C. Aubrey Smith Net Worth

C. Aubrey Smith was born on July 21, 1863 in  London, England, United Kingdom, is Actor, Soundtrack. Movie roles are sometimes based upon what the audience expects to see. If the role called for the tall stereotypical Englishmen with the stiff upper lip and stern determination, that man would be C. Aubrey Smith, graduate of Cambridge University, a leading Freemason and a test cricketer for England. Smith was 30 by the time he embarked upon a career on the stage. It took another 20 plus years before he entered the flickering images of the movies. By 1915, Smith was over 50 in a medium that demanded young actors and starlets. For the next ten years, he appeared in a rather small number of silent movies, and after that, he faded from the scene. It was in 1930, with the advent of sound, that Smith found his position in the movies and that position would be distinguished roles. He played military officers, successful business men, ministers of the cloth and ministers of government. With the bushy eyebrows and stoic face, he played men who know about honour, tradition, and the correct path. He worked with big stars such as Greta Garbo, Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Shirley Temple. As for honours, Smith received the Order of the British Empire in 1938 and was knighted in 1944. He continued to work up to the time of his death.
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Age, Biography and Wiki

Who is it? Actor, Soundtrack
Birth Day July 21, 1863
Birth Place  London, England, United Kingdom
Age 156 YEARS OLD
Died On 20 December 1948(1948-12-20) (aged 85)\nBeverly Hills, California, U.S.
Birth Sign Leo
1886 Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC)
Full name Charles Aubrey Smith
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right arm fast
National side England
Only Test (cap 66) 12 March 1889 v South Africa
1882–1896 Sussex
1889–1890 Transvaal
1882–1885 Cambridge University
CompetitionTestsFirst-classMatchesRuns scoredBatting average100s/50sTop scoreBalls bowledWicketsBowling average5 wickets in innings10 wickets in matchBest bowlingCatches/stumpings Competition Tests First-class Matches 1 143 Runs scored 3 2,986 Batting average 3.00 13.63 100s/50s 0/0 0/10 Top score 3 85 Balls bowled 154 17,953 Wickets 7 346 Bowling average 8.71 22.34 5 wickets in innings 1 19 10 wickets in match 0 1 Best bowling 5/19 7/16 Catches/stumpings 0/– 97/– 114332,9863.0013.630/00/1038515417,95373468.7122.34119015/197/160/–97/–
Matches 1143
Runs scored 32,986
Batting average 3.0013.63
100s/50s 0/00/10
Top score 385
Balls bowled 15417,953
Wickets 7346
Bowling average 8.7122.34
5 wickets in innings 119
10 wickets in match 01
Best bowling 5/197/16
Catches/stumpings 0/–97/–

💰 Net worth: $6 Million

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Biography/Timeline

1838

Smith was born in London, England, to Charles John Smith (1838-1928), a medical Doctor, and Sarah Ann (neé Clode, 1836-1922). His sister, Beryl Faber (died 1912), was married to Cosmo Hamilton.

1882

As a cricketer, Smith was primarily a right arm fast Bowler, though he was also a useful right-hand lower-order batsman and a good slip fielder. He is widely regarded as one of the best bowlers to play the game. His oddly curved bowling run-up, which started from deep mid-off, earned him the nickname "Round the Corner Smith". When he bowled round the wicket his approach was concealed from the batsman by the Umpire until he emerged, leading W. G. Grace to comment "it is rather startling when he suddenly appears at the bowling crease." He played for Cambridge University (1882–85) and for Sussex at various times from 1882 to 1892. While in South Africa he captained the Johannesburg English XI. He captained England to victory in his only Test match, against South Africa at Port Elizabeth in 1888-89, taking five wickets for nineteen runs in the first innings. The English team who played were by no means representative of the best players of the time and nobody at the time realised that the match would enter the cricket records as an official Test match.

1888

Smith was educated at Charterhouse School and St John's College, Cambridge. He settled in South Africa to prospect for gold in 1888–89. While there he developed pneumonia and was wrongly pronounced dead by doctors. He married Isabella Wood in 1896.

