Leo G. Carroll

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  • Leo G. Carroll was a private person. Though much is known about his actoring and military careers, little is known about his personal life.

  • Leo G. Carroll's father was an Irish-born British military officer. Leo had thought he would make a career of the military. Injuries during World War I forced him to change his military career pursuits.

  • Leo Carroll never won any movie or television awards. He was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Drama in 1966 and 1967 for his protrayal or Waverly in "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." and "The Girl From U.N.C.L.E."

  • During World War I, Leo Carroll served in the infantry for England. He fought in France, Greece and Palestine. He was injuried in action by a bullet. He spent two years in a hospital recovering.

  • Leo Carroll final Hitchcock role was in 1959. Carroll played the Professor in the thriller, "North by Northwest". This film starred Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, and James Mason.

  • In 1940, Leo had the oppertunity to work again with Laurence Olivier. This time he was a co-star, playing Dr. Baker in Alfred Hitchcock's "Rebecca". This movie also starred Joan Fontaine and Judith Anderson. This was Mr. Carroll introduction to Hitchcock films. He was so well liked by the producers that he was cast in six of Hitchcock's movies.

  • In 1939 Mr. Carroll was cast in a role opposite Bette Davis, Errol Flynn, and Vincent Price in "The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex".

  • In 1939, Carroll played the housekeeper, Joseph, in "Wuthering Heights". The part in the book is harsh. The film makes the character a little softer but it was still a cruel role. The film starred Merle Oberon as Cathy Earnshaw, Laurence Olivier as Heathcliff, and David Niven as Edgar Linton.

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