Ronald Colman - Hollywood's Tragic Hero
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The couple were together in Australia from about to but Mary disliked the country so much that she returned to England with their three surviving children two girls and a boy and subsequently enrolled to study with Charles Augustus C. Lasar in Paris, who had opened his studio for students in In May he signed a contract with independent producer, Sam Goldwyn, and went on to make 18 movies with him over the next decade.
Ronald Colman (1891-1958)
Colman's good looks, athleticism and natural acting style ideally suited him to a variety of genres such as adventure films and dramas as well as romances and he had some notable Silent successes such as 'The Dark Angel' inthe first version of 'Stella Dallas' in and, particularly, 'Beau Geste' inwhich became one of the top money-makers of the silent movies era. Star of Talkies Colman's career took on a new dimension with the introduction of sound in movies and his beautifully modulated stage-trained voice could be heard on screen for the first time.
His first sound film was 'Bulldog Drummond' in for which he received a nomination for the Best Actor Academy Award.
In the same year he was also nominated for the same Award for his performance in 'Condemned'. The 's brought some of Colman's finest work - Hollywood at its pre-war best: After two poorly received movies, 'Lucky Partners' in with Ginger Rogers and 'My Life with Caroline' the following year, Colman immersed himself in working for the British War Relief, with many radio appearances and making bond tours across America.
During this, in he made two movies, 'The Talk of the Town' and 'Random Harvest' which were major hits, and restored his pre-eminent position. His career began to slow down from the mid 's as his age became a barrier to romantic leading man roles, but ironically it was at this time, inthat he finally won a Best Actor Oscar for 'A Double Life', in which he gave a brilliant performance as a mentally ill actor.
Star of Radio and Television As his movie career stalled, Colman moved on to the media of first radio and then television. From on he and his second wife, Benita Hume had appeared several times as guest stars on radio on 'The Jack Benny Program', which led to their own comedy radio show, 'The Halls of Ivy' from The show then moved to television for a year from and he made occasional appearances on the small screen, guesting in programs such as Four Star Playhouse, The General Electric Theater, and Studio In the last years of his life Colman made two final screen appearances with a cameo in 'Around the World in Eighty Days' in and in 'The Story of Mankind' in With that his movie career ended.
In the new world of James Dean and Marlon Brando, Colman's particular type of traditional, dignified Englishness appeared outdated. Personal Colman was married twice. His first wife was actress Thelma Raye whom he met whilst living in London. They married in but lived together only briefly before separating due to Thelma's jealousy of his increasing fame.
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In Hollywood his marriage was a closely guarded secret. Thelma pursued him relentlessly until he was able to pay her off and the marriage was finally dissolved in They married in and had a daughter, Juliet, and a happy marriage living on their San Ysidro ranch property, a marriage which lasted until his death.
Ronald Colman died on on May 19,from pneumonia, aged 67 years. He was buried at Santa Barbara Cemetery. Bulldog Drummond Best Actor Condemned Best Actor