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Richard Waring

Richard Waring

Richard Waring was an English-born American actor. He appeared on film, stage and television. Born Richard Stephens in Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire, the son of Thomas E. Stephens, a painter, whose portrait of Dwight D. Eisenhower hangs in the Smithsonian Gallery of Presidents. He later adopted his mother's maiden name, Waring, as his stage name. Waring began his career in 1931 with Eva Le Gallienne's Civic Repertory Theater in New York City in minor roles in Romeo and Juliet, Camille, and Cradle Song. In 1940 he played opposite Ethel Barrymore in The Corn is Green and later with Eva Le Gallienne and was signed to play the role in Hollywood opposite Bette Davis, but entered the army during World War II. Before that he was filmed in his best-known screen role in Mr. Skeffington as Fanny Trellis' brother Trippy. After his war service he appeared on Broadway as the Duke of Buckingham in Henry VIII, John Shand in J. M. Barrie's What Every Woman Knows and as the Captain in George Bernard Shaw's, Androcles and the Lion.
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