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Michael Rennie Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Aug 25, 1909
  • Died: Jun 10, 1971

Michael Rennie always claimed that he "turned actor" to escape becoming an executive for his family's wool business. The Cambridge-educated Rennie haunted the casting offices until he was hired by [[Performer~P94487~Alfred Hitchcock~alfredhitchcock]] for his first film, [[Feature~V43433~The Secret Agent~secretagent]] (1936). Handsome but hollow, Rennie decided that if he was to be a film star, he'd better learn to act, thus he spent several seasons with the York Repertory. Serving in World War II as a flying officer in the RAF, Rennie came to the United States for the first time to be a training instructor in Georgia. Small roles in postwar British films led to a 20th Century Fox contract. It was during his stay at Fox that Rennie truly began to blossom with major roles in 1951's [[Feature~V12638~The Day the Earth Stood Still~thedaytheearthstoodstill]] (as Klaatu), 1952's [[Feature~V28997~Les Miserables~lesmiserables]] (as Jean Valjean), 1953's [[Feature~V41635~The Robe~therobe]], and many other films. On television, Michael Rennie spent two years and 76 episodes portraying suave soldier of fortune Harry Lime on the syndicated series [[Feature~V49491~The Third Man~thethirdman]]. Rennie died of emphysema on June 10, 1971. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi