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Donald Crisp – biography
Donald Crisp – British actor, writer, director and producer. Donald was born (birth name George) on the outskirts of London, July 27, 1882 in a large Scottish family. He received a good education and graduated from the University of Oxford. After this is the tenth Hussars and even participates in the Anglo-Boer War. In 1906 he decides to move to live in the United States. During the trip on the ship, he made his debut there with musical numbers, what caught the attention of a famous impresario John S. Fischer, invited me to work. Through influential protégé he soon took part in the opera tour in the United States and Cuba.
Since 1910, Crisp changes name to Donald and decides to give serious attention to the art of acting. It works with the famous theater director of the time, George M. Cohen. Later he met with director David Wark Griffith, with whom in 1912 he moved to Hollywood to try his luck in movies. With Griffith Crispus had a long and fruitful activity from 1908 to 1930. During this time he has appeared in more than a hundred films and took nine of his own paintings. Although he did not have a big role, but there were exceptions: “Birth of a Nation” in 1915 and “Broken Blossoms” in 1919. When beginning World War I, Donald Crisp begins to serve in the British Intelligence Department.
After 1930, a new stage career, Donald Crisp. This year, he shot his last film – “The Runaway Bride” – and ceases to be engaged in directing, explaining that he was tired fulfill all the requirements of producers and shoot anybody. However, despite that in the next decade opened fully acting talent Donald Crisp. During this period, he starred in such films as: “Mutiny on the” Bounty “” 1935, “Attack Light Horse” 1936, “The Amazing Dr. Klitterhaus” 1938, “Wuthering Heights” in 1939 and “Sea Hawk” in 1940 .
With the onset of World War II, he re-enters the US and dosluzhivaetsya ranks to colonel. In 40-ies. He lifted a little, but plays in 1941, one of his best roles in the movie “How Green Was My Valley.” For this role, Donald Crisp gets the Oscar. In 50-ies. becoming one of the most influential people in American cinema, he is the chairman of the company «Bank of America» and is engaged in producing. Last time in the movie appears in the 1963 film “Spencer Mountain,” where he plays with Henry Fonda. Donald Crisp died May 25, 1974 and was buried in Glendale, California. The actor has been married twice. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Place of birth: Great Britain, London
Date of Birth: July 27, 1882