Louis Hayward

Actor
Suavely handsome, often tongue-in-cheek leading man of the 1930s and 40s who began his career with a provincial theater company in England. Hayward came to Hollywood in the mid-30s and quickly established a second-rank ... Read more »
Born: 03/18/1909 in South Africa

Filmography

Actor (28)

Terror in the Wax Museum 1974 (Movie)

Fowley (Actor)

The Survivors 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

The Phynx 1969 (Movie)

Louis Hayward (Actor)

Chuka 1966 (Movie)

Major Benson (Actor)

Honey West: Who Killed the Jackpot? 1964 - 1965 (TV Show)

Actor

The Search For Bridey Murphy 1956 (Movie)

Morey Bernstein (Actor)

House By the River 1949 (Movie)

Stephen Byrne (Actor)

Ruthless 1948 (Movie)

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Dance, Girl, Dance 1939 (Movie)

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The Man in the Iron Mask 1938 (Movie)

Louis XIV/Philippe (Actor)

The Rage of Paris 1937 (Movie)

Bill Duncan (Actor)

Anthony Adverse 1935 (Movie)

Denis Moore (Actor)

Absolute Quiet (Movie)

Gregory Bengard (Actor)

And Then There Were None (Movie)

Phillip Lombard (Actor)

Condemned Women (Movie)

Phillip Duncan (Actor)

Ladies in Retirement (Movie)

Albert Feather (Actor)

Repeat Performance (Movie)

Barney Page (Actor)

The Black Arrow (Movie)

Richard Shelton (Actor)

The Duke of West Point (Movie)

Steven Early (Actor)

The Lady and the Bandit (Movie)

Dick Turpin (Actor)

The Luckiest Girl in the World (Movie)

Anthony McClellan (Actor)

The Saint in New York (Movie)

Simon Templar (Actor)

The Son of Dr. Jekyll (Movie)

Dr. Jekyll (II) (Actor)

The Strange Woman (Movie)

Ephraim Poster (Actor)

The Woman I Love (Movie)

Lt. Jean Herbillion (Actor)

Trouble for Two (Movie)

Young Man with Cream Tarts (Actor)

Walk a Crooked Mile (Movie)

Philip Grayson (Actor)

Young Widow (Movie)

Jim Cameron (Actor)

Biography

Suavely handsome, often tongue-in-cheek leading man of the 1930s and 40s who began his career with a provincial theater company in England. Hayward came to Hollywood in the mid-30s and quickly established a second-rank level of stardom which lasted until the mid-50s. He more than held his own in a wide variety of films; his light touch with cynical, witty banter suited him well in drawing room comedies and romantic dramas ("The Flame Within" 1935, "The Rage of Paris" 1938, "Dance Girl Dance" 1940), but he regularly appeared in detective films and adventures as well. Often cast as somewhat roguish playboys, Hayward played the leading role in Rene Clair's sterling adaptation of Agatha Christie's mystery "And Then There Were None" (1945) and was fine in dual roles James Whale's stylish version of "The Man in the Iron Mask" (1939).

Relationships

Ida Lupino

Wife
married 1939, divorced 1945

Milestones

1935

Appeared on Broadway and began his film career in Hollywood

Acted in several British films in the early 1930s

Bonus Trivia

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He has received the Bronze Star for heroic feats as a Marine during World War II.

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