Wylie Watson

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Wylie Watson
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Watson in The 39 Steps , 1935
Born(1889-02-06)6 February 1889
Lanarkshire, Scotland
Died3 May 1966(1966-05-03) (aged 77)
Australia
OccupationActor
Years active1929–1960
SpouseAda Watson

Wylie Watson (6 February 1889 – 3 May 1966) (born John Wylie Robertson) [1] was a British actor. [2] Among his best-known roles were those of "Mr Memory", an amazing man who commits "50 new facts to his memory every day" in Alfred Hitchcock's film The 39 Steps (1935), [3] and wily storekeeper Joseph Macroon in the Ealing comedy Whisky Galore! (1949). He emigrated to Australia in 1952, and made his final film appearance there in The Sundowners (1960).

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References

  1. McFarlane, Brian (2016). The Encyclopedia of British Film: Fourth edition. Oxford University Press. p. 807. ISBN   9781526111975 . Retrieved 11 June 2017.
  2. Born: 6 February 1889Died: 3 May 1966 (3 May 1966). "Wylie Watson | BFI | BFI". Explore.bfi.org.uk. Archived from the original on 11 July 2012. Retrieved 14 April 2014.
  3. "BFI Screenonline: Watson, Wylie (1889-1966) Biography". Screenonline.org.uk. Retrieved 14 April 2014.