Howard Marion-Crawford Overview:

Character actor, Howard Marion-Crawford, was born Howard Francis Marion-Crawford on Jan 17, 1914 in London, England. Marion-Crawford died at the age of 55 on Nov 24, 1969 in London, England .


Burly, pale-eyed British actor with bristling mustache and ruddy complexion, usually in stolid roles as upper-crust office types who could be affable or dyspeptic. His hearty but mellow tones made his a popular and prolific voice on radio productions, and he was nudging middle age before he entered the major part of his film career as a character player. Also a notable Dr. Watson in a TV "Sherlock Holmes" series. Died from an overdose of sleeping pills.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Character Actors: an Illustrated Directory).



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Grandson of writer Francis Marion Crawford

He was the British dubbing voice of Sergey Bondarchuk in Othello (1956).

Memorable as one of TV's first portrayers of Dr John H. Watson, opposite Ronald Howard, in 1954's "Sherlock Holmes" series.

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