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Birth Name: Peter Cushing
Born: 05/26/1913
Birth Place: Surrey, England, GB
Death Place: Canterbury, England, GB
Died: 08/11/1994

Born Peter Wilton Cushing on May 26, 1913 in Kenley, a district in the county of Surrey, England, he was the younger of two sons by George Edward Cushing, a quantity surveyor, and his wife, Nellie Marie. He initially followed in his father's footsteps, working as a surveyor's assistant, where his innate talent for drawing made him a valuable asset. But he was drawn to acting after seeing a favorite aunt perform on stage, and won a scholarship to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. In 1935, he made his professional stage debut with the Worthing Repertory Company, where he would remain for the next four years before departing for America to find work in Hollywood. His screen debut came wi... Continue Bio >>

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