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Reginald Owen
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    (August 5, 1887-November 5, 1972)
    Born in Wheathampstead, England, United Kingdom
    Birth name was John Reginald Owen
    Appeared in the films 'The Letter' (1929), 'Sherlock Holmes' (1932), 'A Study in Scarlet' (1933), 'Of Human Bondage' (1934), 'A Tale of Two Cities' (1935), 'Rose Marie' (1936), 'A Christmas Carol' (1938), 'Woman of the Year' (1942), 'Mrs. Miniver' (1942), 'Random Harvest' (1942), 'National Velvet' (1944), 'Captain Kidd' (1945), 'The Three Musketeers' (1948), 'Five Weeks in a Balloon' (1962), 'The Thrill of It All' (1963), 'Mary Poppins' (1964) and 'Bedknobs and Broomsticks' (1971)
    Appeared on Broadway in 'The Importance of Being Earnest' (1926), 'The Three Musketeers' (1928), 'Through the Years' (1932), 'Affairs of State' (1950) and 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum' (1972)
    He was erroneously reported dead due to a mix-up with reports of the death of William Jennings Bryan's son-in-law, Major Reginald Owen (1927).
    He was married three times, divorced twice.
    Although he portrayed Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson and Scrooge, he was overshadowed in those roles by Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce and Alastair Sim, respectively.
    He was cast as Scrooge in 'A Christmas Carol' only because Lionel Barrymore had to drop out at the last minute after breaking his hip.
    He was one of Hollywood's busiest character actors, appearing in over a hundred films.
    He is the only (as of 2011) actor to have portrayed both Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in the movies.
    In addition to portraying Holmes in 'A Study in Scarlet,' he was a co-author of the screenplay.

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