Tuesday, 15 February 2011
Hollywood claimed him and films included Anna and The King of Siam (1946) and The Ghost and Mrs Muir (1947) (which I remember watching with a fairly unemotional female work colleague one rainy afternoon until she burst into quite astonishing and uncontrollable tears at the end!).
Bell, Book and Candle was a further stage play (1950) and there were parts in several plays by George Bernard Shaw, leading to My Fair Lady, a musical adaptation of Pygmalion on stage in NY and London between 1956-1959 (my parents saw it just after they were married). He took his second Tony award and the Oscar for best actor for the film performance in 1964. For many years he had kept a villa at Portofino, Italy, where he enjoyed spening time with his six wives. He has been cited, by Archie Leach, as one of the influences in his creation and development of Cary Grant.
In this picture he is with Jack Warner and Audrey Hepburn: all very sveldt.
Posted by NJS at 07:43