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Subject: ARCHIVE: July 12, 1982 ~UK actor Kenneth More, best remembered in his long career as 'Captain Shepard' in 1960's "Sink the Bismarck," and as Titanic's 2nd Officer 'Charles H. Lightoller' in "A Night to Remember" (1958), dies of advanced Parkinson's disease at the age of 67. ...


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Date Posted: Wednesday, July 12, 01:23:32pm


Kenneth Gilbert More, CBE
(20 September 1914 – 12 July 1982)


Raised to stardom by the veteran car based film-comedy Genevieve (1953), he appeared in many roles as a carefree, happy-go-lucky gent. His biggest hits from this period include Raising a Riot (1955), Reach for the Sky (1956), and The Admirable Crichton (1957). He starred in Doctor in the House (1954), the first of the popular Doctor film series.

Kenneth More and Laurence Naismith in "A Night to Remember". ...


Although his career declined in the early 1960s, two of his own favourite films date from this time – The Comedy Man (1964) and The Greengage Summer (1961) with Susannah York, "one of the happiest films on which I have ever worked." He also enjoyed a revival in the much-acclaimed TV adaptation of The Forsyte Saga (1967) and the Father Brown series (1974).

Early Life ...
Kenneth More was born in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, the only son of Charles Gilbert More, a Royal Naval Air Service pilot, and Edith Winifred Watkins, the daughter of a Cardiff solicitor. He was educated at Victoria College, Jersey, having spent part of his childhood in the Channel Islands, where his father was general manager of the Jersey Eastern Railway. After he left school, he followed the family tradition by training as a civil engineer. He gave up his training and worked for a while in Sainsbury's. When More was 17 his father died, and he applied to join the RAF, but failed the medical test for equilibrium. He went to Canada, intending to work as a fur trapper, but was sent back for lacking immigration papers.

Acting career ...
On his return from Canada, a family friend, Vivian Van Damm, took him on as assistant manager at the Windmill Theatre, where his job included spotting audience members misbehaving or using opera glasses to look at the nude players during its Revudeville variety shows. He was soon promoted to playing straight man in the Revudeville comedy routines, appearing in his first sketch in August 1935. He played there for a year, which then led to regular work in repertory, including Newcastle, performing in plays such as Burke and Hare and Dracula's Daughter. He continued this work until the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939.

Second World War ...
More received a commission as a lieutenant in the Royal Navy, and saw active service aboard the cruiser HMS Aurora and the aircraft carrier HMS Victorious.

Learn MORE on Kenneth More's illustrious film career ...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenneth_More#Film_career
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6871689

Link ...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenneth_More

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