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Overview (4)

Born in London, England, UK
Died in Longboat Key, Florida, USA
Birth NameThomas Percy Helmore
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Helmore served as an apprentice in his father's accounting firm while working as an extra in movies. He subsequently pursued acting as a career, working predominantly on the stage. The 1945 Broadway musical "The Day Before Spring" led to Helmore's Hollywood career. In British and American films, Helmore was employed as a dapper, comedic actor.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Ray Hamel

Spouse (2)

Mary Hortense McCorkle (Mary Drayton) (1945 - 24 June 1994) ( her death) ( 1 child)
Evelyn Hope (1931 - 1945) ( divorced)

Trivia (4)

He was Rex Harrison's understudy in the original stage production of "My Fair Lady."
A good friend of actor Boris Karloff, even after Karloff married his ex-wife, Evelyn, in 1946.
Starred as "The Shadow" in a prospective TV pilot in the 1950s that didn't pan out.
He is probably most famous today as the man who hires James Stewart to shadow Kim Novak, in Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo (1958).

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