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Halliwell Hobbes (16 November 1877; Stratford-upon-Avonmarker – 20 February 1962; Santa Monica, Californiamarker) was an English actor. He died of a heart attack.


His stage debut was in Sir Frank Benson's company in 1898, playing in Shakespearean rep alongside actors such as Ellen Terry and Mrs Patrick Campbell. His earliest American work was as an actor and director from 1906, before moving to Hollywoodmarker in early 1929 (aged 52) to play old mens' roles such as clerics, butlers, doctors, lords and diplomats. Receiving fewer film roles during the 1940s (though he still managed to have been in over 100 films by 1949), he moved back to Broadwaymarker by mid 1940, appearing in "Romeo and Juliet" as Lord Capulet and continuing there until late 1955. By 1950 he had moved to American television in the diverse Playhouse format. He married Nancie B. Marsland. He increased the sunkeness of his cheeks by having his four 12-year-molars removed. On his death from a heart attack he was buried at the Chapel of the Pines Crematory in Los Angeles.


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