George K. Arthur (Arthur George Brest)

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Littlehampton, Sussex, England, UK
The son of a travelling salesman and a department store merchandise demonstrator, Arthur was obliged to fend for himself from an early age, selling newspapers and working at starvation wages for a condiment manufacturer. Although underage, he escaped from this life by joining the Bugle Corps at the outset of World War One. His experience in army shows as a comedian and singer encouraged him to try for an acting career.

Again a civilian, Arthur took advantage of a government program to enroll at a dramatic school run by the wife of prominent Shakespearian actor/producer Sir Frank Benson. Read more...


Character: Himself - at Banquet

Show People 1928

Character: Bellhop in 'Detectives'

The Big Parade of Comedy 1964