Cliff Severn

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Cliff Severn (September 21, 1925 – June 4, 2014) was an American cricketer and child screen actor.

Clifford Severn was the son of Dr. Clifford Brill Severn (1890-1981).[1] His parents emigrated from South Africa to Los Angeles after he was born. He had seven siblings who were all child actors: Venetia Severn, Yvonne Severn, Raymond Severn, Ernest Severn, Christopher Severn, William Severn and Winston Severn. He died in Los Angeles, California, in 2014, aged 88.[2][3][4]

Like his brothers Winston and Raymond, Cliff Severn played for the US national cricket team.[5]

As Clifford Severn (in 1940 films as Clifford Severn Jr), he appeared notably in the films A Christmas Carol and the war film They Live in Fear.


Year Title Role Notes
1935 Jalna Wakefield 'Wake' Whiteoaks Film debut
The Perfect Gentleman Johnny Uncredited
1937 Quality Street Arthur Uncredited
The Prince and the Pauper Third Urchin Uncredited
Our Gang Follies of 1938 Waiter Short, Uncredited
1938 Kidnapped Urchin Uncredited
A Christmas Carol Boy Buying Scrooge's Christmas Turkey Uncredited
1939 Man About Town English Bellboy Uncredited
1940 Gaucho Serenade Ronnie Willoughby
Captain Caution Travers
1941 Man Hunt Cockney Boy Uncredited
How Green Was My Valley Mervyn Phillips Uncredited
1942 Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake Paddy
This Above All Lift Boy
Atlantic Convoy Sandy Brown
Random Harvest Albert Uncredited
1943 Forever and a Day Nelson Trimble, Bill and Susan's Son
1944 They Live in Fear Paul Graffen Final film


  1. ^ Memorials to the Severn family
  2. ^ US cricket pioneer Clifford Severn passes away at 88
  3. ^ Peter Della Penna (June 5, 2014). "US cricket pioneer Severn passes away at 88". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved June 6, 2014.
  4. ^ Cliff Severn on IMDb
  5. ^ "Profile". Cricket Archive. Retrieved June 6, 2014.

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