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Lionel Atwill Net Worth

Lionel Atwill Net Worth is
$19 Million

Lionel Atwill Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Lionel Atwill was born into a wealthy family and was educated at London's prestigious Mercer School to become an architect, but his interest turned to the stage. He worked his way progressively into the craft and debuted at age 20 at the Garrick Theatre in London. He acted and improved regularly thereafter, especially in the plays of Henrik Ibsen ...
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Date Of BirthMarch 1, 1885, Croydon, United Kingdom
DiedApril 22, 1946, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, California, United States
Place Of BirthCroydon, London, England, UK
Height5' 10½" (1.79 m)
ProfessionActor
SpouseMary Paula Pruter (m. 1944–1946)
ChildrenLionel Anthony Guille Atwill, John Anthony Atwill
Star SignPisces
#Trademark
1Frequently portrayed doctors. More often than not the doctors would be guilty of a crime or would be mad scientists.
2Often portrayed police officers
#Quote
1(In 1941) All women love the men they fear. All women kiss the hand that rules them... I do not treat women in such soft fashion. Women are cat creatures. Their preference is for a soft fireside cushion, for delicate bowls of cream, for perfumed leisure and for a master - which is where and how they belong.
2(In 1934) Frankly I've had my fill of art, It's all very well in its way, but there's an entirely different fascination to pictures that I haven't gotten over yet. No doubt I never will. It may be a little childish, but the sheer mechanical ingenuity of the whole thing gets under my skin the way a mechanical toy fascinates a boy.
3There is something about horror that is horribly compelling. Is it because we see our possible selves in these dark mirrors?
4One side of my face is gentle and kind, incapable of anything but love of my fellow man. The other side, the other profile, is cruel and predatory and evil, incapable of anything but the lusts and dark passions. It all depends on which side of my face is turned toward you--or the camera. It all depends on which side faces the moon at the ebb of the tide.
#Fact
1Made his stage debut in London in "Wallls of Jericho" followed by "Napoleon" and "Julius Caeser.".
2Came to the U.S. in 1916. He was honored at a 1925 banquet where Bela Lugosi was also in attendance.
3Fred Bickle, later to be known professionally as Fredric March, understudied Atwill in the early 20's.
4Atwill played Hamlet to Larette Taylor's Oophelia at an actors' benefit in 1920.
5In 1930 Atwill wed the former Mrs. Douglas MacArthur, a prominent socialite who was married to the famous general from 1922 to '29.
6In 1930 Atwill directed Basil Rathbone in a comedy on Broadway, "A Kiss of Importance.".
7Atwill had bad luck with his homes. A $42.000 mansion burned to the ground in the California fires of October 1935, and a December 1936 coastal storm undermined two of Atwill's homes which slid into the ocean along with $12,000 worth of antique furniture. The actor's Maryland estate, which had served as a honeymoon retreat for the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, was burglarized twice in August 1937.
8Narrated trailer for the 1932 prison movie, "Twenty Thousand Years in Sing Sing" as well as the classic "I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang.".
9Has the distinction of being the only actor to appear in five of the eight Frankenstein films released by Universal from 1931-1948. Atwill appeared in Son of Frankenstein (1939), The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942), Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943), House of Frankenstein (1944), and House of Dracula (1945).
10Great grand uncle of Gregg Atwill.
11Acquired the nickname "Pinky" due to his reddish-tinged hair, which darkened over the years.
12His racy reputation for hosting "wild" parties at his home caught up with him and a sex scandal erupted. In 1943 he was sentenced to five years probation for perjury during a loosely connected rape trial. The Hays Office effectively blacklisted him from the top studios for his disgrace. The remainder of his career was spent doing a few plays in New York and low-budget "B" pictures and serials.
13First son John Anthony Atwill, by first wife Phyllis Relph, was a WWII flying officer with the Royal Air Force killed in action in 1941. A second son, Lionel Anthony Guille Atwill, was born to him late in life (at age 60) by last wife, Mary Paula Pruter. Atwill died six months later.
14Played the title role in the play "Napoleon," but it ran for only 12 performances in 1928. Atwill made headlines when he verbally abused the critics who had panned the show from the stage.
15Died before completing his work on Lost City of the Jungle (1946). His remaining scenes were completed using a double.
16His third wife, the former Louise Brooks Cromwell of Philadelphia society, had formerly been married to Gen. Douglas MacArthur (his first wife).
17Educated at Mercer's School, London.
18Screen and stage actor.

