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Donald Wolfit
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    (April 20, 1902-February 17, 1968)
    Acted with the Stratford Memorial Theatre, the Old Vic Company
    Acted in films 'Lawrence of Arabia,' 'Room at the Top,' 'Pickwick Papers' and 'Svengali'
    Appeared on the TV series 'Ghost Squad'
    Knighted in 1957
    He was obsessively jealous of other actors.
    He was paranoid.
    He was temperamental and frequently split with theatrical managements.
    He was famous for casting inferior actors in his productions so that no one would outshine him.
    He was married three times.
    He considered John Gielgud to be his arch-enemy.
    He made bringing Shakespeare to the masses his life's work.
    He formed his own touring company using his life savings.
    He staged a popular series of lunchtime scenes from Shakespeare during World War II.
    He had a tremendous success in the rarely performed Christopher Marlowe play 'Tamburlaine the Great.'
    He is considered one of the greatest King Lears of the twentieth century.
    He employed the playwright Harold Pinter as an actor in his company.
    Playwright Ronald Harwood was his dresser.
    Harwood wrote a biography about him as well as the play and film 'The Dresser.'

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