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  Charles Laughton - MSN Encarta
Charles Laughton (1899-1962), English-born American actor, one of the most popular and versatile character actors of his time.
Laughton made his London stage debut in 1926 in The Government Inspector, by Russian writer Nikolay Gogol.
Laughton married English-born actress Elsa Lanchester in 1929.
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 Charles Laughton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Laughton took a stab at directing a movie, and the result was the legendary The Night of the Hunter (1955), starring Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters and Lillian Gish.
Laughton is interred in the Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills Cemetery in Los Angeles, California.
Charles Laughton is caricatured as the prefect (and the villain) in the comic Asterix and the Golden Sickle.
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 Charles Laughton Biography
A large actor in every sense, Laughton's appearance barred him from romantic leads, but the scale of his performance in character leads like Bligh in Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) or Ruggles in Ruggles of Red Gap (1935) left very little room on the screen for anyone else.
Laughton's performance in Henry VIII has been noted for the sexual innocence of its raunchiness, which John Grierson attributed to the vitality and vulgarity of the music-hall tradition.
Laughton continued his theatrical career throughout his life, collaborating for three years with Bertolt Brecht in the first production of Galileo, directed in 1947 by Joseph Losey.
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 glbtq >> arts >> Laughton, Charles
Charles Laughton was a distinguished Anglo-American stage and screen actor and director, as well as a noted orator and story-teller.
Deeply ashamed of his desires, Laughton died at the age of 62 without having ever publicly discussed or declared his homosexuality--a state of affairs that was pretty much the norm for individuals of his generation.
Laughton's passionate performances almost certainly were motivated by an attempt to capture the love and admiration of audiences, qualities he believed were impossible for him to attain in his personal life.
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 charles laughton | biography (1899-1962)
Laughton's is one of the most interesting and troubled careers in the cinema.
Robert Mitchum (who said that Laughton was the best director he worked for), but the Hans Anderson-like clarity of the conception, the extraordinary mythic precision, ad the ease with which the film moves from nightmare to lyric - those great virtues come from Laughton.
Laughton was married from 1929 to his death to actress Elsa Lanchester, with whom he occasionally appeared.
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 Charles Laughton + George Sand
It was on this date, July 1, 1899, that English-American actor Charles Laughton was born in Scarborough, Yorkshire.
Biographer Simon Callow (Charles Laughton: a Difficult Actor,1987) says Laughton's brothers invited a procession of priests to attend the dying man, as he lay drugged and gasping for air.
Laughton mused, "I wish they were more intelligent." His wife opposed any attempt to trick him "into endorsing something he had vehemently denounced all his adult life" (p.
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 Anecdote - Charles Laughton - Laughton & Breen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Charles Laughton, accompanied by producer Erich Pommer, director Garson Kanin, and screenwriter Robert Ardrey, visited Breen to discuss the matter.
Laughton, you may have a point there," Breen remarked after a moment, and allowed the scene to stay in the picture.
Laughton, Charles (1899-1962) American actor [noted for his roles in such films as The Sign of the Cross (1932), Mutiny on the Bounty (1935), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939), and Hobson's Choice (1954)]
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 Charles Laughton - Alfred Hitchcock DVD Wiki
Charles Laughton was a British-born American stage and film actor.
Charles Laughton had one job as a director, and the result was the legendary "The Night of the Hunter" (1955), starring Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters and Lillian Gish.
She claims that as a result of this, she decided not to have children with him, a decision which caused great grief to Laughton, as he longed to become a father.
www.daveyp.com /hitchcock/wiki/Charles_Laughton   (665 words)

  
 Charles Laughton: A History of Horror
His wife, Elsa, also entered the horror hall of fame when, in 1935, she appeared in The Bride of Frankenstein as both Mary Shelley and the female monster created as a mate for Boris Karloff's creature.
Laughton's portrayal of Quasimodo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame was as memorable as Lon Chaney's original.
In 1951 he appeared in his last horror film, The Strange Door (Joseph Pevney), and in 1954 he directed Night of the Hunter, an excellent film noir about two children pursued through a dream-like landscape by the man who has murdered their mother, which was spoilt only by its overly sentimental ending.
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 Laughton Charles - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Laughton, Charles (1899-1962), English-born American actor, born in Scarborough, and educated at Stonyhurst College and at the...
