Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Remembering Anthony Dawson

Anthony Dawson was born on October 18, 1916 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He made his film debut in 1943's "They Met in the Dark" and went on to appear in such British films as "The Way of the Stars" (1945), "The Queen of Spades" (1948) and "The Wooden Horse" (1950), before he moved to the United States in the early 1950s. While there he appeared in Alfred Hitchcock's "Dial M for Murder" (1954) playing A. Swann/Captain Lesgate. He had other memorable roles after he returned to England in Hammer's "The Curse of the Werewolf" (1961) and as Professor Dent in the first James Bond film "Dr. No" (1962). Throughout his career he could be found in several Terence Young films including two more Bond Films, "From Russia With Love" (1963) and "Thunderball" (1965). During his career Dawson appeared in five Euro-westerns including his most memorable parts as Bert Cavanaugh/4 Aces in "Death Rides a Horse" (1967) and as Hyatt in "Red Sun" (1971). Dawson died of cancer on January 8, 1992 in Sussex, England. Today we remember Anthony Dawson on what would have been his 95th birthday.

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