Peter Cushing

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  • Birth Name: Peter Wilton Cushing
  • Birth Place: Kenley, Surrey, England
  • Died: August 11, 1994
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Had a talent for watercolor painting; the Fine Art Society in London presented an exhibition of his landscapes in 1958.
  • Created miniature set designs for films in which he acted.
  • Wrote two autobiographies: Peter Cushing: An Autobiography and Past Forgetting (1986) and Past Forgetting: Memoirs of the Hammer Years (1988).
  • Received the Order of the British Empire Award in 1989.
  • Broke his hip cycling in his hometown the same day he learned he would be awarded the O.B.E. He decided his cycling days were over and donated his bike to charity.
  • Actively raised funds for cancer research.
  • Was an avid book collector, painter and bird watcher.

Relationships

  • David Cushing — Brother
  • Helen Beck — Wife (deceased)

Details

  • Birth Name: Peter Wilton Cushing
  • Birth Place: Kenley, Surrey, England
  • Died: August 11, 1994
  • Profession: Actor