Saturday, February 28, 2015

Character Actor Cecil Kellaway 1973 Westwood Village Cemetery

Cecil Kellaway (August 22, 1893 - February 28, 1973) was a South African-born character actor. Academy Award winning actor Edmund Gwenn, whose real surname was Kellaway also, was his cousin. His features include The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946), Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964), and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967). He appeard in the "Twilght Zone" episode "Elegy" (1960).

Cecil Kellaway spent many years as an actor, author, and director in the Australian film industry until he tried his luck in Hollywood in the 1930s. Finding he could get only gangster bit parts, he got discouraged and returned to Australia. Then William Wyler called and offered him a part in Wuthering Heights (1939).

Kellaway died in 1973 in Hollywood, California. He was entombed in the Sanctuary of Remembrance at Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery. He received two Best Supporting Actor nominations, for The Luck of the Irish and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner.

Selected filmography

Wuthering Heights (1939) – as Earnshaw
Intermezzo (1939) – as Charles Moler
We Are Not Alone (1939)
The Invisible Man Returns (1940) – as Inspector Sampson
The House of the Seven Gables (1940)
Brother Orchid (1940)
The Mummy's Hand (1940)
The Letter (1940)
A Very Young Lady (1941)
I Married a Witch (1942)
Take a Letter, Darling (1942)
Freedom Comes High (1943)
It Ain't Hay (1943)
Mrs Parkington (1944)
Practically Yours (1944)
Love Letters (1945)
Kitty (1945) as Thomas Gainsborough
Easy to Wed (1946)
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) – as Nick Smith
Monsieur Beaucaire (1946)
The Cockeyed Miracle (1946)
Unconquered (1947)
Portrait of Jennie (1948)
The Luck of the Irish (1948)
Harvey (1950) – as Dr. Chumley
Kim (1950)
Francis Goes to the Races (1951)
Young Bess (1953)
The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953) – as Dr. Thurgood Elson
Interrupted Melody (1955)
The Prodigal (1955)
Female on the Beach (1955) – as Osbert Sorenson
The Proud Rebel (1958)
The Shaggy Dog (1959)
Zotz! (1962)
The Cardinal (1963)
Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)
Spinout (1966) – as Bernard Ranley
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) – as Monsignor Ryan
Fitzwilly (1967)
Getting Straight (1970)

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