Ronald Colman Net Worth

Ronald Colman Net Worth is
$14 Million

Ronald Colman Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Ronald Charles Colman (9 February 1891 – 19 May 1958) was an English actor, popular during the 1930s and 1940s. He won an Academy Award for Best Actor for A Double Life (1947), and received nominations for Random Harvest (1942) and Bulldog Drummond/Condemned (1929, nominated for his work in both). Colman starred in the classic films A Tale of Two Cities (1935), Lost Horizon (1937), The Prisoner of Zenda (1937), and The Talk of the Town (1942).

Full NameRonald Colman
Date Of BirthFebruary 9, 1891, Richmond, United Kingdom
DiedMay 19, 1958, Santa Barbara, California, United States
Place Of BirthRichmond, Surrey, England, UK
Height5' 10" (1.78 m)
ProfessionActor, Soundtrack, Producer
SpouseBenita Hume (m. 1938–1958), Thelma Raye (m. 1920–1934)
ChildrenJuliet Colman
ParentsMarjory Read Fraser, Charles Colman
SiblingsEdith Colman, Marjorie Colman, Eric Colman
AwardsAcademy Award for Best Actor, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture – Drama
MoviesRandom Harvest, Lost Horizon, A Double Life, The Prisoner of Zenda, The Talk of the Town, A Tale of Two Cities, If I Were King, Bulldog Drummond, The White Sister, Raffles, The Winning of Barbara Worth, Clive of India, Under Two Flags, Arrowsmith, Champagne for Caesar, Condemned, Lucky Partners, Aro...
TV ShowsThe Halls of Ivy
Star SignAquarius
1Rich, mellifluous voice
Lost Horizon (1937)$162,500
1A man usually falls in love with a woman who asks the kind of questions he is able to answer.
2I visited agents, knocked at producers' doors; no one was interested. I was just another stage actor on tour, on the outside of Hollywood looking in. I returned to New York depressed and disappointed.
3[asked if The Story of Mankind (1957) was based on a book] Yes. But they are using only the notes on the dust jacket.
4Why should I go to dull parties and say dull things just because I wear greasepaint and make love to beautiful women on the screen?
5I loathe war. I'm inclined to be bitter about the politics of munitions and real estate, which are the reasons of war. It certainly taught me to value the quiet life and strengthened my conviction that to keep as far out of range of vision as possible is to to be as safe as possible.
6I persevered in those English films, and persevered is the word, though I am the first to admit that I was a very bad actor in them.
7Whenever I hear of young actors down and out and broke in New York (and what a cliché of show business it is supposed to be!), I remember my own experiences in 1921 - and find it no laughing matter by any criterion.
8They talk of the artist finding liberation in work, it is true. One can be someone else in another, more dramatic, more beautiful world.
9[to his agent] Before God I'm worth 35 dollars a week. Before the motion picture industry I'm worth anything you can get.
10Fame has robbed me of my freedom and shut me up in prison, and because the prison walls are gilded, and the key that locks me in is gold, does not make it any more tolerable.
1He was lined up to play the leading role in a proposed MGM film based on John Wyndham's novel "The Midwich Cuckoos" when illness and then death overcame him. MGM did make a film of this book two years after his death, when his role was taken over by George Sanders - who had, in the meantime, also married Colman's widow, Benita Hume.
2His Shakespearean acting for the scenes from "Othello" in A Double Life (1947) was coached by Walter Hampden.
3Colman's Oscar statuette sold for $206,250 when it was auctioned by Nate D. Sanders Memorabilia on February 28, 2012.
4He, along with wife Benita Hume, was a frequent guest on Jack Benny's radio show. The Colmans were supposed to be next-door neighbors. After Colman won his Oscar, Jack borrowed it to take home only to be robbed and the Oscar taken. For several weeks the show's story line was the recovery of the stolen Oscar.
5Christopher Walken (whose given name is Ronald) was named for him.
6When he made his mark in Hollywood as a handsome young silent actor, there were some who doubted he would translate well to "talkies." His subsequent success in radio (he made a multi-volume recording of the William Shakespeare sonnets, as well) proved them wrong with a vengeance.
7In his early film career he was panned by many critics for his overtheatrics (used in the stage work he was doing at the time) and his pronounced limp (from a bad war injury). He credited working with greats such as George Arliss for overcoming those obstacles.
8Fought with the British Army in World War I, and was wounded during the Battle of Ypres.
9His recording of "A Christmas Carol", originally released in a Decca 78-RPM set in 1941, was the first recorded version to win wide acclaim. It appeared several times on LP, and has recently (October 2005) been released on CD by Deutsche Grammophon, along with its frequent companion piece on LP, "Mr. Pickwick's Christmas".
10He made his film debut in an unreleased two-reel short made in 1919. Its title is unknown, and references to it as 'Live Wire, The (1917)' apparently erroneously connect it to a play of that title in which Colman appeared around the same time.
11Daughter Juliet Benita Colman (b. 1944).


