Seymour Hicks

  • Birth Name: Edward Seymour Hicks
  • Birth Place: St. Hélier, Isle of Jersey, England
  • Died: April 6, 1949
  • Profession: Actor
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  • Wrote and starred in several musical comedies with his wife Ellaline Terriss, including Bluebell in Fairyland in 1901, The Cherry Girl and Quality Street in 1902, and The Catch of the Season in 1904.Was awarded the Croix de Guerre in 1915 for entertaining allied troops in France during World War I, and received a second Croix de Guerre for similar service during World War II.Gave Alfred Hitchcock one of his first directing jobs, after dismissing the original director of the film adaptation of his play Always Tell Your Wife in 1923.Was awarded the Legion of Honour by the French Republic in 1931 for his efforts in promoting French theater on the English stage.Most famous role was Ebenezer Scrooge from Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol which he played several times on stage and in two film adaptations - the 1913 silent film Scrooge and the 1935 film also titled Scrooge.

Relationships

  • Ellaline Terriss — Wife
  • Betty Hicks — Daughter

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