Ray Milland  1907  1986
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A frantic Mal Milland called her husband. And Milland, as he later wrote in "Wide-Eyed in Babylon," published in 1974, called Paramount Studios, which squelched the rumors.
Until "The Lost Weekend," Milland had been perceived in Hollywood as a light leading man with a ready smile and an agreeable disposition. He had never been regarded as an actor capable of handling a serious part.
Even he had doubts about whether he could play the role of Don Birnam, the writer staggering down 3rd Avenue, trying to pawn his battered typewriter.
"It was the first real job of acting-the first assignment to play someone other than myself-I d ever been offered," he told an interviewer later. "I wasn' t at all sure I was ready for it; that I knew enough about my craft. But I had to try. . . ."
- Los Angeles Times March 11, 1986


In "The Lost Weekend," his most famous role and the one for which he won a 1946 Oscar as lead actor, Milland played a dipsomaniac young writer so convincingly that he even fooled some friends into thinking he actually had become an alcoholic.
It happened, he later explained in his autobiography, during the filming of some sequences in New York City. As camouflaged cameras were shooting, a purportedly drunk Milland was staggering along 3rd Avenue when a friend saw him.
When the friend returned to Los Angeles she called Milland s wife and told her that her husband had become a bum. The story of Milland, the drunken derelict, was picked up by some of the Hollywood trade papers.

Born Reginald Alfred Truscott-Jones on Jan. 3, 1907 in Neath, United Kingdom
Died March 10, 1986 of cancer in Torrance, CA
Ray Milland said he was a screen star for years before he understood enough about acting to handle his Oscar-winning role as Hollywood s most memorable alcoholic.
1929 - The Flying Scotsman
1929 - The Lady from the Sea
1929 * Piccadilly
1929 - The Plaything
1929 * The Informer 
1930 * Way for a Sailor
1930 * Passion Flower 
1931 - The Bachelor Father
1931 * Strangers May Kiss 
1931 - Just a Gigolo
1931 - Bought!

1931 - Ambassador Bill
1931 - Blonde Crazy
1932 * The Man Who Played God 
1932 * Polly of the Circus 
1932 * But the Flesh Is Weak
1932 - Payment Deferred
1933 - This Is the Life
1934 - Bolero
1934 - We're Not Dressing
1934 - Orders Is Orders
1934 - Many Happy Returns
1934 - Charlie Chan in London
1934 - I Menace
1934 - One Hour Late
1935 - The Gilded Lily
1935 - Four Hours to Kill!
1935 - Alias Mary Dow
1935 - The Glass Key
1936 - Next Time We Love
1936 - The Return of Sophie Lang
1936 - The Big Broadcast of 1937
1936 - Three Smart Girls
1936 - The Jungle Princess
1937 - Bulldog Drummond Escapes
1937 - Wings Over Honolulu
1937 - Easy Living
1937 - Ebb Tide
1937 - Wise Girl
1938 - Her Jungle Love
1938 - Tropic Holiday
1938 - Men with Wings
1938 - Say It in French
1939 - Hotel Imperial
1939 - Beau Geste

1939 - Everything Happens at Night
1940 - French Without Tears
1940 - Irene
1940 - The Doctor Takes a Wife
1940 - Untamed
1940 - Arise, My Love
1941 - I Wanted Wings
1941 - Skylark
1942 - The Lady Has Plans
1942 - Reap the Wild Wind
1942 - Are Husbands Necessary?
1942 - The Major and the Minor
1943 - Forever and a Day
1943 - The Crystal Ball
1944 - Lady in the Dark
1944 - The Uninvited
1944 - Till We Meet Again
1944 - Ministry of Fear
1945 - Kitty
1945 - The Lost Weekend
1946 - The Well-Groomed Bride
1947 - California
1947 - The Imperfect Lady
1947 - The Trouble with Women
1947 - Golden Earrings
1948 - So Evil My Love
1948 - The Big Clock
1948 - Sealed Verdict
1948 - Miss Tatlock's Millions (Cameo)
1949 - Alias Nick Beal
1949 - It Happens Every Spring
1950 - A Woman of Distinction
1950 - A Life of Her Own
1950 - Copper Canyon
1951 - Close to My Heart
1951 - Circle of Danger
1951 - Night Into Morning
1951 - Rhubarb
1952 - Bugles in the Afternoon
1952 - Something to Live For
1952 - The Thief
1953 - Jamaica Run
1953 - Let's Do It Again
1954 - Dial M for Murder
1955 - The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing
1955 - A Man Alone
1956 - Lisbon
1956 - Three Brave Men
1957 - The River's Edge
1957 - High Flight
1958 - The Safecracker
1962 - Premature Burial
1962 - Panic in Year Zero!
1963 - X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes
1964 - The Confession

1968 - Hostile Witness
1970 - Love Story
1972 - Frogs
1972 - The Thing with Two Heads
1973 - Terror in the Wax Museum
1973 - I Embassy
1974 - The Student Connection
1974 - The Big Game
1974 - The Great Gold Conspiracy
1975 - Escape to Witch Mountain
1976 - The Swiss Conspiracy
1976 - Aces High
1976 - The Last Tycoon
1977 - The Uncanny
1977 - The House in Nightmare Park
1977 - La ragazza dal pigiama giallo
1978 - Slavers
1978 - Blackout
1978 - Cuibul salamandrelor
1978 - Oliver's Story
1979 - Spree
1979 - Game for Vultures
1980 - The Attic
1984 - The Sea Serpent

