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Herbert Marshall
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    (May 23, 1890-January 22, 1966)
    Born in London, United Kingdom
    Birth name was Herbert Brough Falcon Marshall
    Portrayed Gaston Monescu in Ernst Lubitsch's 'Trouble in Paradise' (1932)
    Best known as Horace Giddens, opposite Bette Davis, in William Wyler's 'The Little Foxes' (1941)
    Acted in 'Blonde Venus,' 'Murder!' 'Foreign Correspondent,' 'The Moon and Sixpence,' 'The Razor's Edge,' 'The Fly,' 'When Ladies Meet,' 'Duel in the Sun,' 'The Secret Garden,' 'The Enchanted Cottage,' and 'Midnight Lace'
    He made his film debut at the age of 40.
    He married five times (with three divorces).
    He was rumored to have had affairs with both 'Trouble in Paradise' co-stars Kay Francis and Miriam Hopkins.
    He openly cheated on his second wife with Gloria Swanson.
    He was punched in the face after referring to screenwriter John Monk Saunders as a 'bestial bastard' for ogling Swanson at a dinner party.
    He was hit with a $250,000 alienation of affection suit by the ex-husband of his third wife, Elizabeth Russell (sister of Rosalind). They (allegedly) settled out of court for $10,000.
    He was a heavy drinker and it affected his movie career later in life.
    His alcoholism got to be so bad that Joan Crawford (no stranger to drinking herself) worked with the director to cut his part down and minimize his time on the set for his final film, 'The Caretakers.'
    He lost his leg in combat during World War I.
    He rehabilitated with a wooden leg, which he kept a secret to the public for most of his career.
    He was described as agreeable and easy to work with by most of his colleagues.
    He was extraordinarily versatile - capable of handling light comedy and high drama with equal skill.
    His agonizing death scene in 'The Little Foxes' is by far the most memorable scene in the film.
    'Trouble in Paradise' - in which he plays the lead - was Ernst Lubitsch's first attempt at non-musical sound comedy, and today is viewed as his greatest achievement.
    He had the rare distinction of appearing in both the original film version of 'The Letter' and later its more successful 1941 remake.
    Gloria Swanson later said of him: 'I was never so convincingly and thoroughly loved as I was by Herbert Marshall' (high praise from someone who had been married six times).
    He devoted considerable time during World War II to visiting amputees at military hospitals to offer support/encouragement (he demanded that it be kept secret, but it was eventually leaked by fan magazines).

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