George Arliss

George Arliss (born Augustus George Andrews; 10 April 1868 – 5 February 1946) was an English actor, author, playwright, and filmmaker who found success in the United States. He was the first British actor to win an Academy Award – which he won for his performance as Victorian-era British prime minister Benjamin Disraeli in Disraeli (1929) – as well as the earliest-born actor to win the honour. He specialized in successful biopics (such as Disraeli, Voltaire (1933), and Cardinal Richelieu (1935), as well as light comedies (which included The Millionaire (1931) and A Successful Calamity (1932).

His career arc saw him transition from being a star of the legitimate theatre, then silent films, to reaching the apex of sound films at their very dawn at the age of 61.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 10, 1868 (London), Died February 5, 1946 (London)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1931

Roles Represented in DAHR: speaker

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick LAT1101 12-in. 4/11/1931 Vacuum Oil program A, part 2 George Arliss Radio transcription disc : Recitation speaker  
Brunswick LAT1102 12-in. 4/11/1931 Vacuum Oil program A, part 3 George Arliss Radio transcription disc : Recitation speaker  
Brunswick LAT1103 12-in. 4/11/1931 Vacuum Oil program A, part 1 George Arliss Radio transcription disc : Recitation speaker  
Brunswick LAT1104 12-in. 4/11/1931 Vacuum Oil program B, part 2 George Arliss Radio transcription disc : Recitation speaker  
Brunswick LAT1105 12-in. 4/11/1931 Vacuum Oil program B, part 3 George Arliss Radio transcription disc : Recitation speaker  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Arliss, George," accessed January 20, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/317394.

Arliss, George. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 20, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/317394.

"Arliss, George." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 20 January 2022.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/317394

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