Claude Rains

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  • Birth Name: William Claude Rains
  • Birth Place: London, England
  • Died: May 30, 1967
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Began acting at the age of 11, when he appeared in a London theater production of Nell of Old Drury.
  • Served in the London Scottish Regiment during World War I.
  • After the war, taught at London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art for several years.
  • Distinctive voice led to his casting in the title role of his first film, a 1933 adaptation of H.G. Wells' The Invisible Man.
  • Final film role was King Herod in the 1965 Biblical epic The Greatest Story Ever Told.

Awards

  • 1946, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1951, Tony — Actor (Dramatic): Winner
  • 1944, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1943, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1939, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee

Relationships

  • Frederick Rains — Father
  • Rosemary Clark Schrode — Wife
  • Jessica Rains — Daughter
  • Agi Jambor — Ex-wife
  • Isabel Jeans — Ex-wife
  • Frances Propper — Ex-wife
  • Emily Rains — Mother
  • Marie Hemingway — Ex-wife
  • Beatrix Thomson — Ex-wife

Details

  • Birth Name: William Claude Rains
  • Birth Place: London, England
  • Died: May 30, 1967
  • Profession: Actor