Hugh McDermott (actor)

Hugh Patrick McDermott (20 March 1906 – 29 January 1972) was a British professional golfer turned actor who made a number of film, stage and television performances between 1936 and 1972.

Hugh McDermott
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Born(1906-03-20)20 March 1906
Died29 January 1972(1972-01-29) (aged 65)
Years active1936–1972
Spouse(s)Daphne Courtney
(m. 1936; div. 19??)
Angela Laurillard
(m. 1950)


He was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1906, and was educated in Davidson's Mains. Initially an instructor at the Royal Burgess Golfing Society of Edinburgh, he later toured South and Central America and won the Central America Open and later helped design a course in Guatemala.[1]

A trip to the United States kindled his interest in the film industry, and he made his screen debut in Well Done, Henry and followed it up with an appearance as HM Stanley in David Livingstone. In 1939 he appeared in the West End in N.C. Hunter's comedy Grouse in June. He made his final appearance in Chato's Land on film, and in The Amorous Prawn on stage in Edinburgh.[2][3]



  1. ^ The Glasgow Herald, "Actor Hugh McDermott Dies", Jan 31, 1972.[1]
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