Raymond Massey

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Birthday
30, 1896
Birthplace
Toronto, Canada
Death Date
Jul 29, 1983 (86)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
30, 1896
Birthplace
Toronto, Canada
Death Date
Jul 29, 1983 (86)

About

He starred in the 1940 film, Abe Lincoln in Illinois, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Actor category. His other films include Arsenic and Old Lace and The Old Dark House.

Before Fame

He graduated from Balliol College in Oxford and joined the Canadian Army during World War I, later becoming an Army instructor at Yale University.

Trivia

He appeared in 1964 television ads for the campaign of the Republican presidential nominee Barry Goldwater of Arizona.

Family Life

He was married three times and had three children. He had Geoffrey during his first marriage with Margery Fremantle. He had Anna & Daniel during his second marriage with stage actress Adrianne Allen.

Associated With

His divorce from Adrianne Allen became the inspiration for the 1949 film, Adam's Rib, starring Katharine Hepburn.