Finch, Peter, 1916-1977

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Actor Peter Finch was born in Britain and came to Australia at the age of nine. He worked at a variety of occupations such as newspaper copy boy, hawker and artist's model before he began his theatrical career in the early years of Australian radio. Before the second world war, he appeared in several Australian films until Lawrence Olivier encouraged him to try the British theatre. He left Australia for London in 1949 where he had many stage and film successes until his death in 1977.

From the description of Papers of Peter Finch. 1937-1954. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 221141796

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referencedIn Collection of Research Material on Edith Evans, actress, 1910s-1970s V & A Department of Theatre and Performance
creatorOf Finch, Peter, 1916-1977. Papers of Peter Finch. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Finch, Tamara, 1919-. Papers of Tamara Finch [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
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associatedWith Forbes, Bryan., b. 1926 person
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Actors--Archives
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Birth 1916-09-28

Death 1977-01-14

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Britons

English

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