury, Dorset. Newton died at the age of 50 on Mar 25, 1956 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles and was laid to rest in Westwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA.

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On 2002, Newton received the Disney Legends Award for living up to the Disney principals of imagination, skill, discipline, craftsmanship and magic.

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Treasure Island (1950) with and Bobby Driscoll

By Greg Orypeck on Jul 16, 2015 From Classic Film Freak

Share This!?Aargh, matey!? Them that dies will be the lucky ones!??? Long John Silver () in one of his less endearing moments Laurence Olivier?? Spencer Tracy?? Anthony Hopkins?? Who?s the greatest film actor, you think?? Marlon Brando?? Robert De Niro?? Humphrey Bogart?? Add your own c... Read full article


Treasure Island (1950) with and Bobby Driscoll

By Greg Orypeck on Jul 16, 2015 From Classic Film Freak

Share This!?Aargh, matey!? Them that dies will be the lucky ones!??? Long John Silver () in one of his less endearing moments Laurence Olivier?? Spencer Tracy?? Anthony Hopkins?? Who?s the greatest film actor, you think?? Marlon Brando?? Robert De Niro?? Humphrey Bogart?? Add your own c... Read full article


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Robert Newton Quotes:

Long John Silver: Ar, fortune rides the shoulders of them what schemes.


Long John Silver: Fire that musket and I cuts his throat


Jem Trehearne: That's women for you - save your life one minute, frightened of you the next. I guess I'm not a very pretty sight at the moment, but I don't bite, you know.


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Is interred with his last wife, Vera, at Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, USA.

Often credited with originating the style of speech generally equated with pirates. After his spectacular turn as Long John Silver in the Disney version of Treasure Island (1950), actors playing pirates in film, radio, television, and theatre, all tended to use (and still use) the same pseudo-Cornish accent Newton came up with.

Excessive drinking damaged him and a highly erratic film career was the result. He often found himself unemployable due to his unreliability. He died at age 50 of alcohol-related causes although the official report was a heart attack.

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