Frederick Worlock

Frederick Worlock (December 14, 1886 – August 1, 1973) was a British-American actor. He is known for his work in various films during the 1940s and 1950s, and as the voice of Horace in One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961).

Frederick Worlock
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Born(1886-12-14)December 14, 1886
London, England
DiedAugust 1, 1973(1973-08-01) (aged 86)
Years active1914–1970
(m. 1924; div. 1930)


On stage, he made his début in 1906 in Henry V in Bristol and acted in four productions in London[1] before moving to the United States in the 1920s, where he appeared in Broadway productions between 1923 and 1954.[2]

From 1938 to 1966, Worlock appeared as a supporting actor in films including Man Hunt, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, How Green Was My Valley, The Imperfect Lady, Singapore, The Lone Wolf in London, Love from a Stranger, Ruthless, Joan of Arc, Spartacus, One Hundred and One Dalmatians (voice-over), and Spinout. He appeared in a number of the Sherlock Holmes films starring Basil Rathbone in the 1940s. Worlock often portrayed "professorial roles, some benign, some villainous".[3][4]

Personal lifeEdit

In 1924, he married actress Elsie Ferguson, with whom he had appeared in The Moon-Flower on Broadway.[5] The marriage ended in divorce in 1930.[6][7]

Worlock died from cerebral ischemia in 1973, at the age of 86.

Partial filmographyEdit


  1. ^ "Frederic Worlock, Actor". University of Bristol Theatre Collection. Retrieved 2018-05-08. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Frederic Worlock, Performer". Internet Broadway Database. Retrieved 2018-05-08. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Hal Erickson. "Frederic Worlock". AllMovie. Retrieved 2018-05-08. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Frederick Worlock: Filmography". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 2018-05-08. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Elsie Ferguson Marries Her Stage Villain; Banker's Ex-Wife Now Mrs. Worlock". The New York Times. May 6, 1924.
  6. ^ Willis Thornton (April 21, 1934). "Elsie Ferguson Weds at 49 to Prove Love Is Not Old Because Many Summers Are Gone". Spartanburg Herald. p. 3.
  7. ^ Current Biography 1944. H. W. Wilson. 1945. p. 201. ISBN 9780824204815. Late in 1930 she sailed for Europe, where she secured a divorce from Frederick Worlock.

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