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George Arliss, British actor.


Arliss, George was born on April 10, 1868 in London, England. Son of William Arliss-Andrews.


Educated in London; honorary Master of Arts, Columbia, 1919.


Made first appearance on stage at Elephant and Castle Theatre, London, 1887. First tour in America with Mistress Patrick Campbell’s Company, 1901. Played rôle of Zakkuri in The Darling of the Gods, with Blanche Bates, 1902.

Later with Mistress Fiske. Appeared as The Devil in play of that name, at Belasco Theatre, New York, 1908. Toured in title rôle of Disraeli, 1911, Paganini, 1916, Hamilton, 1917.

Played in Green Goddess in America, 1921-1923, St. James’s Theatre (London), 1923-1924. Old English, 1924-1927. The Merchant of Venice, 1928-1929.

Appeared in talking pictures, notably “Disraeli,” “The Man Who Played God,” “Voltaire,” “Hamilton,” “A Successful Calamity,” “The Last Gentleman,” “Cardinal Richelieú,” “The Working Man,” “The King’s Vacation,” “Old English,” “The House of Rothschild,” “The Iron Duke,” “Mr. Hobo,” “East Meets West,” “A Man of Affairs,” “Doctor Syn.”.


  • Other Work

    • Author: The Wild Rabbit, 1899. There and Back, 1900. The West End (with Sir George Dance), 1902.

      Widow Weeds, 1910

    • Hamilton (with Mistress Hamlin), 1917. What Shall It Profit (with Brander Matthews), 1927. (autobiography) Up the Years from Bloomsbury, 1927.

      My Ten Years in the Studios, 1940.


Clubs: Players, Coffee House (New York).


Married Florence Montgomery, of London, September 16, 1899.

William Arliss-Andrews. Arliss

Florence Montgomery