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Genius at Work1946Latimer Marsh / The Cobra
Lost City of the Jungle1946Sir Eric Hazarias
House of Dracula1945Police Inspector Holtz
Crime, Inc.1945Pat Coyle
Fog Island1945Alec Ritchfield
House of Frankenstein1944Arnz
Secrets of Scotland Yard1944Waterlow
Raiders of Ghost City1944Erich von Rugen, alias Alex Morel
Lady in the Death House1944Charles Finch
Captain America1944Cyrus Maldor
Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man1943Mayor
Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon1942Moriarty (as Moriarity)
Night Monster1942Dr. King
Cairo1942Teutonic Gentleman
Pardon My Sarong1942Varnoff
The Strange Case of Doctor Rx1942Dr. Fish
Junior G-Men of the Air1942The Baron
The Ghost of Frankenstein1942Doctor Theodore Bohmer
The Mad Doctor of Market Street1942Graham Dr. Ralph Benson
To Be or Not to Be1942Rawitch
Man Made Monster1941Dr. Paul Rigas
Boom Town1940Harry Compton
The Great Profile1940Dr. Bruce
Girl in 3131940Russell aka Henry Woodruff
Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise1940Dr. Suderman
Johnny Apollo1940Jim McLaughlin
Charlie Chan in Panama1940Cliveden Compton
The Mad Empress1939General Bazaine
Balalaika1939Prof. Marakov
The Secret of Dr. Kildare1939Paul Messenger
Mr. Moto Takes a Vacation1939Professor Roger Chauncey Hildebrand
The Sun Never Sets1939Zurof
The Gorilla1939Walter Stevens
The Hound of the Baskervilles1939James Mortimer M.D.
The Three Musketeers1939De Rochefort
Son of Frankenstein1939Krogh
The Great Waltz1938Count Hohenfried
Three Comrades1938Breuer
The Great Garrick1937Beaumarchais
The Wrong Road1937Mike Roberts
Lancer Spy1937Col. Fenwick
The Last Train from Madrid1937Col. Vigo
The Road Back1937Prosecutor
The High Command1937Maj. Gen. Sir John Sangye, VC
Absolute Quiet1936G.A. Axton
Till We Meet Again1936Ludwig
Lady of Secrets1936Mr. Whittaker
Captain Blood1935Colonel Bishop
Rendezvous1935William Brennan
The Murder Man1935Captain Cole
Mark of the Vampire1935Inspector Neumann
The Devil Is a Woman1935Capt. Don Pasqual 'Pasqualito' Costelar
The Man Who Reclaimed His Head1934Henry Dumont
The Firebird1934John Pointer
The Age of Innocence1934Julius Beaufort
One More River1934Brough
Stamboul Quest1934Herr Von Sturm
Beggars in Ermine1934John 'Flint' Dawson aka John Daniels
Nana1934Colonel André Muffat
The Solitaire Man1933Wallace
Secret of the Blue Room1933Robert von Helldorf
The Song of Songs1933Baron von Merzbach
The Sphinx1933Jerome Breen
Murders in the Zoo1933Eric Gorman
Mystery of the Wax Museum1933Ivan Igor
The Secret of Madame Blanche1933Aubrey St. John
The Vampire Bat1933Dr. Otto von Niemann
Doctor X1932Dr. Jerry Xavier
The Silent Witness1932Sir Austin Howard
The Knife1929ShortThe Surgeon
The Actor's Advice to His Son1928ShortThe Actor
The White Faced Fool1928Short
The Highest Bidder1921Lester
The Eternal Mother1920Howard Hollister
The Marriage Price1919Kenneth Gordon
For Sale1918Undetermined Role
Eve's Daughter1918Courtenay Urquhart

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Svengoolie2016TV SeriesEric Gorman
Bat Wings2014Dr. Wormer
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness2011-2014TV Series documentaryDr. Paul Rigas / Police Inspector Holtz / Inspector Arnz / ...
A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss2010TV Mini-Series documentaryIvan Igor
The Naked Archaeologist2008TV Series documentaryDr. von Niemann
Terror in the Pharaoh's Tomb2007VideoDoctor Xavier
Universal Horror1998TV Movie documentary
Nightmare: The Birth of Victorian Horror1997TV Series documentaryJames Mortimer, M.D.
Frankenstein: A Cinematic Scrapbook1991DocumentaryDoctor Bohmer / Krogh
The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes1985Video documentaryProfessor Moriarty
The Horror Show1979TV Movie documentary
The Son of Frankenstein1966ShortPolice Official
Doom of Dracula1966ShortArntz, police official

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