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Laurence Harvey

Laurence Harvey (October 1, 1928 - November 25, 1973) was a Lithuanian-born actor.

Born Laruschka Mischa Skikne in Joniskis, Lithuania, he immigrated to South Africa at the age of 5. He grew up in Johannesburg, moving to London in 1946, at age 16. He enrolled in the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, and from there moved to stage and film stardom. His first major role was in Room at the Top, for which he received a Best Actor Oscar nomination.

During the 1950s and 1960s, he starred in several major films, including Butterfield 8, The Alamo, Darling and The Manchurian Candidate.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Laurence Harvey Facts

Birth NameLaruschka Mischa Skikne
BirthdayOctober 1, 1928
BirthplaceJoniskis, Lithuania
Date of deathNovember 25, 1973 (age 45)
Height6' 1" (1m85)  How tall is Laurence Harvey compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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