Paul Cavanagh

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Paul Cavanagh ( December 8, 1888 in Chislehurst , Kent , England - March 15, 1964 in London ) was an English actor .


Cavanagh studied law at Cambridge . After a few years with the Canadian Mounties , he became an actor. Cavanagh did not get beyond the status of a supporting actor in character roles, where he played mostly elegant and wealthy men of the world. Cavanaugh was often seen in B-movies , for example three times in the Sherlock Holmes series with Basil Rathbone . In the mid-1940s, however, he was seen more often in A-films. In 1946, Cavanagh appeared as the older film husband of Joan Crawford in Jean Negulesco's drama Humoreske and in the same year played alongside Cary Grant in Day and Night I Think of You , a biopic about Cole Porter directed by Michael Curtiz . During his active time from 1928 to 1959, he starred in over a hundred films and made numerous appearances on television.

In 1946 he married Katherine Layfield Luhn, they had one child. He died of a heart attack in London at the age of 75.

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