Peter Cushing (May 26, 1913 - August 11, 1994) was a British actor, perhaps best known today for his role as Grand Moff Tarkin in the film Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.
Cushing is also remembered for his work in the Hammer Horror films -- particularly his recurring roles as Dr Frankenstein in Hammer's Frankenstein films, and as Professor van Helsing in Hammer's Dracula films (opposite Christopher Lee as Dracula). In the mid-1960s, he played the eccentric human scientist Dr. Who in two movies (Dr. Who and the Daleks and Daleks - Invasion Earth 2150 AD) based on the television series Doctor Who. He was one of many stars to guest on the Morecambe and Wise show -- the standing joke in his case being the idea that he was never paid for his appearance.
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Peter Cushing Facts
|Birth Name||Peter Wilton Cushing|
|Birthday||May 26, 1913|
|Birthplace||Kenley, England, United Kingdom|
|Date of death||August 11, 1994 (age 81)|
|Height||5' 8" (1m73) How tall is Peter Cushing compared to you?|
|Star Wars: A New Hope|
|Hammer Horror 8-Film Collection|
|Dr. Who and the Daleks|
|Island Of Terror|
|The Hammer Horror Series|