This obituary for Charles Laughton appeared in The Times on December 17, 1962.
A historic collaboration with Bertolt Brecht and Charles Laughton on the English-language text and production of the former's Life of Galileo...
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 CHARLES LAUGHTON: A BRIEF BIOGRAPHY
Charles and Elsa made their first voyage to the United States in September, 1931, as Charles was hired to reprise his London theatrical role of William Marble in "Payment Deferred" for the American stage.
A few recordings were made of Charles' readings and anecdotes, but all are apparently out of print.
Charles was buried 17 December, 1962 at Forest Lawn Cemetary, Hollywood, California.
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 Charles Laughton News
She was born in Ranelagh, Ireland, on August 17, 1920, as Maureen FitzSimons, the second oldest child of Charles and Marguerita FitzSimons.
Of the many images that the prolific actor and director Charles Laughton left behind in his relatively brief lifetime--production stills, head shots, off-the-cuff newspaper photographs--the most effective are...
MY father, a good man with a knife and fork, said that one of his role models as a boy was Charles Laughton in "The Private Life of Henry VIII." It wasn't Laughton's acting in that 1933 classic or the king's...
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 Amazon.ca: The Hunchback of Notre Dame: DVD: William Dieterle,Charles Laughton,Cedric Hardwicke,Thomas Mitchell,Maureen ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Charles Laughton's performance as Quasimodo, the misshapen protagonist, is every bit as moving as Lon Chaney's work in the earlier silent film.
Charles Laughton's performance of Quasimodo is excellent, instilling not only sympathy for the character, but also a sense of how the character's deformity caused him to be abused by not only the common people, but by a clergyman also.
Unlike Lon Chaney's completely barbaric figure, Laughton's interpretation of Quasimodo is the type of character from a nightmare dropped into reality (of a sort); his portrayal tends to nudge the audience, making it aware of his own quintessential humanity - so much so - that what we see ultimately becomes a sentimental conception.
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 Biography for Charles Laughton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Robert Mitchum once stated that Laughton was the best director he had ever worked for, ironic in that Laughton never directed another movie after The Night of the Hunter (1955) with Mitchum.
Because of his disdain for them and the fact that he had to work with them in The Night of the Hunter (1955), most of the scenes with the children were directed by star Robert Mitchum, who had three children of his own.
According to Maureen O'Hara, however, Laughton once told her that not having children was his biggest regret, and that it was because Elsa could not bear children as a result of an botched abortion she had early in her career while performing burlesque.
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 Charles Laughton @ Filmbug UK
Charles Laughton was an English stage and film actor.
Laughton had one stint as a director, and the result was the legendary The Night of the Hunter (1955), starring Robert Mitchum and Lillian Gish.
This movie is often cited among critics as one of the best movies of the 1950s; unfortunately, it was a box-office flop.
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 Charles Laughton (1899-1962), Actor
Born in Scarborough on 1st July 1899, Laughton followed his father into the hotel trade before studying at RADA in the mid-1920s.
In 1932 Laughton and his wife, actress Elsa Lanchester, moved to Hollywood and his fame as a character actor was quickly established.
Among his most famous roles are Henry VIII (for which he was the first Briton to receive an Oscar), Rembrandt and Captain Bligh of the Bounty, but he is probably most enduringly remembered as Quasimodo, the Hunchback of Notre Dame.
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 Amazon.co.uk: Hobson's Choice [1954]: Video: Charles Laughton,John Mills,David Lean,Brenda De Banzie,Daphne ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Charles Laughton stars as Henry Hobson, a hard-drinking, self-opinionated, middle-class Victorian businessman.
Laughton plays his best part as the ogre of a father (come father-in-law).
John Mills shows his talent for comedy as the reluctant object of her affection and Charles Laughton excels as her stubborn and drunken father.
www.amazon.co.uk /Hobsons-Choice-Charles-Laughton/dp/B00004CJ84   (889 words)

  
 The Night Of The Hunter (1955)
Although one of the greatest American films of all time, the imaginatively-chilling, experimental, sophisticated work was idiosyncratic, film noirish, avante garde, dream-like expressionistic and strange, and it was both ignored and misunderstood at the time of its release.