* uncredited

1975 Ellery Queen (TV series)
Carson McKell
- Too Many Suspects (1975) Carson McKell
1975 The Dead Don't Die (TV movie)

1972 Cool Million (TV series)
Neil Fitzsimmons
Hunt for a Lonely Girl (1972) Neil Fitzsimmons
1971-1972 Columbo (TV series)
Arthur Kennicut / Jarvis Goodland
The Greenhouse Jungle (1972) Jarvis Goodland
Death Lends a Hand (1971) Arthur Kennicut
1971 Black Noon (TV movie)Caleb Hobbs
1971 Company of Killers (TV movie)
George DeSalles
1971 Night Gallery (TV series)

Dr. Archibald Ravadon
The Boy Who Predicted Earthquakes
/Miss Lovecraft Sent Me/The Hand of Borgus Weems
/Phantom of What Opera? (1971) Dr. Archibald Ravadon
1971 River of Gold (TV movie)
Evelyn Rose
1970 The Name of the Game (TV series)
Jonathan Booker
A Love to Remember (1970) Jonathan Booker
1969 Daughter of the Mind (TV movie)
Professor Samuel Constable
1969 Bracken's World (TV series)Cameo
1963 The Silver Burro (TV movie)
1963 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV series)
Investigator
The Silver Burro (1963) Investigator
1963 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV series)
Dr. Howard Fennick
A Home Away from Home (1963) Dr. Howard Fennick
1962 Alcoa Premiere (TV series)
Keith Briscoe
Pattern of Guilt (1962) Keith Briscoe
1959-1960 Markham (TV series)
Roy Markham
- A Matter of Identity (1960) Roy Markham
- The Bad Spell (1960) Roy Markham
- The Snowman (1960) Roy Markham
- Counterpoint (1960) Roy Markham
- Crash in the Desert (1960) Roy Markham
1959 Goodyear Theatre (TV series)
Binyon
- A London Affair (1959) Binyon
1956-1958 G.E. True Theater (TV series)
Caradoc Williams / John / Russel Kent /
- Battle for a Soul (1958) Caradoc Williams
- Angel of Wrath (1957) John
- Never Turn Back (1957) Woodward
- That's the Man! (1956) Russel Kent
1958 Decision (TV series)
Markheim

- Markheim (1958) Markheim
1958 Suspicion (TV series)
Roy Markham
- Eye for an Eye (1958) Roy Markham
1957 Schlitz Playhouse (TV series)
Harry Carstairs
- The Girl in the Grass (1957) Harry Carstairs
1956 Three Brave Men
1956 The Ford Television Theatre (TV series)
1956 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV series)
1953-1955 The Ray Milland Show
Meet Mr. McNulty (TV series)

1985 The Gold Key (video)
Carl Bruhn
1984 Sherlock Holmes and the Masks of Death (TV movie)
The Home Secretary
1980 Charlie's Angels (TV series)
Oliver Barrow
One Love... Two Angels: Part 1 (1980) Oliver Barrow
1979 The Love Boat (TV series)
Peter Bradbury
The Wedding: Carol and Doug's Story/Peter and Alicia's Story/Julie's Story/Buddy and Portia's Story: Part 1 (1979) Peter Bradbury
The Wedding: Carol and Doug's Story/Peter and Alicia's Story/Julie's Story/Buddy and Portia's Story: Part 2 (1979) Peter Bradbury
1982-1983 Hart to Hart (TV series)
Stephen Edwards / Stephen Harrison Edwards

Long Lost Love (1983) Stephen Edwards
My Hart Belongs to Daddy (1982) Stephen Harrison Edwards
1983 Cave In! (TV movie)
Professor Harrison Soames
1983 Starflight: The Plane That Couldn't Land (TV movie)
Q. T. Thornwell
1982 The Royal Romance of Charles and Diana (TV movie)
Mr. Griffiths
1981 Our Family Business (TV movie)
Tony
1980 The Dream Merchants (TV movie)
Lawrence Radford
1979 The Darker Side of Terror (TV movie)
Prof. Meredith
1978 Fantasy Island (TV series)
Colonel James Weston
Let the Goodtimes Roll/Nightmare/The Tiger (1978) Colonel James Weston
1978 Battlestar Galactica (TV series)
Sire Uri
Saga of a Star World (1978) Sire Uri
Pilot (1978) Sire Uri
1978 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (TV series)
Dr. Orin Thatcher
Voodoo Doll: Part 2 (1978) Dr. Orin Thatcher
Voodoo Doll: Part 1 (1978) Dr. Orin Thatcher
1978 Cruise Into Terror (TV movie)
Dr. Isiah Bakkun
1977 Testimony of Two Men (TV mini-series)
Jonas Witherby
1977 Seventh Avenue (TV mini-series)
Douglas Fredericks
1976 Mayday at 40,000 Feet! (TV movie)
Dr. Joseph Mannheim
1976 Look What's Happened to Rosemary's Baby (TV movie)
Meet Mr. McNulty (TV series)
Roman Castevet
1976 Rich Man, Poor Man - Book II (TV series)
Duncan Calderwood
- Chapter I (1976) Duncan Calderwood
1976 Rich Man, Poor Man (TV mini-series)
Duncan Calderwood
- Part VII: Chapter 9 (1976) Duncan Calderwood
- Part VI: Chapter 8 (1976) Duncan Calderwood
- Part IV: Chapter 6 (1976) Duncan Calderwood
- Part III: Chapter 5 (1976) Duncan Calderwood
- Part II: Chapters 3 and 4 (1976) Duncan Calderwood

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