C. Aubrey Smith Overview:

Actor, C. Aubrey Smith, was born Charles Aubrey Smith on Jul 21, 1863 in London, England. Smith died at the age of 85 on Dec 20, 1948 in Beverly Hills, CA and was laid to rest in St Leonard Churchyard Cemetery in Hove, East Sussex, England.

Sir C. Aubrey Smith was a tall, stately, aristocratic-looking English actor with bristling moustache. He began his career in England before heading to Hollywood in 1931, where he quickly became the doyen of the English acting community. He often organized their cricket matches in between a hectic acting life, appearing in films such as Romeo and Juliette, Rebecca, and And Then There Where None. In 1944 was knighted by King George VI. He died of pneumonia with his final film, 1949's big screen adaption of Little Women, still yet to be released.  

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By L? on Nov 17, 2014 From Critica Retro

: o lorde inesquec?vel Quando eu tinha 13 anos, meu ator favorito era Robin Williams. Eu adorava a s?rie Mork & Mindy, mas essa n?o era a principal raz?o para minha prefer?ncia: eu gostava de Robin porque ele nasceu no mesmo dia que eu! Dividir o anivers?rio com um astro re... Read full article


: o lorde inesquec?vel

By L? on Nov 17, 2014 From Critica Retro

: o lorde inesquec?vel Quando eu tinha 13 anos, meu ator favorito era Robin Williams. Eu adorava a s?rie Mork & Mindy, mas essa n?o era a principal raz?o para minha prefer?ncia: eu gostava de Robin porque ele nasceu no mesmo dia que eu! Dividir o anivers?rio com um astro re... Read full article


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By vp19 on Apr 22, 2014 From Carole & Co.

Once Carole Lombard received a seven-year contract from Paramount in 1930, her days cast as villainous roles were more or less over. Not that Lombard had ever played an out-and-out "boo-hiss" type -- she was probably too pretty for such parts -- but in films such as Pathe's "Show Folks" (1928) and F... Read full article


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By smumcountry on Nov 3, 2013 From Smum County

November 3, 2013 by smumcounty Born in London in 1863, Charles Aubrey Smith, credited as in films, began life as a test-cricketer. Test-cricket, for you Yanks, is the longest form of cricket with two teams of 11 players each playing a four inning match. Matches can last between 3 and... Read full article


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By smumcountry on Nov 3, 2013 From Smum County

November 3, 2013 by smumcounty Born in London in 1863, Charles Aubrey Smith, credited as in films, began life as a test-cricketer. Test-cricket, for you Yanks, is the longest form of cricket with two teams of 11 players each playing a four inning match. Matches can last between 3 and... Read full article


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C. Aubrey Smith Quotes:

Sir Basil Algernon 'Chief' Winterton: I am the first man ever to become a father by majority vote.


Madame Germaine De Laage: [storm is relentlessly pounding the church, people inside hear the sea gaining on the church]
Madame Germaine De Laage: Father, will the sea rise and cover the island?
Father Paul: We're on the highest part here, my daughter. Even if the sea reaches us, the walls will keep it out.


Father Paul: [as Terangi tries to kiss his hand] No, no, you owe me no thanks, my son. This is between me and somebody else.
[a heavenly chorus is heard]


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Brother-in-law of playwright/novelist Cosmo Hamilton (married Smith's sister).

His knighthood, in 1944, was for services to Anglo-American amity.

His only (cricket) Test Match appearance was the 1st Test against South Africa at Crusaders Ground, St George's Park, Port Elizabeth on 12-13 March 1889. It was actually a 3 day match but finished early. He was the best of the England bowlers picking up 5-19 off 13.2 overs (154 balls as these were 4-ball overs) in the first innings and 2-42 off 25 in the second. He scored 3 runs in the first innings, batting at no. 8, and was not required to bat in the second as England won the match for the loss of only 2 wickets. He captained the England side. This was England's first tour to South Africa and, during it, he took 134 wickets at an average of 7.61. He stayed in South Africa after the tour and captained Transvaal.

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