1895

Smith began acting on the London stage in 1895. His first major role was in The Prisoner of Zenda the following year, playing the dual lead roles of king and look-alike. Forty-one years later, he appeared in the most acclaimed film version of the novel, this time as the wise old advisor. When Raymond Massey asked him to help him understand the role of Black Michael, he answered "My dear Ray, in my time I have played every part in The Prisoner of Zenda except Princess Flavia. And I always had trouble with Black Michael!" He made his Broadway debut as early as 1895 in The Notorious Mrs. Ebbsmith. In 1907 he appeared with Marie Doro in The Morals of Marcus, a play Doro later made into a silent film. Smith later appeared in a revival of George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion in the starring role of Henry Higgins.

1920

Smith appeared in early films for the nascent British film industry, starring in The Bump in 1920 (written by A. A. Milne for the company Minerva Films, which was founded in 1920 by the actor Leslie Howard and his friend and story Editor Adrian Brunel). Smith later went to Hollywood where he had a successful career as a character actor playing either officer or gentleman roles. He was also regarded as being the unofficial leader of the British film industry colony in Hollywood, which Sheridan Morley characterised as the Hollywood Raj, a select group of British actors who were seen to be colonising the capital of the film Business in the 1930s. Other film stars considered to be "members" of this select group were David Niven (whom Smith treated like a son), Ronald Colman, Rex Harrison, Robert Coote, Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce (whose daughter's wedding he had attended as best man), Leslie Howard (whom Smith had known since working with him on early films in London), and Patric Knowles.

1932

In 1932, he founded the Hollywood Cricket Club and created a pitch with imported English grass. He attracted fellow expatriates such as David Niven, Laurence Olivier, Nigel Bruce (who served as captain), Leslie Howard and Boris Karloff to the club as well as local American players. Smith's stereotypical Englishness spawned several amusing anecdotes: while fielding at slip for the Hollywood Club, he dropped a difficult catch and ordered his English butler to fetch his spectacles; they were brought on to the field on a silver platter. The next ball looped gently to slip, to present the kind of catch that "a child would take at midnight with no moon." Smith dropped it and, snatching off his lenses, commented, "Damned fool brought my reading glasses." Decades after his cricket career had ended, when he had long been a famous face in films, Smith was spotted in the pavilion on a visit to Lord's. "That man over there seems familiar", remarked one member to another. "Yes", said the second, seemingly oblivious to his Hollywood fame, "Chap called Smith. Used to play for Sussex."

1933

In 1933, he was on the first board of the Screen Actors Guild.

1934

He appears in Dennis Wheatley's 1934 thriller, "Such Power is Dangerous", about an attempt to take over Hollywood, under the fictitious name of 'Warren Hastings Rook' (rather than Charles Aubrey Smith). Commander McBragg in the TV cartoon Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales is a parody of him. The cartoon character also appears in The Simpsons episode "The Seemingly Never-Ending Story".

1937

Smith starred alongside such screen legends as leading ladies Greta Garbo, Elizabeth Taylor, and Vivien Leigh and the actors Clark Gable, Laurence Olivier, Ronald Colman, Maurice Chevalier, and Gary Cooper. His films include such classics as The Prisoner of Zenda (1937), The Four Feathers (1939), Hitchcock's Rebecca (1940), Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941), And Then There Were None (1945) in which he played General Mandrake, and the 1949 remake of Little Women starring Elizabeth Taylor and Janet Leigh, in which he portrayed the aged grandfather of Laurie Lawrence, (played by a young Peter Lawford), who generously gives a piano to the frail Beth March (played by Margaret O'Brien). He also appeared as the father of Maureen O'Sullivan in Tarzan the Ape Man, the first Tarzan film with Johnny Weissmüller. Smith also played a leading role as the Earl of Dorincourt in David O. Selznick's literature adaption Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936).

1938

He was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1938 and was knighted by King George VI in 1944 for services to Anglo-American amity.

1939

Smith expected his fellow countrymen to report for regular duty at his Hollywood Cricket Club. Anyone who refused was known to "incur his displeasure". Fiercely patriotic, Smith became openly critical of the British actors of enlistment age who did not return to fight after the outbreak of World War II in 1939. Smith loved playing on his status as Hollywood's "Englishman in Residence". His bushy eyebrows, beady eyes, handlebar moustache, and height of 6'2" made him one of the most recognisable faces in Hollywood.

1948

Smith died from pneumonia in Beverly Hills in 1948, aged 85. His body was cremated and nine months later, in accordance with his wishes, his ashes were returned to his native UK and interred in his mother's grave at St Leonard's churchyard in Hove, Sussex.