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Overview (4)

Born in Spennymoor, Durham, England, UK
Died in London, England, UK
Birth NameThomas Henry Gowland
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Gibson Gowland was born on January 4, 1877 in Spennymoor, Durham, England as Thomas Henry Gowland. He was an actor, known for Greed (1924), The Phantom of the Opera (1925) and Blind Husbands (1919). He was married to Rachelle Marie Gertrude Dervaes (pianist/actress) and Sylvia Andrew. He died on September 9, 1951 in London, England.

Spouse (2)

Rachelle Marie Gertrude Dervaes (pianist/actress) (9 September 1933 - 1947) ( divorced) ( 1 child)
Sylvia Andrew (29 June 1914 - 1918) ( divorced) ( 1 child)

Trivia (8)

In early films he was billed as T. H. Gowland.
His son is actor Peter Gowland.
He is best known for his role as the villainous leading man, McTeague, in Greed (1924).
He often played oversized brutes and thugs of an unsympathetic nature.
Worked as first mate on a ship, then prospected for diamonds in South Africa. Came to the USA via Canada, arriving in Hollywood on a train in 1914. Employed for some time as a movie extra or bit player, earning a mere $2 a day.
Only actor to appear in separate death scenes filmed by Lon Chaney and Lon Chaney Jr.. He played Simon Buquet in The Phantom of the Opera (1925) and later made an appearance as a villager in The Wolf Man (1941).
He appeared in two consecutive Best Picture Academy Award winners: How Green Was My Valley (1941) and Mrs. Miniver (1942).
Grandfather of child actress Ann Gowland.

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