Told with inventive, stylized, timeless and dark film noirish images, symbolism and visual poetry, it blends both a pastoral setting with dream-like creatures, fanatical characters, imperiled children during a river journey, a wicked guardian/adult, and salvation and redemption in the form of a old farm woman, 'fairy godmother' rather than a saintly Bible-totin' Preacher.
From its start, the film is designed to have the special feeling of a child's nightmare, including the difficult keeping of a secret, and a magical journey to safety - all told from a child's point of view.
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 Charles Laughton page in Classic Horror Players Directory
Laughton's story and one other are directed by Ernst Lubitsch with his usual touch; others are directed by James Cruze, H. Bruce Humberstone, Norman McLeod, Stephen Roberts, William A. Seiter, Norman Taurog and Lothar Mendes.
With Charles Ruggles, Mary Boland, Zasu Pitts, Roland Young and Leila Hyams.
As brilliant but impoverished composer "Charles Smith," experiencing the worst night of his life (and the greatest) because of a tailcoat in the episodic comedy-drama Tales of Manhattan (1942), directed by Julien Duvivier.
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 Charles Laughton Trivia -- notstarring.com
Laughton was cast as Col. Nicholson, but had to drop up due to health reasons.
Laughton had difficulty finding the title character and clashed with director Josef von Sternberg.
Note: This Charles Laughton trivia and all movie trivia on notstarring.com is provided for entertainment purposes only.
www.notstarring.com /actors/laughton-charles   (219 words)

  
 Charles Laughton Bust as Quasimodo sculptured Life Mask
Charles Laughton Bust as Quasimodo sculptured Life Mask
(1899- 1962) Laughton received his training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.
This mask is enhanced to create a very impressive display.
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 Charles Laughton - Best Actor: MovieActors.com
Charles Laugton received his Oscar for playing the 16th century British monarch in this grand historical drama.
Laugton studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, played on the English Stage and made his Broadway bow in 1931.
Charles Laugton was married to actress Elsa Lanchester (who played Anne of Cleves).
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 Charles Laughton Current Month TV Schedule
Starring Norma Shearer, Fredric March, Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Sullivan, Katharine Alexander, Ian Wolfe, Ralph Forbes, Una O'Connor, Ferdinand Munier, Leo G Carroll.
Starring Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Hara, Cedric Hardwicke, Thomas Mitchell, Edmond O'Brien, Alan Marshal, Walter Hampden, Harry Davenport, George Zucco, Fritz Leiber.
Starring Charles Boyer, Rita Hayworth, Ginger Rogers, Henry Fonda, Charles Laughton, Edward G Robinson, Paul Robeson, Ethel Waters, J Carrol Naish, Elsa Lanchester.
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 Charles Laughton - Channel 4 Film
The character actor of character actors, Laughton is remembered for his brilliant portrayal of the king in Alexander Korda's The Private Life Of Henry VIII (1933).
He began life as a hotel manager before moving to acting, and was one of the pioneers of the West End-to-BroadwayHollywood route to fame.
Richard L Breen, Walter Bullock, Ivan Goff, Ben Hecht, Nunnally Johnson, Charles Lederer, Ben Roberts, Lamar Trotti
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 Charles Laughton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Portly, versatile English stage and screen actor who made his New York theater debut in 1931's "Payment Deferred" and began a successful Hollywood career the following year.
The gifted Laughton became one of the most popular actors of the 1930s and 40s, giving some of his greatest performances playing everything from self-indulgent monarchs ("The Private Life of Henry VIII" 1933) to selfless butlers ("Ruggles of Red Gap" 1935) to modest murderers ("The Suspect" 1945) to "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" (1939)....
Charles Laughton: A Difficult Actor - (Himself (archival footage) / / Released /)
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 Charles Laughton - Wonkette   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Hillary, and, of course, the films of preeminent character actor Charles Laughton.
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 The Official Charles Laughton Website
Here you shall find everything you would ever want to know about this legendary, Academy Award-winning actor.
Laughton loved all things associated with the Japanese culture, I have dedicated the ambiance of this site to his passion and his fulfillment of a life long wish to visit Japan, which he achieved in 1960.
Heaven & Hell To Play With: The Filming of The Night of The Hunter
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