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Claude Rains 1889-1967 William Claude Rains, born in the Camberwell area of London, was the son of the British stage actor Frederick Rains. The younger Rains followed, making his stage debut at the age of eleven in "Nell of Old Drury." Google Image Result for http://image1.findagrave.com/photos250/photos/2010/272/850_128591193906.jpg

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Alfred Hitchcock's wonderful romantic thriller, NOTORIOUS (1946). Starring, Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, and Claude Rains

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Claude Rains served in the First World War in the London Scottish Regiment, with fellow actors Basil Rathbone, Ronald Colman and Herbert Marshall. Rains was involved in a gas attack that left him nearly blind in one eye for the rest of his life. However, the war did aid his social advancement and, by its end, he had risen from the rank of Private to Captain.

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CLAUDE RAINS. GASSED IN WW1. THE HOKEY POKEY MAN AND AN INSANE HAWKER OF FISH BY CONNIE DURAND. AVAILABLE ON AMAZON KINDLE

William Claude Rains was an English stage and film actor whose career spanned 46 years. (The Invisible Man, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Lawrence of Arabia, Casablanca) 1989-1967

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