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Jack Hawkins
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Born in Wood Green, London
Born on 14th of September 1910
Died on 18th of July 1973

Born 1910. Died 1973 - English actor.

Made adult debut in Young Woodley (1929) and New York debut in Journey’s End (1930). Appeared in his first film Birds of Prey in 1930. Returned to acting after WWII. Films included The Cruel Sea (1953), The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) and Lawrence of Arabia (1962). Diagnosed with throat cancer, his larynx was removed and his subsequent performances were dubbed. Died following an operation to insert an artificial voicebox.

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