Reginald Baker

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Birthday
8, 1884
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
Dec 2, 1953 (69)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
8, 1884
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
Dec 2, 1953 (69)

About

Legendary Australian athlete sometimes known as Snowy Baker who excelled at a variety of sports, including swimming, boxing, diving, hockey and equestrian sports. He was also a popular actor who appeared in silent films like The Enemy Within and The Shadow of Lightning Ridge.

Before Fame

He won championships in boxing and swimming while still a teenager in New South Wales.

Trivia

He coached many famous actors in horse riding, including Elizabeth Taylor and Shirley Temple.

Family Life

He was married to Ethel Mackay from 1909 until his death. His brother was rugby union player Harald Baker.

Associated With

He starred in 1920's The Shadow of Lightning Ridge, written by actress and screenwriter Bess Meredyth.