The Story of Mankind1957The Spirit of Man
General Electric Theater1956TV SeriesGraham
Around the World in Eighty Days1956Great Indian Peninsular Railway Official
Studio 571956TV SeriesArtist
The Halls of Ivy1954-1955TV SeriesDr. William Todhunter Hall / William Todhunter Hall / Dr. William TodhunterHall / ...
Four Star Playhouse1952-1953TV SeriesDr. Bosanquent / Cameron / Caller
The Jack Benny Program1952TV SeriesRonald Colman
Champagne for Caesar1950Beauregard Bottomley
A Double Life1947Anthony John
The Late George Apley1947George Apley
Random Harvest1942Charles Rainier
The Talk of the Town1942Professor Michael Lightcap
My Life with Caroline1941Anthony
Lucky Partners1940David
The Light That Failed1939Dick Heldar
If I Were King1938François Villon
The Prisoner of Zenda1937Major Rudolf Rassendyll The Prisoner of Zenda
Lost Horizon1937Robert Conway
Under Two Flags1936Sgt. Victor
A Tale of Two Cities1935Sydney Carton
The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo1935Paul Gaillard
Clive of India1935Robert Clive
Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back1934Captain Hugh 'Bulldog' Drummond
The Masquerader1933Sir John Chilcote / John Loder, His Cousin
Cynara1932Jim Warlock
Arrowsmith1931Dr. Martin Arrowsmith
The Unholy Garden1931Barrington Hunt
The Devil to Pay!1930Willie Hale
Terra Melophon Magazin Nr. 11930Short episode "Welches ist ihr Typ"
Raffles1930A.J. Raffles
Bulldog Drummond1929Hugh Drummond
The Rescue1929Tom Lingard
Two Lovers1928Mark Van Rycke
The Magic Flame1927Tito the Clown / The Count
The Night of Love1927Montero
The Winning of Barbara Worth1926Willard Holmes
Beau Geste1926Michael 'Beau' Geste
Kiki1926Victor Renal
Lady Windermere's Fan1925Lord Darlington
Stella Dallas1925Stephen Dallas
The Dark Angel1925Captain Alan Trent
Her Sister from Paris1925Joseph Weyringer
His Supreme Moment1925John Douglas
The Sporting Venus1925Donald MacAllan
A Thief in Paradise1925Maurice Blake
Romola1924Carlo Bucellini
Her Night of Romance1924Paul Menford
Tarnish1924Emmet Carr
Twenty Dollars a Week1924Chester Reeves
The Eternal City1923Extra (uncredited)
The White Sister1923Capt. Giovanni Severini
Handcuffs or Kisses1921Lodyard
Foolish Monte Carlo1920Vicomte de Beaurais
Anna the Adventuress1920Brendan
A Son of David1920Maurice Phillips
Snow in the Desert1919Rupert Sylvester
Sheba1919Bit part (uncredited)
A Daughter of Eve1919Bit Part (uncredited)
The Toilers1919Bob
The Live Wire1917Short


Lucky Partners1940"Comin' Thro' the Rye", uncredited
The Prisoner of Zenda1937performer: "Artist's Life, Op.316" 1867 - uncredited
The Devil to Pay!1930"The British Grenadiers", uncredited / performer: "Here We Go Gathering Nuts in May" - uncredited


Four Star Playhouse1952-1953TV Series producer - 3 episodes


The Halls of Ivy1955TV Series 1 episode
Four Star Playhouse1952TV Series television play - 1 episode

Production Manager

The Halls of Ivy1955TV Series executive in charge of production - 1 episode
Four Star Playhouse1954TV Series production supervisor - 1 episode


The Jack Benny Program1956TV SeriesHimself
Four Star Playhouse1954TV SeriesHimself - Host / Narrator
The 25th Annual Academy Awards1953TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Actress
The Ed Sullivan Show1952TV SeriesHimself
Screen Snapshots Series 25, No. 4: Hollywood Celebrations1945Documentary shortHimself
Screen Snapshots Series 19, No. 9: Sports in Hollywood1940Documentary shortHimself, Tennis Fan
Screen Snapshots Series 16, No. 91937Documentary shortHimself
Hollywood on Parade No. A-131933ShortHimself
Governor C.C. Young Hails Greater Talkie Season1930ShortHimself

Archive Footage

American Masters2001TV Series documentaryHimself
The Making of 'Lost Horizon'1999Video documentary shortRobert Conway (uncredited)
Northern Exposure1993TV SeriesRudolf Rassendyll
The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind1988TV Movie documentaryActor in a film clip
Entertaining the Troops1988DocumentaryHimself
The Moviemakers1983TV SeriesHimself
Historia del cine: Epoca muda1983Video documentaryLord Darlington (uncredited)
That's Entertainment, Part II1976DocumentaryClip from 'A Tale of Two Cities'
Hollywood: The Selznick Years1969TV Movie documentaryActor 'A Tale of Two Cities' (uncredited)
Hollywood and the Stars1964TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood: The Golden Years1961TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Movies Golden Age1961TV Movie documentaryCarlo Bucellini
Screen Snapshots: Ramblin' Round Hollywood1955Documentary shortHimself
Screen Snapshots: Spike Jones in Hollywood1953ShortHimself
The Art Director1949Documentary shortHimself - edited from 'Late George Apley' (uncredited)
Some of the Best1943DocumentaryCharles Rainier in Random Harvest (uncredited)
Hedda Hopper's Hollywood No. 31942Documentary shortHimself (clip from"The Light That Failed") (uncredited)
Personality Parade1938Documentary shortHimself (uncredited)
Movie Memories #21934Documentary short

Won Awards

1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn 8 February 1960. At 6801 Hollywood Blvd.
1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameTelevisionOn 8 February 1960. At 1623 Vine Street.
1948OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Leading RoleA Double Life (1947)
1948Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest ActorA Double Life (1947)

Nominated Awards

1943OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Leading RoleRandom Harvest (1942)
1930OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Leading RoleBulldog Drummond (1929)
1930OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Leading RoleCondemned (1929)

3rd Place Awards

1942NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActorRandom Harvest (1942)

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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