Character actor, Terry-Thomas, was born Thomas Terry Hoar Stevens on Jul 14, 1911 in London, England. Thomas died at the age of 78 on Jan 8, 1990 in Godalming, England .
Gap-toothed, dark-haired, mustachioed British comedian whose exaggerated upper-crust accent, benign but foxy expression and long cigarette holder were all part of the act. He started as a dance extra, but in post-war years gained a reputation as a stand-up comic (always prefacing his act with "How do you do") before successfully tackling character comedy on film, alternately playing blustering idiots and wily rogues. In poor health in his last years. Died from Parkinson's Disease.(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Character Actors: an Illustrated Directory).
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Charles Firbank: Good God. Doesn't speak English? And yet, on the other hand, if one will go around marrying persons who pop out of cakes, it's bound to be, well, rather catch as catch can, isn't it, sir?
Lord Henry Mayley: I've always considered murder to be rather un-English. I mean, one's got to draw the line somewhere, hasn't one?
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