Famous People From Bournemouth Notable people with a connection to the Bournemouth area
Notable people with a connection to the Bournemouth area

Lawrence Grant

Lawrence Grant was a well known supporting actor who appeared in a number of classic movies between 1924 and 1941, including The Mask Of FuManchu, Bulldog Drummond and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

He was born in Bournemouth in 1870 and christened Percy Reginald Lawrence-Grant.

Growing up he was a huge fan of the Native American Indians, and this influenced his move to the USA in 1908, which was with a theatre company.

Some years later he was privileged enough to spend a few months living with several tribes in Wyoming and Montana, and shot a series of documentary footage of his experiences.

Lawrence was soon recognised as a talented actor, and had 25 years of success in Hollywood movies.

In 1931 he was the host of the 3rd Academy Awards.

Lawrence Grant passed away in 1952, following a decline in his health as a result of acting at a theatre in Santa Barbara during a heat wave.

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