Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Born Today November 11: Roland Young


Although born in London, England, he passed away in New York City here in the US on 5 June 1953.  He was cremated and urned in private hands:  family member most likely.

Although most famous as the character of "Mr. Topper" that first appears in Topper  (1937) where is hilariously tormented by the ghosts of George and Marion Kerby (Cary Grant and Constance Bennett), he got his start in films in the silent era, in 1922, in fact, playing Dr. Watson to John Barrymore's Sherlock Holmes.  

Mr. Topper!

Wikipedia (at the bottom of his Wikipedia page has an impressive list of interesting links!)

Young and Barrymore in Sherlock Holmes  (1922)

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