Raymond Stross

Raymond Stross (1916–1988) was a British film producer.[1][2]

Raymond Stross
Born(1916-05-22)22 May 1916
Leeds, England, United Kingdom
Died31 July 1988(1988-07-31) (aged 72)
OccupationFilm producer
(m. 1960; his death 1988)
ChildrenMark Stross (b. 1963)

Early life and educationEdit

Stross was born on the 22 May 1916 in Leeds. He was educated at Abingdon School from 1929 until 1933 and was a member of the second XV rugby team.[3]


He started Sturt Stross Film Productions in 1937 becoming the second youngest director-producer in the country at the time. His company's firs production was a film called The Show's the Thing[4] He also directed the 1937 film The Reverse Be My Lot. By 1951 he owned a chain of theatres as well as being a producer.[2][5] Ray Stiles, bassist with Mud and The Hollies, called himself Stross in tribute.

Personal lifeEdit

He was married to Anne Heywood and had a son and daughter.[2] He died in 1988 at his home in Beverly Hills, California.[2]

Selected filmographyEdit


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ BFI.org
  2. ^ a b c d "Raymond Stross, Producer, 72". New York Times.
  3. ^ "Salvete" (PDF). The Abingdonian.
  4. ^ "OA Notes Easter 1937" (PDF). The Abingdonian.
  5. ^ "OA Notes January 1951" (PDF). The Abingdonian.

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