George Arliss

George Arliss
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George Arliss
Film: South side of the 6600 block of Hollywood Boulevard
Born George Augustus Andrews on April 10, 1868 in London, United Kingdom
Died Feb. 5, 1946 of bronchial ailment in London, United Kingdom

George Arliss was a star of the British and American stage and screen for nearly 60 years who was trademarked by his monocle, a sartorial affectation, since his youth.

Arliss was best known for his portrayal of great figures of history and became the first British actor to win an Oscar, for his role in 1929's "Disraeli."

Among his most successful films were "Alexander Hamilton," "Rothschild," "Voltaire," "The Iron Duke," "Old English," "The Man Who Played God," and "The Millionaire."

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    Academy Awards

    Year Category Work
    1929 Best Actor Disraeli Win
    1929 Best Actor The Green Goddess Nomination

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