Charles Laughton

Charles Laughton (1899 - 1962)

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Charles Laughton
Born in Scarborough, Yorkshiremap
Ancestors ancestors
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Husband of — married in Middlesex, St-Martinmap
Died in Hollywood, Los Angeles, Californiamap
Profile last modified | Created 9 Nov 2015 | Last significant change: 14 Nov 2018
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Charles Laughton is Notable.
  • Birth:
  • 1 July 1899, Scarborough, Yorkshire. Date of birth recorded in "Find a Grave" entry [1]
  • Marriage:
  • The marriage of Charles Laughton & Elsa Lanchester was registered in 1929, St. Martin, Middlesex. [2]
  • Residence:
  • 1901: Scarborough, Yorkshire, "Victoria Hotel".With parents. [3]
  • 1911: Egham, Berkshire, St. John's College, Beaumont, Old Windsor. A student. [4]
  • 1940, Los Angeles, California, N Rockingham Avenue. An actor. [5]
  • Life Achievement:
  • An English stage and film character actor, director, producer and screenwriter who had a successful career in Hollywood. Trained in London at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and first appeared professionally on the stage in 1926. In 1927, he was cast in a play with his future wife Elsa Lanchester, with whom he lived and worked until his death; they had no children. [6]
  • Death:
  • 15 December 1962, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.[7]


  1. GRO Birth Index Scarborough, Vol. 9d, Page 398 q September 1899.
  2. GRO Marriage Index, St. Martin Vol. 1a, Page 986 q March 1929
  3. UK Census, 1901: Class: RG13; Piece: 4530; Folio: 162; Page: 10.
  4. UK Census, 1911: Class: RG14; Piece: 6693; Schedule Number: 169
  5. US Census, 1940; Census Place: Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California; Roll: T627_407; Page: 21B; Enumeration District: 60-218 (
  7. Find A Grave Index, (1775-2012) (
  • "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008," database, FamilySearch ( : 1 October 2014), Charles Laughton, 1899; from "England & Wales Births, 1837-2006," database, findmypast ( : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Scarborough, Yorkshire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.
  • "England and Wales Census, 1901," database, FamilySearch ( : 29 August 2015), Charles Laughton in household of Robert Laughton, Scarborough, Yorkshire (North Riding), England; from "1901 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast ( : n.d.); citing Scarborough subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.
  • "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 29 August 2016), Charles Laughton, Councilmanic District 3, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Township, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 60-218, sheet 21B, family 141, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 407.
  • "United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch ( : 20 May 2014), Charles Laughton, Dec 1962; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

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