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Ray Milland Biography

Birth Name:
Reginald Alfred Truscott-Jones
Birth Place:
Neath, Wales
Actor, director

Fast Facts

  • Chose Milland as his stage name in honor of his hometown in Wales, where as a child he fished in a stream by an old mill
  • Was the first Welsh actor to win an Oscar, for his performance as the alcoholic Don Birnam in The Lost Weekend


  • 1976Emmy-Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 1953Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 1946Golden Globe-Actor in a Leading Role: winner
  • 1946Cannes Film Festival-International Grand Prix For Best Actor: winner
  • 1945Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: winner
  • 1945National Board of Review-Best Actor: winner


  • Victoria Francesca Graham -- Daughter
  • Alfred Jones -- Father
  • Elizabeth Annie -- Mother
  • Daniel Milland -- Son
  • Mal Weber Milland -- Wife