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Charles Laughton

Actor (1-Jul-1899 — 15-Dec-1962)


William Brown. Charles Laughton: A Pictorial Treasury of His Films. New York: Falcon Enterprises. 1970.

Michael Burrows. Charles Laughton and Fredric March. St. Austell, Cornwall, England: Primestyle. 1969. 41pp.

Simon Callow. Charles Laughton: A Difficult Actor. New York: Grove Press. 1987. 318pp.

Charles Higham. Charles Laughton: An Intimate Biography. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co.. 1976.

Elsa Lanchester. Charles Laughton and I: Mrs. Charles Laughton's Gay, Highly Unconventional Narrative of the Stage, the Movies, Her Husband, and Herself. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company. 1938. 269pp.

Kurt Singer. The Laughton Story: Biography of Charles Laughton. Philadelphia, PA: John C. Winston Company. 1954. 308pp.


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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. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  7. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.402)

  8. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.865)

  9. The Film Encyclopedia, 5th Edition (p.821)

  10. Cassell Companion to Cinema (p.323)

  11. Quinlan's Illustrated Registry of Film Stars (p.276)

  12. Chambers Film and TV Handbook (p.188)

  13. The Encyclopedia of Film (p.321)

  14. The Encyclopedia of Hollywood (p.241)

  15. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (p.498)

  16. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.425)

  17. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.290)

  18. Obituaries from the Times 1961-1970 (p.464)

  19. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.314)

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