Richard Bird (actor)
Liverpool, Lancashire, England
28 September 1986 (aged 91)|
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Richard Bird (1894 – 28 September 1986) was an English actor and director of stage and screen. Born George, Bird took the stage name Richard Bird after being nicknamed "Dickie" by his theatre colleagues.
After working in a newspaper office for a year he made his stage debut as a member of the Liverpool Repertory Company in 1917. He went on to appear on both the London and American stage, making his film debut in some silent shorts during 1919.
He appeared in films throughout the 1930s and 1940s, mostly in comedic roles. His most memorable film performances were as Richard French in the supernatural Ealing drama The Halfway House and as Arthur the ghost in the comedy Don't Take It to Heart (both 1944). He made his last film in 1949 but carried on acting in television until the 1960s.
- Tilly of Bloomsbury (1931)
- Impromptu (1932)
- The Water Gipsies (1932)
- Nine till Six (1932)
- The Great Defender (1934)
- The Crouching Beast (1935)
- Sensation (1936)
- Bulldog Drummond at Bay (1937)
- I'll Walk Beside You (1943)
- Don't Take It to Heart (1944)
- The Halfway House (1944)
- Forbidden (1949)
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