Paul Cavanagh

Active - 1928 - 1959  |   Born - Dec 8, 1895   |   Died - Mar 15, 1964   |   Genres - Drama, Adventure, Mystery, Crime, Romance

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Biography by Hal Erickson

British actor Paul Cavanagh came to films in 1928 after extensive stage experience. In Hollywood from 1930, the elegant, trimly mustached Cavanagh occasionally played leads, notably as Maureen O'Sullivan's suitor in Tarzan and His Mate (1934). For the most part he was seen in stiff-upper-lip supporting roles, often cast as a society villain, noble cuckolded husband or military official. As much in demand at the big studios as he was at the poverty-row independents, Paul Cavanagh remained active until 1959, when he appeared in his last picture, the low-budget horror film Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake.

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