Hugh Dempster

Hugh Dempster (3 August 1900 – 30 April 1987) was a British theatre and film actor.[1][2]

Hugh Dempster
Actor Hugh Dempster.jpg
Born(1900-08-03)3 August 1900
Died30 April 1987(1987-04-30) (aged 86)

Born in London, Dempster made his stage debut in 1920, and began his screen career in the silent film era.[3] His credits included Vice Versa, Anna Karenina, The Winslow Boy, The Fan, Scrooge, The House Across the Lake and The Ghost Train (short film).[4]

Thirty-six years separated Dempster's first and last appearances on Broadway.[5] He debuted in the 1929 melodrama Rope's End by Patrick Hamilton and in 1965 replaced Peter Sallis as Dr. Watson in the Sherlock Holmes-inspired musical Baker Street.

Dempster died in Chicago, Illinois.[3]

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  1. ^ "Hugh Dempster | Theatricalia".
  2. ^ "Hugh Dempster".
  3. ^ a b McFarlane, Brian (16 May 2016). The Encyclopedia of British Film: Fourth edition. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9781526111968 – via Google Books.
  4. ^ "Hugh Dempster - Movies and Filmography - AllMovie". AllMovie.
  5. ^ League, The Broadway. "Hugh Dempster – Broadway Cast & Staff - IBDB".

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