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Alexander Knox

Alexander Knox

Alexander Knox (January 16, 1907 - April 25, 1995) was a Canadian actor. Born in Strathroy, Ontario, he moved to Boston, Massachusetts to appear on the stage. During the 1930s he moved to London where he appeared in several movies. In 1944 he was chosen by Darryl F. Zanuck to star in Wilson, the biographical film about Woodrow Wilson, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor.

Knox was unable to follow up with any Hollywood success, and he returned to England. He had major roles in The Vikings, Europa '51, The Longest Day, You Only Live Twice and Nicholas and Alexandra. He also wrote two adventure novels, Night of the White Bear and Totem Dream.

He died in Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Alexander Knox Facts

BirthdayJanuary 16, 1907
BirthplaceStrathroy, Ontario, Canada
Date of deathApril 25, 1995 (age 88)
Awards1945 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama (for Wilson)

Selected Filmography

Nicholas And Alexandra
You Only Live Twice
The Vikings
Sister Kenny
The Icons of Suspense Collection: Hammer Films
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