Donald Crisp

English film actor (1882-1974)

Donald Crisp (born George William Crisp, 27 July 1882 – 25 May 1974) was an English-born American actor, director, producer and screenwriter. He began his career as a silent movie actor. He won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1942 for his role in How Green Was My Valley.[1]

Crisp in The Sea Hawk trailer, 1940

Crisp was born in London, England. He studied at the University of Oxford. Crisp died in Los Angeles, California from a stroke at the age of 91.


  1. Obituary, Variety, 29 May 1974.

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