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Character actor, Reginald Owen, was born John Reginald Owen on Aug 5, 1887 in Wheathampstead, England. Owen died at the age of 85 on Nov 5, 1972 in Boise, ID and was laid to rest in Morris Hill Cemetery in Boise, Ada County, ID.

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A Study in Scarlet (1933) – with and Anna May Wong

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Reginald Owen Quotes:

Thorpe Athelny: I don't think women ougth to sit down at table with men.
Philip Carey: Oh! Don't you? Why not?
Thorpe Athelny: It ruins conversation. I'm sure it's very bad for them. It puts ideas in their heads. And women are never at ease with themselves when they have ideas.
Philip Carey: You sound like the old voice of England.
Thorpe Athelny: I am sir. And this is fine old Yorkshire pudding that gives me the strength to carry on.


Henry Arbuthnot: [after explosion] I am convinced that a bath in Italy is somewhere between a public function and an eruption of Vesuvius.


Sir Henry Carmel: So many of these foreigners have foreign names.


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Known for his vast portrayals of fictional and non-fictional fellows. Played Dr. Watson in Sherlock Holmes (1932), and then played the super-sleuth himself in A Study in Scarlet (1933), thus making him the only actor to play both roles. Also played King Louis XV in three different films.

Graduated from Tree's Academy of Dramatic Art.

Returned to Broadway in 1972, the year he died, in the Phil Silvers-led production of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.".

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