Peter Cushing biography

Peter Cushing

Actor, Film actor

1913 – 1994

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Who was Peter Cushing?

Peter Wilton Cushing, OBE was an English actor known for his many appearances in Hammer Films, in which he played the sinister scientist Baron Frankenstein, Sherlock Holmes and the vampire hunter Dr. Van Helsing, among many other roles. He appeared frequently opposite Christopher Lee, and occasionally Vincent Price. A familiar face on both sides of the Atlantic, Cushing's best-known roles outside the Hammer productions include Grand Moff Tarkin in Star Wars and Dr. Who in Dr. Who and the Daleks and DaleksInvasion Earth: 2150 A.D., films based on the Doctor Who television series.

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Born
May 26, 1913
Kenley
Also known as
  • Peter Wilton Cushing
  • Peter Wilton Cushing, OBE
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Lived in
  • Whitstable
  • Kenley
  • Dulwich
  • Hollywood
  • Purley, London
Died
Aug 11, 1994
Canterbury

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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