Kenneth More

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Kenneth Gilbert More CBE, (20 September 1914 - 12 July 1982) was a successful British cinema, television and theatre actor. He was born in Gerrard's Cross, Buckinghamshire and educated at Victoria College in Jersey.

The two roles for which he became best known were that of real-life war hero Douglas Bader in Reach for the Sky (1956) and that of Young Jolyon in the BBC's landmark 1967 dramatisation of The Forsyte Saga. He enjoyed great success in films of the 1950s as a likeable, light leading man, after winning a BAFTA Award as Best Newcomer for Doctor in the House in 1954. He later appeared in a number of all-star war films including The Longest Day (1962), Battle of Britain, (1969) and Oh! What a Lovely War (1969). He was later popular on television following his success in The Forsyte Saga, and appeared as the detective Father Brown in a 1970s series.

More was married to the actress Beryl Johnstone (1939-1946) (one daughter Susan b.1941), Bill Barkby (1958-1968) (one daughter Sarah b.1954) and the actress Angela Douglas (17 March 1968-12 July 1982), who was nicknamed as "Shrimp". He died in London from Parkinson's disease on 12 July 1982, aged 67.

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