Date of birth: 01/03/1907 Year
Age: 79 years
Place of birth: Neath, Wales, United Kingdom
Date of death: 10.03.1986 Year
Place of death: Torrance, California, USA
Height: 188 cm
Ray Milland – March 10, 1986) – American actor and director, winner of the “Oscar” for Best Actor in 1945.
Ray Milland, born Reginald Alfred John Tryuskott-Jones, born January 3, 1905 in the town of Neath in Wales in the family, Alfred Jones and Elizabeth Annie. Before starting her acting career, he served four years in the horse cavalry, and then moved to London, where he made his debut on the stage. There he saw a Hollywood talent scout, Ray Milland and then moved to the United States and signed a contract with Paramount Pictures.
After the outbreak of World War II, Ray Milland tried to join the ranks of volunteers USAF, but was not accepted because of an injury of his left hand. Yet in 1944 he was enlisted in the army, but as aviainstruktora to military bases in the Pacific.
In 1939 Milland starred in “The Imperial Hotel”, where there was a scene riding a horse. Ray, as a professional rider, insisted that he will fulfill it without understudy, but while filming his jump on a horse was unsuccessful – Milland fell were near the small decorations. With multiple fractures, he was taken to hospital, where he stayed for a few weeks. Another unpleasant incident occurred to him in 1942 on the set of the film “Inherit the Wind”, where the character Milland had to have curly hair. To do this, the studio persuaded Ray to use hot tongs with which he was always straight hair curled. Over the years, Milland often complained that because of this process, he became prematurely balding and had prematurely dislodged from the main roles in the secondary.
In the early 1940s it has been Milland major roles in such films as “Arise, my love,” “I need wings”, “Mayor and the baby”, “Eternity and a day” and “Ministry of Fear.”
The peak of his career was in 1945 when he was awarded the “Oscar” for Best Actor in the film “Lost Weekend.” His speech at the Academy Awards ceremony was the shortest in the history of Ray Milland simply bowed and disappeared from the scene. The same role brought him the prize “Golden Globe” and the “Prize of the Cannes Film Festival.”
In 1951, he appeared with Gene Tierney in “close to my heart,” tells the story of a couple that wants to adopt a child. In 1954, Ray starred in Alfred Hitchcock’s “In the case of the murder, dial” M “”, where his partner was Grace Kelly.
In addition aktrёskoy work in film, Ray, and I was also involved in directing. Since the mid-1950s he took five feature films, including “The panic in year zero.”
Since the beginning of 1960 Milland mostly appeared on television, where he also achieved great success. Sometimes he still continued to appear on the silver screen, where he had roles in “Faster, let’s get married,” “Love Story”, “Escape to Witch Mountain,” “Oliver’s Story” and “Sea Dragon”.
In 1932 Milland married Mariel Webber, who bore him two children. Their marriage lasted until the death of Milland 10 March 1986. He died of lung cancer in the city of Torrance, California, at the age of 81. For his contribution to film and television, Ray Milland was awarded two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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