Born in London in 1889.
Made his first stage presence at the age of 11.
Served in WWI and was involved in a gas attack that left him blind in one eye for the rest of his life.
Failed his first screen test but was later hired after someone heard his voice from his screen test from another room.
Worked in theater until discovered for film in 1933 for The Invisible Man.
Became a US citizen in 1939.
Was nominated four times for Notorious, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington, Casablanca, and Mr. Skeffington
Was married 5 times, divorced 4 times and widowed once.
Narrated Bible stories for children.
Died in New Hampshire in 1967