Claude Rains

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Birthday
10, 1889
Birthplace
England
Death Date
May 30, 1967 (77)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
10, 1889
Birthplace
England
Death Date
May 30, 1967 (77)

About

Four-time Oscar nominee who starred as Captain Louis Renault in Casablanca and as the title character in the 1933 film The Invisible Man.

Before Fame

He grew up in the world of theater and made his stage debut in Nell of Old Drury at the age of eleven. He caught the eye of Herbert Beerbohm Tree, founder of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, who paid for his elocution classes.

Trivia

He won a Tony Award in 1951 for his performance in Darkness at Noon, and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the films Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Casablanca, Mr. Skeffington, and Notorious.

Family Life

He married six times; his only child, Jessica Rains, was the product of his marriage to fourth wife Frances Propper.

Associated With

He co-starred with Humphrey Bogart in the iconic film Casablanca.