George Rose

George Rose (19 February 1920 - 5 May 1988) was an English actor in theatre and film. Born in Bicester, Oxfordshire the son of a butcher, Rose studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama. After graduation he was briefly a farmer and secretary. After wartime service and studies at Oxford, he made his Old Vic stage debut in 1946. Rose spent four years with the Old Vic company and made his Broadway debut in a 1946 production of Henry IV, Part I and continued to play in New York City and London's West End for the remainder of the decade. He spent most of the 1950s appearing in broad comedy roles in the UK, later joining the Royal Shakespeare Company. He returned to Broadway to portray Dogberry in Much Ado About Nothing in 1959. Two years later, he co-starred to much acclaim in Robert Bolt's A Man For All Seasons, first in London and then in New York. From then on he appeared primarily in American plays and films. Rose made his screen debut in Midnight Frolics in 1949 and went on to make more than 30 films.

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