Robert Rendel

Robert Rendel (2 December 1884, in St Marys Abbots, London – 9 May 1944, in Marylebone, London) was a British actor of stage, screen, television and radio.[1][2][3][4] His stage work included roles in the original Broadway productions of Somerset Maugham's The Circle in 1921, and Arnold Ridley's The Ghost Train in 1926.[5] In 1935 he played the Duke of Marlborough in Norman Ginsbury's Viceroy Sarah. On film, he played Sherlock Holmes in the original sound version of The Hound of the Baskervilles in 1932.[6]

Selected filmography


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  2. "Robert Rendel - Movies and Filmography". AllMovie. Retrieved 16 December 2017.
  3. "Robert Rendell - Theatricalia".
  4. "The Young in Heart'". The Radio Times (1004): 8. 25 December 1942 via BBC Genome.
  5. League, The Broadway. "Robert Rendel – Broadway Cast & Staff - IBDB".
  6. "The Hound of the Baskervilles (1932)".

Also noted Contract Bridge author: "How's Your Bridge" with Sydney Lenz. "That extra Trick" and "The squeeze at auction and Contract Bridge" Rendell adopted the term "squeeze" from baseball.

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