Hugh Dempster

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Hugh Dempster
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Born(1900-08-03)3 August 1900
Died30 April 1987(1987-04-30) (aged 86)

Hugh Dempster (3 August 1900 – 30 April 1987) was a British theatre and film actor. [1] [2]


Born in London, Dempster made his stage debut in 1920, and began his screen career in the silent film era. [3] His credits included Vice Versa , Anna Karenina , The Winslow Boy , The Fan , Scrooge , The House Across the Lake and The Ghost Train (short film). [4]

Thirty-six years separated Dempster's first and last appearances on Broadway. [5] He debuted in the 1929 melodrama Rope's End by Patrick Hamilton and in 1965 replaced Peter Sallis as Dr. Watson in the Sherlock Holmes-inspired musical Baker Street .

Dempster died in Chicago, Illinois. [3]

Selected filmography

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