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George (Andrews) Arliss is Notable.
Augustus George Andrews was born on 10 April 1968 in London England to William Joseph Arliss Andrews and Rebekah Tompkins. He was the middle child of nine children, two of whom died young. He grew up in London and was groomed as an apprentice to work for his father's publishing company. However, as a young man he chose the life of an actor on the stage, and by 1887 he was performing in English theatres.
As a performer, he changed his name to George Arliss. In 1899, he married his wife Florence Kate Montgomery Smith. They never had any children. George and Flo often appeared in parts as husband and wife, although he would occasionally cast another actor if the role was not right for her.
By 1901, he began a tour or America which was only intended to last a short time - and ended up lasting 20 years. He broke into the silent film industry in 1908 and starred in a number of films. His biggest role remained in the theater, as he was well-known for his portrayal of the British Prime Minister Disraeli. In fact, he starred in a silent version of Disraeli in 1921, toured on the stage as Disraeli from around 1924 to 1929, and performed in in his Academy Award performance as Disraeli in the 1929 movie. He won the Oscar for Best Actor in 1930.
George continued his movie and theater career for a few more years until his last film in 1936. At this point, he was in his 70's, and went back to England with his wife. World War II intervened in his career and he was unable to travel as freely as he otherwise would have liked. He died in 1943 of a bronchial condition and was buried in London's Harrow Weald.
"England and Wales Census, 1881," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK6R-RVLC : 19 August 2016), Augustas Andrews, St Giles In The Fields And St George Bloomsbury, London,Middlesex, England; from "1881 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 4, Piece/Folio 321/59, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,238.
"England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2XQM-1ZX : accessed 24 August 2015), Augustus George Andrews, 1868; from "England & Wales Births, 1837-2006," database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, St. Giles, London, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.
"United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M589-82N : accessed 24 August 2015), George A Arliss, Manhattan Ward 22, New York, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 1289, sheet 12A, family , NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,375,058.
"New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/24VC-ZPH : accessed 24 August 2015), George Arliss, 1933; citing Immigration, New York, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,757,141.
"New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/242V-LG4 : accessed 24 August 2015), George Arliss, 1938; citing Immigration, New York, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,757,999.