The movie actor Peter Cushing died at the age of 81. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
He appeared in several horror films and was in Lawrence Olivier’s Hamlet. As a Hammer Film actor, he portrayed Baron Frankenstein, Dr. Van Helsing, and Sherlock Holmes.
He married actress Helen Beck in 1943. Their marriage lasted until her death in 1970.
“Today’s youth cannot miss something they have never known, but I fear that there are no current fictional characters whose impact and influence will last with such abiding affection into their ‘sore and yellow’ as this splendid man’s creations have in mine!” (Peter Cushing)
“I didn’t set out to make this kind of picture. It just came my way. But its been going on for me for 16 years now and its wonderful for an actor to work consistently. There seems to be an insatiable audience for this type of film.” (Peter Cushing)
“There are all sorts of reasons why I don’t do much work in the theatre, the main one being that after two performances I feel I’ve given all I can. I hate repetition, I really do. It’s like asking a painter to paint he same picture every day of his life.” (Peter Cushing)
“You see I don’t like to be really too commercial about things but in this business you’ve just got to be commercial otherwise the films don’t make money and you don’t make films and as a long as a commodity is selling it’s silly to kill it dead.” (Peter Cushing)
“I’m always glad to be offered roles, but wouldn’t take any role as this could do you more harm than good, but I’ve been at what they call ‘on the top’ as far as being known for twenty years.” (Peter Cushing)