Raymond Hart Massey
|Born||Aug 30, 1896|
|Died||Jul 29, 1983|
Los Angeles, CA
|Age||Died at 86|
|Final Resting PlaceBeaverdale Memorial Park|
|Known for||Scowling smile and deeply resonant voice; villains and historical characters|
|Top Roles||Adam Trask, John Brown, John Ives, Maj. Gen. Snipes, Narrator|
|Top Genres||Drama, Adventure, Romance, War, Action, Film Adaptation|
|Top Topics||World War II, Book-Based, Aviation|
|Top Collaborators||Michael Powell (Director), Raoul Walsh (Director), Alexander Korda (Director), Jack L. Warner (Producer)|
|Shares birthday with||Joan Blondell, Shirley Booth, Fred MacMurray see more..|
Raymond Massey Overview:
Legendary actor, Raymond Massey, was born Raymond Hart Massey on Aug 30, 1896 in Toronto, Canada. Massey appeared in over 80 film and TV roles. His best known films include The Scarlet Pimpernel (as Chauvelin), Santa Fe Trail (as John Brown), Reap the Wild Wind (as King Cutler), Arsenic and Old Lace (as Jonathan Brewster), The Fountainhead (as Gail Wynand), and East of Eden (as Adam Trask). He also appeared as Dr. Leonard Gillespie in the TV series Dr. Kildare from 1961 to 1966. Massey died at the age of 86 on Jul 29, 1983 in Los Angeles, CA and was laid to rest in Beaverdale Memorial Park Cemetery in New Haven, CT.
With a scowling smile and deeply resonant voice, Raymond Massey alternated between British and Hollywood films for ten years before settling in America in 1941 and showing a liking for villains and historical characters. He married actress Adrianne Allen (second of three wives).(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Stars).
HONORS and AWARDS:.
Although Massey was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.
|1940||Best Actor||Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940)||Abraham Lincoln||Nominated|
He was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Motion Pictures and Television. In addition, Massey was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame .
Summer Under the Stars Blogathon: Day 8 –on Aug 8, 2015 From Journeys in Classic Film
?is the star for today!?Below, you?ll find links to those participating and honoring Massey?(updated as they come in), as well as my own reviews of his work throughout the years. Meredy.com contributes a profile on Massey JCF REVIEWS Possessed?(1947) East of Eden?(1955) Fill in your... Read full article
Summer Under the Stars Guide:By Amanda Garrett on Aug 7, 2015 From Old Hollywood Films
Today's star is the renowned character actor . TCM is celebrating the career of with 12 movies on Aug. 8. Here's what you need to know about Massey, who was famous for playing historical figures. FYI: TCM sometimes changes the air times and /or movies, so you can g... Read full article
By Bogart Fan on Feb 13, 2014 From The Bogie Film Blog
Birth Name: Raymond Hart Massey Birthdate: August 30, 1896 Number of Films Made with Humphrey Bogart: 2 The Lowdown A veteran of the Canadian Army from World War I and World War II, Massey had a long and distinguished career in film and television ? and even achieved the honor of hav... Read full article
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Raymond Massey Quotes:
Adam Trask: (refusing Cal's gift of money) If you want to give me a present, give me a good life. That's something I can value.
Jonathan Brewster: Perhaps we'd better introduce ourselves. May I present Dr. Einstein.
Elaine Harper: Dr. Einstein?
Jonathan Brewster: A surgeon of great distinction... and something of a magician.
Elaine Harper: Now, I suppose you're going to tell me that you're Boris Kar...
Jonathan Brewster: I am Jonathan Brewster!
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