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Leo G. Carroll

Alexander Waverly in The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.

Photos Leo G. Carroll Birth name: Leo Gratten Carroll
Birth date: 1886/10/25
Date of death : 1972/10/16 (86 years old)
Birth place : WEEDON Royaume unis

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Biography for Leo G. Carroll

Born to a wealthy English Catholic family, he was named after the reigning Pope at the time of his birth, Leo XIII (1810 - 1903, reigned 1878 - 1903)

Was one of the first actors to play the same character (Alexander Waverly) on two different television series: "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." (1964) and its spin-off, "The Girl from U.N.C.L.E." (1966) . Others actors who have done this are Gale Gordon, Frank Cady, Richard Anderson, Martin E. Brooks, Marla Gibbs, David Hasselhoff and Fred Dalton Thompson.

Made his Broadway debut in K.G. Sowerby's play Rutherford & Son at the Little Theatre on December 24, 1912. He last appeared on the Great White Way over 40 years later in Emlyn Williams's Someone Waiting at the John Golden Theatre, a flop which opened and closed after 15 performances in February 1956.

He appeared as Laurence Olivier's manservant in The Green Bay Tree at Broadway's Cort Theatre in the 1933-34 season, in which Olivier co-starred with his real-life first wife, Jill Esmond. The play, directed by the legendary Jed Harris, was a hit, playing for 166 performances. The Green Bay Tree, written by Mordaunt Shairp, was one of the first plays to deal with the topic of homosexuality.

Fought in the British army during WW I and was seriously wounded.

Leo G. Carroll was born in England to a Catholic family of Irish origin (it is named after the prevailing pope, Léon XIII). He began in the theater in 1912. His father was a soldier, but Leo, injured during the First World War, did not follow the paternal way and returned to the stage. He played in many rooms in London, then in Broadway and finally in Hollywood in 1933.

In 1934 his career turned to cinema and he made his debut in Living and Loving (Sadie McKee). Several films follow, in which his favorite characters are often doctors or servants. He made a remarkable appearance in a Christmas Carol (1938), then in the Hauts de Hurlevent (1939).

The fame of Leo G. Carroll mainly comes from his participation in six films by Alfred Hitchcock. No other actor has participated in as many films of the "master" (apart from Hitchcock himself in his cameos). He also plays doctors (the house of Doctor Edwardes), or representatives of authority (death on the kits).

His silhouette is already well known to the public when he embodies the role of the Alexander Waverly spy in very special agents (1964-1968), he also turns the same character in parallel in a second series, The Girl From U.N.C.L.E. part of 1966. Another TV series, Topper, had already contributed to its celebrity in the United States in 1954-55.

In 1972 he died in pneumonia aggravated by cancer. He is buried in Glendale (California).

Leo G. Carroll was an English actor known for his roles in films such as "North by Northwest" by Alfred Hitchcock and "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.". He was born on October 25, 1886 in Weedon Bec, England, and died on October 16, 1972 in Hollywood, California.

Carroll began his acting career in the early 1900s and played in many plays before turning to cinema. His first appearance in the cinema dates back to 1913, in the film "The Broken Melody". He quickly became a popular actor and played in many films in the 1920s and 1930s.

Carroll also played in war films and spy films, especially in "The Guns of Navarone" and "The Spy Who Came in From the Cold". He also played in television productions, including in series like "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." And "The Wild Wild West".

Carroll was known for his distinguished physique and his distinguished British accent, which earned him often playing roles of great businessmen, diplomats or soldiers. He was also a very versatile actor and played in a wide variety of genres, ranging from comedy to drama through adventure film.

Despite his successful career, Carroll has often been forgotten by criticism and cinema historians. However, he left an indelible imprint in the history of cinema thanks to his exceptional performances and his contribution to many popular films.


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Title Role
Ironside Trevor Winthrop (1 episode, 1970)
From Nashville with Music (1969) Arnold
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Alexander Waverly (1 episode, 1968)
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Alexander Waverly / ... (97 episodes, 1964-1968)
The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. Alexander Waverly (29 episodes, 1966-1967)
That Funny Feeling (1965) Mr. O'Shea, Pawnbroker
The Prize (1963) Count Bertil Jacobsson
Going My Way Father Fitzgibbon (30 episodes, 1962-1963)
Kraft Mystery Theater (1 episode, 1962)
Thriller Major Downey (1 episode, 1962)
The United States Steel Hour Inspector (1 episode, 1961)
Alcoa Premiere Welch (1 episode, 1961)
One Plus One (1961) Professor Logan
The Parent Trap (1961) Rev. Dr. Mosby
North by Northwest (1959) The Professor
Studio One Bellingham (3 episodes, 1949-1958)
Shirley Temple's Storybook Mr. Gingery (1 episode, 1958)
Matinee Theatre (1 episode, 1958)
Studio 57 Sheffield (1 episode, 1957)
Star Tonight Chevigny / ... (2 episodes, 1956)
The Swan (1956) Caesar
Tarantula (1955) Prof. Gerald Deemer
We're No Angels (1955) Felix Ducotel
Topper Cosmo Topper (41 episodes, 1953-1955)
Cavalcade of America William Penn (1 episode, 1954)
Young Bess (1953) Mr. Mums
Rogue's March (1953) Col. Lenbridge
Treasure of the Golden Condor (1953) Raoul Dondel
The Bad and the Beautiful (1952) Henry Whitfield
The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952) Uncle Bill
The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel (1951) Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt
Strangers on a Train (1951) Sen. Morton
The First Legion (1951) Father Rector Paul Duquesne
Danger (1 episode, 1951)
The Billy Rose Show (1 episode, 1950)
The Happy Years (1950) The Old Roman
Father of the Bride (1950) Mr. Massoula
The Philco Television Playhouse Duncan (3 episodes, 1949)
The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (1 episode, 1949)
Enchantment (1948) Proutie
So Evil My Love (1948) Jarvis
The Paradine Case (1947) Sir Joseph, Counsel for the Prosecution
Forever Amber (1947) Matt Goodgroome
Song of Love (1947) Professor Wieck
Time Out of Mind (1947) Captain Fortune
Spellbound (1945) Dr. Murchison
The House on 92nd Street (1945) Col. Hammersohn
Bahama Passage (1941) Delbridge
Suspicion (1941) Captain Melbeck
Scotland Yard (1941) Craven
This Woman Is Mine (1941) Angus 'Sandy' McKay
Waterloo Bridge (1940) (uncredited) Policeman
Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise (1940) (as Leo Carroll) Prof. Gordon
Rebecca (1940) Dr. Baker
Tower of London (1939) Lord Hastings
Charlie Chan in City in Darkness (1939) Louis Santelle
The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939) Sir Edward Coke
Wuthering Heights (1939) Joseph
Bulldog Drummond's Secret Police (1939) (as Leo Carroll) Henry Seaton, alias Albert Boulton
A Christmas Carol (1938) Marley's Ghost
London by Night (1937) Correy
Captains Courageous (1937) (uncredited) Burns
The Man I Marry (1936) (uncredited) Mr. Furthermore
The Casino Murder Case (1935) (as Leo Carroll) Smith
Murder on a Honeymoon (1935) Director Joseph B. Tate
The Right to Live (1935) Dr. Harvester
Clive of India (1935) Mr. Manning
Outcast Lady (1934) (as Leo Carroll) Dr. Masters
The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934) (as Leo Carroll) Dr. Waterlow
Stamboul Quest (1934) (uncredited) Kruger, #
Mr. W's Little Game (1934) George, the waiter




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