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actor

Hugh Griffith, Welsh actor. award for role of Sheik), 1960, Exodus, 1961, The Counterfeit Traitor, Mutiny on the Bounty, Tom Jones, How to Steal a Million, 1965, The Chastity Belt, Oh Dad, Poor Dad…, The Fixer, Oliver, also appeared in Two Times Two. Served as officer Royal Welch Fusiliers, British Army, 1940-1946. Honorary Druid of Welsh Gorsedd of Bards.; Club: Garrick (Ldn).

Background

Griffith, Hugh was born on May 30, 1912 in Anglesey, Wales. Son of William and Mary (Williams) Griffith.

Education

Educated (Gold medal), Royal Academy Dramatic Art, London. Doctor of Literature (honorary), University of Wales.

Career

Appeared on Broadway in Look Homeward Angel, Andora. Motion pictures include, Ben Hur (recipient of the Academy award for role of Sheik), 1960, Exodus, 1961, The Counterfeit Traitor, Mutiny on the Bounty, Tom Jones, How to Steal a Million, 1965, The Chastity Belt, Oh Dad, Poor Dad…, The Fixer, Oliver, also appeared in Two Times Two. Television appearances include The Waltz of the Toreadors, Treasure Island, The Citadel, The Inn of the Flying Dragon, Dare I Weep, Dare I Mourn.

Membership

Served as officer Royal Welch Fusiliers, British Army, 1940-1946. Honorary Druid of Welsh Gorsedd of Bards. Club: Garrick (Ldn).

Connections

Married Adelqunde Bachelor of Medicine von Dechend, October 27, 1947.

father:
William Griffith

mother:
Mary (Williams) Griffith

spouse:
Adelqunde Bachelor of Medicine von Dechend