Christopher Rhodes

Sir Christopher George Rhodes, 3rd Baronet (30 April 1914 – 22 June 1964) was an English film and television actor. Rhodes was the only son of Sir John Rhodes, 2nd Baronet, and was educated at Eton College and Magdalen College, Oxford. During the Second World War he served with the Essex Regiment, reaching the rank of lieutenant-colonel. He was decorated with the Croix de Guerre and the United States Legion of Merit. Rhodes began his acting career after the war, his television appearances included The Quatermass Experiment, Danger Man, Dixon of Dock Green and The Saint. Rhodes was married twice, first to Mary Kesteven in 1936, whom he divorced in 1942, and then to Mary Florence Wardleworth in 1943, who bore him two sons and a daughter. He succeeded to his father's baronetcy in 1955. Rhodes died at his home in Blakeney, Norfolk, on 22 June 1964.


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