Sophisticated actor who starred in the Pink Panther detective comedies.
After leaving the army service, he unsuccessfully worked as a whisky salesman and horse rodeo promoter.
He acted in the film adaptation of Around the World in 80 Days.
After a two-week romance, he married his first wife Primula Susan Rollo in 1940; they stayed together until her tragic death in 1946.
He starred in The Bishop's Wife with Cary Grant.