Tom Helmore

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Tom Helmore
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Born(1904-01-04)4 January 1904
London, England
Died 12 September 1995(1995-09-12) (aged 91)
Longboat Key, Florida, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1927–1972
Spouse(s) Mary Drayton (1945-1994) (her death) 1 child
Evelyn Hope (1931-1945) (divorced)

Tom Helmore (4 January 1904 12 September 1995) was an English film actor. [1] He appeared in more than 50 films between 1927 and 1972, including three directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

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Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock was an English film director and producer, widely regarded as one of the most influential filmmakers in the history of cinema. Known as "the Master of Suspense", he directed over 50 feature films in a career spanning six decades, becoming as well known as any of his actors thanks to his many interviews, his cameo roles in most of his films, and his hosting and producing of the television anthology Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1965).

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Helmore was born in London, England and died in Longboat Key, Florida, USA. Helmore worked in his father's accounting firm while working as an extra in films. He subsequently pursued acting as a career, working predominantly on the stage, and later on Broadway, which led to Helmore's Hollywood career.

Longboat Key, Florida Town in Florida, United States

Longboat Key is a town in Manatee and Sarasota counties along the central west coast of the U.S. state of Florida, located on and coterminous with the barrier island of the same name. Longboat Key is south of Anna Maria Island, between Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. It is almost equally divided between Manatee and Sarasota counties. The town of Longboat Key was incorporated in 1955 and is part of the Bradenton–Sarasota–Venice Metropolitan Statistical Area. The town's population was 6,888 at the 2010 census, down from 7,603 at the 2000 census.

In British and American films, Helmore was mostly employed as a dapper, comedic actor, even if he is best known for his role as the villain Gavin Elster in Vertigo .

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References

  1. "Tom Helmore". British Film Institute. Retrieved 31 December 2017.