Brother of actor Patrick Aherne.
Brother-in-law of Broadway producer Alfred de Liagre, Jr.
Educated Edgbaston, Birmingham, England and at Malvern College, Worcestshire.
First appeared on stage in America in 1931 in The Barretts of Wimpole Street.
Had a pilot's license and owned a plane.
He had a step-daughter, Leonie Labrot Gately. She had five sons: Peter, Terry, William, Timothy and Scott.
His wife, Eleanor, was born in 1910 and died in December of 2000.
Studied Architecture following child acting career but returned to the stage in 1923 in revival of Paddy the Next Best Thing at the Savoy Theatre, London.
Trained as a child at the Italia Conti's School in London, making his stage debut aged 9 in Birmingham.