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Dennis Price

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Dennis Price (1915-1973) was a British actor.

Dennistoun Franklyn John Rose-Price was born in Berkshire on 23 June 1915. Price enjoyed a long and successful film career, the high point of which was his performance as the suave murderer in the British comedy classic, Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949). His first starring part was in A Canterbury Tale in 1944, and he went on to appear in dozens of British films.

He was married to the actress Joan Schofield from 1939 to 1950. They had two children.

In 1959, he was the original "No.1" in charge of the crew of HMS Troughtbridge in the first series of the long-running radio comedy The Navy Lark but was unable to continue the role in the second series owing to other work commitments and was replaced by Stephen Murray.

In 1965, he became popular with television audiences for his performance as Jeeves opposite Ian Carmichael as Bertie Wooster in The World of Wooster. His premature death was caused by cirrhosis of the liver in Guernsey on 6 October 1973, aged 58.

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