Born: April 10, 1868 in London, England, UK
Died: February 5, 1946 in London, England, UK
|~Elmer Fryer portraits
of George Arliss~
This famous actor was born in London, England, April 10, 1868. In 1887 he made his first stage
appearance and after wide experience playing throughout the English provinces, he came to
America with Mrs. Patrick Campbell in 1901. Mr. Arliss made his screen debut in his first American
stage success, "The Devil." He brought "The Green Goddess," one of his stage triumphs, to the
screen twice, once in silent and again as a talkie. He is 5 feet 9, weighs 140 and has grey hair and
brown eyes. Married Florence Montgomery in 1899.
|~Stars of the Photoplay, 1930~
|~Stars of the Photoplay, 1924~
George Arliss was born in London, April 10, 1866. He made his first stage appearance in London in
1887, in "The Wild Rabbit." While playing with Mrs. Patrick Campbell, he came to America and
toured as a member of her company in 1901. He appeared in the leading roles in "Disraeli," "The
Devil," and "The Green Goddess" on both the stage the screen. Other screen offerings are "The
Ruling Passion," "The Man Who Played God" and "Twenty Dollars a Week" He is five feet, nine
inches tall, and weighs 140 pounds. Grey hair and brown eyes. Married.
Portrait of George
This autographed photo of
George was given to actress
Violet Heming. They both
starred in the Broadway play
"Disraeli" in 1917. They were
reunited during the filming of
The Man Who Played
God in 1932.
|~Los Angeles Times, 1946~
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."
— United Press in the Los Angeles Times Feb. 6, 1946