Ronald Colman

  • Birth Name: Ronald Charles Colman
  • Birth Place: Richmond, Surrey, England
  • Died: May 19, 1958
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Served during World War I with the London Scottish Regiment.
  • Moved to the U.S. in 1920.
  • Successfully transitioned from silent films to talkies, thanks to his exceptional speaking voice. 
  • Had to shave off his trademark moustache for his role as Sydney Carton in A Tale of Two Cities (1935).
  • Frequent guest voice, with second wife Benita Hume, on the radio version of The Jack Benny Show; he and Hume later had their own radio show, The Halls of Ivy. 
  • One-time owner of the San Ysidro Ranch resort in Santa Barbara, CA.

Awards

  • 1947, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 1948, Golden Globe — Actor in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 1942, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1930, Oscar — Best Actor: Nominee

Relationships

  • Marjory Read Fraser Colman — Mother
  • Thelma Raye — Ex-wife
  • Benita Hume — Wife
  • Juliet Benita Colman — Daughter
  • Charles Colman — Father

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  • Birth Name: Ronald Charles Colman
  • Birth Place: Richmond, Surrey, England
  • Died: May 19, 1958
  • Profession: Actor