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Peter Cushing Biography

Birth Name:
Peter Wilton Cushing
Birth Place:
Kenley, Surrey, England

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
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  • 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


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