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Up the Years from Bloomsbury

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Title:Up the Years from Bloomsbury
Arliss, George   
Published:   1927
Publisher:Little, Brown, and Company
Tags:autobiography, London, non-fiction

London-born George Arliss, star of stage and screen, worked in his father's publishing office until at age 18 he played London's West End in supporting roles. He made his Broadway debut in the early 1900s, later appearing in several silent films. This autobiography covers his career before transitioning to sound films. Having played the part of Benjamin Disraeli, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in the 1860s and 1870s, both on stage and in a silent film, he later won an Academy Award in 1929 for the lead role in the sound film Disraeli. [Suggest a different description.]

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Author Bio for Arliss, George

George Arliss was born Augustus George Andrews on April 10, 1868 in London, and died there on February 5, 1946. He was an English actor, author, playwright, and filmmaker. His father was a publisher, but he headed to the stage. He worked outside London and by 1900 had worked up to supporting roles in the West End. In 1901, he joined a troupe going to the U.S. where he stayed, playing Broadway, and touring with his popular role of Disraeli. He made his first silent film The Devil in 1921, transitioned successfully to ‘talkies’, and won an Oscar for Best Actor for his 1929 film Disraeli. As an established star himself, he helped promote the careers of future movie legends, such as Bette Davis, James Cagney, Randolph Scott, and Dick Powell.

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