Oliver Reed


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Birth Name: Oliver Reed
Born: 02/13/1938
Birth Place: Wimbledon, England, GB
Death Place: Malta
Died: 05/02/1999

Born on Feb. 13, 1938 in Wimbledon, London, England, Reed was raised by his father, Peter, a sports journalist, and his mother, Marcia. He attended Ewell Castle School in Surrey and later served in the Royal Army Medical Corps before commencing on an acting career as an extra in the late 1950s without any formal training. Reed had his first big break scaring children on the British kids series "The Golden Spur" (BBC, 1959) and landed his first starring role in "The Curse of the Werewolf" (1961), playing a young man whose murderous impulses transmogrify into a hairy beast during the full moon. After appearing with Christopher Lee in "Pirates of Blood River" (1962) and Peter Cushing in "Capta... Continue Bio >>

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