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Alan Tilvern (5 November 1918 – 17 December 2003) was an English actor and voice artist. He was known for usually playing "tough-guy" roles.[1]

Alan Tilvern
Alan Tilvern.jpg
Tilvern as R. K. Maroon in Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Born(1918-11-05)5 November 1918
Orrendina, London, England
Died17 December 2003(2003-12-17) (aged 85)
London, England
OccupationActor, voice artist
Years active1946–1988
Spouse(s)Diane Elliott


Tilvern was born in 1918, in Orrendina, in the East End of London, to Jewish-Lithuanian parents, who changed their name from Tilovitch.

War and film careerEdit

After leaving school, he became a barrow boy in Brick Lane.[2] In the Second World War he served in the Army but was invalided out before its end in 1945. A year later he began an acting career that lasted until the late 1980s. He is possibly best known for his role as R. K. Maroon in his last film, Who Framed Roger Rabbit.[3]


Tilvern died on 17 December 2003, at the age of 85.

Television appearancesEdit

Selected filmographyEdit


  1. ^ "Alan Tilvern".
  2. ^ "Alan Tilvern". 3 January 2004.
  3. ^ "Alan Tilvern - Biography, Movie Highlights and Photos - AllMovie". AllMovie.

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