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Claude Rains

Actor (10-Nov-1889 — 30-May-1967)


Carmella Felice. The Life and Times of Claude Rains. Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse. 2006. 275pp.

David J. Skal; with Jessica Rains. Claude Rains: An Actor's Voice. University Press of Kentucky. 2008. 320pp.

John T. Soister; Joanna Wioskowski. Claude Rains: A Comprehensive Illustrated Reference to His Work in Film, Stage, Radio, Television and Recordings. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co.. 1999. 266pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Random House Dictionary of World Biography (p.415)

  7. The Film Encyclopedia, 5th Edition (p.1155)

  8. Cassell Companion to Cinema (p.456)

  9. Quinlan's Illustrated Registry of Film Stars (p.382)

  10. The Encyclopedia of Film (p.441)

  11. The Encyclopedia of Hollywood (p.333)

  12. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (p.709)

  13. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.4, pp.168-70)

  14. Obituaries from the Times 1961-1970 (p.654)

  15. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.302)

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