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Donald Pleasence

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Birth Name: Donald Pleasence
Born: 10/05/1919
Birth Place: Nottinghamshire, England, GB
Death Place: France
Died: 02/02/1995

Born Donald Henry Pleasence on Oct. 5, 1919 in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England, he was the younger of two boys born to Alice and Thomas Pleasence. Donald's father, a strict Methodist, worked as a railway stationmaster, and the family traditionally lived in an apartment above the station. With one year left before graduation, and tired of the lengthy train commute, he left Ecclesfield Grammar School in order to pursue an acting career. Although he had auditioned to attend the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Pleasence was unable to enroll, due to a lack of funds and his failure to secure a scholarship. To make ends meet, he worked at a railway station for a time before working switching caree... Continue Bio >>

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