James Stephenson


James Stephenson

Infobox actor
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name = James Stephenson



imagesize = 200px
caption = in the trailer for
"The Letter" (1940)
birthname =
birthdate = birth date|1889|4|14|mf=y
location = Selby, United Kingdom
deathdate = death date and age|1941|7|29|1889|4|14|mf=y, aged age|1889|4|14|1941|7|29
deathplace = Pacific Palisades, California. U.S.

James Stephenson (April 14, 1889 – July 29, 1941) was an actor.

British stage actor James Stephenson made his film debut in 1937 at the age of 49 with parts in four films. Warner Brothers signed him the following year, and he began playing urbane villains and disgraced gentlemen.

Stephenson's big break came when director William Wyler cast him, in spite of studio resistance, in "The Letter" (1940) opposite Bette Davis. Later that year he played the title role in "Calling Philo Vance", and in 1941 he was first-billed in "Shining Victory", in which he played the character of Dr. Paul Venner. Stephenson died shortly thereafter of a heart attack at age 53.

elected filmography

*"White Banners" (1938)
*"Nancy Drew - Detective" (1938)
*"Devil's Island" (1939)
*"Confessions of a Nazi Spy" (1939)
*"Sons of Liberty" (1939)
*"Beau Geste" (1939)
*"The Old Maid" (1939)
*"The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex" (1939)
*"We Are Not Alone" (1939)
*"The Sea Hawk" (1940)
*"A Dispatch from Reuters" (1940)
*"The Letter" (1940)
*"Shining Victory" (1941)

External links

*imdb name | id=0827263 | name=James Stephenson
* [http://www.allmovie.com/cg/avg.dll?p=avg&sql=B68010 James Stephenson] at [http://www.allmovie.com/ All Movie Guide]

Persondata
NAME= Stephenson, James
ALTERNATIVE NAMES=
SHORT DESCRIPTION=Actor
DATE OF BIRTH= 1889-4-14
PLACE OF BIRTH= Selby, United Kingdom
DATE OF DEATH= 1941-7-29
PLACE OF DEATH= Pacific Palisades, California. U.S.


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