|H. B. Warner Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 2 in|
|Date of Birth||October 26, 1876|
|Date of Death||December 21, 1958|
H. B. Warner was an English actor who began to gain prominence during the silent era when he played the character of Jesus Christ in The King of Kings. Furthermore, Warner garnered more fame with his portrayal of Chang in Lost Horizon in 1937, which resulted in him being nominated for the Academy Award for “Best Supporting Actor.”
Henry Byron Lickfold
H. B. Warner was born on October 26, 1876.
Warner died on December 21, 1958, at the age of 82, in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States due to a heart attack.
St John’s Wood, London, England, United Kingdom
Warner studied at Bedford School.
- Father – Charles Warner (Actor)
- Siblings – Grace Warner (Older Sister) (Stage Actress, Manager)
- Others – James Warner (Paternal Grandfather) (Actor)
6 ft 2 in or 188 cm
80 kg or 176.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Warner had been romantically involved with –
- Mrs. Fred R. Hamlin (1907-1914) – H. B. Warner had been married to Mrs. Fred R. Hamlin from 1907 until her death in 1914.
- Marguerite L. ‘Rita’ Stanwood (1915-1933) – After the death of his first wife in 1914, Warner married Marguerite in 1915 but legally split in 1933.
Race / Ethnicity
He would brush his hair backward and would always be well-dressed.
H. B. Warner Facts
- Originally, Warner wanted to study medicine but eventually opted to take up stage acting.
- Warner made his debut stage appearance in It’s Never Too Late to Mend at the age of 21.
- He relocated to the United States during the 1905–1906 season.
- His Broadway credits include Silence (1924), You and I (1922), Danger (1921), Sleeping Partners (1918), Out There (1917), and Blackbirds (1912).
- Warner made his debut film appearance as Reuben Warren in The Lost Paradise (1914). From there, H. B. Warner went on to be cast in various other films including You Can’t Take It With You (1938), Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), The Rains Came (1939), The Corsican Brothers (1941), and It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) to name a few.
- Warner had been interred in a private vault at the Chapel of the Pines Crematory in Los Angeles, California.
- He was awarded a star at 6600 Hollywood Boulevard on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Featured Image By Lewis Smith / Film Fun (Jan. – Dec. 1919) / Public Domain