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Charles Laughton

Charles LaughtonBorn: 1-Jul-1899
Birthplace: Victoria Hotel, Scarborough, Yorkshire, England
Died: 15-Dec-1962
Location of death: Hollywood, CA
Cause of death: Cancer - Kidney [1]
Remains: Buried, Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Hollywood Hills, CA

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Gay
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Island of Lost Souls

Military service: British Army (WWI, gassed)


[1] Per physician's note on death certificate, "metastatic renal carcinoma."

Father: Robert Laughton
Mother: Elizabeth Conlon
Wife:
Elsa Lanchester (actress, m. 1929, she states in her autobiography that he is gay)

    High School: Stonyhurst College, Lancashire, England (a Jesuit school)

    Oscar for Best Actor 1934 for The Private Life of Henry VIII
    Hollywood Walk of Fame 1750 Vine St.
    Cholecystectomy (Aug-1960)
    Naturalized US Citizen 1950
    Spine Surgery Cedars Sinai (30-Jul-1962)
    Risk Factors: Obesity

    FILMOGRAPHY AS DIRECTOR
    The Night of the Hunter (19-Feb-1955)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Advise and Consent (6-Jun-1962) · Sen. Seabright Cooley
    Spartacus (6-Oct-1960) · Gracchus
    Under Ten Flags (1960)
    Witness for the Prosecution (Dec-1957) · Sir Wilfrid
    Hobson's Choice (19-Apr-1954) · Henry Hobson
    Young Bess (21-May-1953) · King Henry
    Salome (13-Feb-1953)
    Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd (27-Dec-1952) · Capt. William Kidd
    O. Henry's Full House (19-Sep-1952)
    The Strange Door (8-Dec-1951) · Alain de Maletroit
    The Blue Veil (26-Oct-1951)
    The Man on the Eiffel Tower (19-Jan-1950)
    The Bribe (3-Feb-1949) · J. J. Bealer
    The Girl from Manhattan (1-Oct-1948) · The Bishop
    The Big Clock (9-Apr-1948)
    Arch of Triumph (17-Feb-1948) · Haake
    The Paradine Case (31-Dec-1947) · Judge Lord Thomas Horfield
    Because of Him (18-Jan-1946)
    Captain Kidd (22-Nov-1945) · Capt. William Kidd
    The Suspect (Dec-1944)
    The Canterville Ghost (22-May-1944) · Sir Simon de Canterville
    The Man from Down Under (4-Aug-1943)
    This Land Is Mine (17-Mar-1943) · Albert Lory
    Forever and a Day (21-Jan-1943)
    Stand by for Action (31-Dec-1942) · Rear Adm. Stephen Thomas
    Tales of Manhattan (5-Aug-1942)
    The Tuttles of Tahiti (29-Apr-1942) · Jonas
    It Started with Eve (26-Sep-1941)
    They Knew What They Wanted (19-Oct-1940)
    The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1-Sep-1939) · Quasimodo
    Jamaica Inn (15-May-1939)
    Sidewalks of London (18-Oct-1938) · Charles Saggers
    The Beachcomber (4-Mar-1938)
    Rembrandt (6-Nov-1936) · Rembrandt
    Mutiny on the Bounty (8-Nov-1935) · Bligh
    Les MisÚrables (3-Apr-1935) · Javert
    Ruggles of Red Gap (19-Feb-1935)
    The Barretts of Wimpole Street (8-Sep-1934) · Edward Moulton-Barrett
    White Woman (10-Nov-1933)
    The Private Life of Henry VIII (17-Aug-1933) · Henry VIII
    Island of Lost Souls (12-Jan-1933) · Dr. Moreau
    The Sign of the Cross (3-Dec-1932)
    If I Had a Million (2-Dec-1932)
    Payment Deferred (7-Nov-1932)
    The Old Dark House (20-Oct-1932) · Sir William Porterhouse
    Devil and the Deep (12-Aug-1932)
    Piccadilly (1-Jun-1929) · Diner


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