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Laughton, Charleslocked

(1899–1962)

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Laughton, Charles (1899–1962), actor, was born on 1 July 1899 at the Victoria Hotel, Scarborough, the eldest of the three sons (there were no daughters) of Robert Laughton, a prosperous hotelier, and his wife, Elizabeth Conlon. He spent a childhood largely tormented by a glandular problem which made him constantly overweight and therefore unpopular at school and indeed at home, where his early determination to become an actor met severe parental opposition....

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