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Lionel Jeffries
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Actor
    (June 10, 1926-February 19, 2010)
    Born in London, United Kingdom
    Actor/director/screenwriter
    Appeared in the films 'The Quartermass Xperiment' (1955), 'The Colditz Story' (1955), 'Lust for Life' (1957), 'Doctor at Large' (1957), 'Up the Creek' (1958), 'Further Up the Creek' (1958), 'Two Way Stretch' (1960), 'The Trials of Oscar Wilde' (1960), 'Operation Snatch' (1962), 'Call Me Bwana' (1963), 'Murder Ahoy!' (1964), 'You Must Be Joking!' (1965), 'Camelot' (1967), 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' (1968), 'Royal Flash' (1975), 'The Prisoner of Zenda' (1975), 'Better Late Than Never' (1982) and 'A Chorus of Disapproval' (1988)
    Wrote and directed 'The Railway Children' (1970), 'The Amazing Mr. Blunden' (1972), 'Wombling Free' (1977) and 'The Water Babies' (1978)
    He was typecast as English eccentrics.
    Because he went prematurely bald, he often played characters older than himself; for example, in 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,' he played Dick Van Dyke's father despite being six months younger than Van Dyke.
    He said, 'I tried a toupee once, but it looked like a dead moth on a boiled egg.'
    He won the Burma Star for his service in World War II.
    He was married to Eileen Mary Walsh for 59 years until his death.
    Director Michael Winner said, 'He was one of the greatest comic actors this country ever possessed. He could make any line interesting and comedic.'

Credit: C. Fishel


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