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Ronald Colman
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Birth Date:February 9, 1891
Astrology Sign:Aquarius
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Birth Name:Ronald Charles Colman
Birth Place:Richmond, Surrey, England
Died Date:May 19, 1958


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Ronald Colman

Biography:Ronald Colman (9 February 1891 - 19 May 1958) was an English actor.

Born in Richmond, Surrey, England, Colman discovered acting while at school.

He intended to attend Cambridge University to study engineering, but his father's death put an end to that.

He served in World War I, where he was seriously wounded at the Battle of Messines. Following the war, he began to appear on the London stage.

In 1922, he appeared on Broadway in the hit play La Tendresse. Director Henry King saw him, and cast him in the 1923 film, The White Sister, opposite Lillian Gish.

He became a very popular silent film star in both romantic and adventure films. Later, he successfully made the transition to "talkies" because of his elegant and sonorous speaking voice.

His first major talkie success was in 1930, when he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for two roles — Condemned and Bulldog Drummond.

He appeared in The Prisoner of Zenda and Lost Horizon in 1937, If I Were King in 1938, and The Talk of the Town (1941). He won the Oscar in 1948 for A Double Life.

Beginning in 1945, Colman made many guest appearances on The Jack Benny Program on radio, alongside his wife, Benita Hume.

Their comedy work as Benny's next-door neighbors led to their own radio comedy, The Halls of Ivy from 1950 to 1952;, the series transitioned to television in 1954. They had one daughter, Juliet.

Academy Awards and Nominations

1948 Won A Double Life 1943 Nominated Random Harvest 1930 Nominated Bulldog Drummond 1930 Nominated Condemned He has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one for motion pictures at 6801 Hollywood Blvd. and one for television at 1625 Vine Street.

Ronald Colman died on 19 May 1958, aged 67, from a lung infection in Santa Barbara, California and was interred in the Santa Barbara Cemetery.

Preceded by: Fredric March for The Best Years of Our Lives Academy Award for Best Actor 1947 Succeeded by: Laurence Olivier for Hamlet

Achievements: (Filmography)
A Double Life (1947)
Random Harvest (1943)
Stella Dallas (1937)
Lost Horizon (1937)
Bulldog Drummond (1929)

Personality and Character Cards:
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Ronald Colman's Personality Tarot Card The Empress - Personality Card

Birthday: February 9, 1891

Abundance, fruitfulness and fertility; perhaps marriage or children.

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Ronald Colman's Growth Tarot Card The Fool

Birthday: February 9, 2018

The beginning of a cycle or an adventure; a risk must be taken.




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