George Benson (actor)

George Christopher Benson (11 January 1911 – 17 June 1983) was a Welsh and English actor of both theatre and screen, whose career spanned from the 1930s to the late 1970s.[1][2] He was on stage from the late 1920s, and made his film debut in 1932 in Holiday Lovers written by Leslie Arliss.[3][4] His most notable work as a comic actor included supporting roles with George Formby (Keep Fit - 1937) and Ronnie Barker (A Home of Your Own - 1964).[1]

George Benson
Born
George Christopher Benson

(1911-01-11)11 January 1911
Died17 June 1983(1983-06-17) (aged 72)
London, England
Alma materRADA
OccupationActor

Benson was born in Cardiff and educated at Blundell's School and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (where he was the Silver Medallist in 1930).[5] He served with the Royal Artillery for 6 years.

He married, first, Jane Ann Sterndale Bennett,[6] a granddaughter of the composer. They had two daughters, Caroline and Elizabeth.

His second wife was Pamela Enid White, also an actor. They had one son, Christopher.

Selected filmography

Sources

  • Obituary of Mr George Benson, The Times, 21 June 1983 (pg. 12; Issue 61564; col G)
  • George Benson on IMDb

References

  1. "George Benson".
  2. League, The Broadway. "George Benson – Broadway Cast & Staff - IBDB".
  3. "George Benson - Theatricalia".
  4. IMDb.com/title/tt0447202
  5. McFarlane, Brian (16 May 2016). "The Encyclopedia of British Film: Fourth edition". Oxford University Press via Google Books.
  6. Mander & Mitchison Library, Bristol University
  • Mander & Mitchison Library, Bristol University
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