Login | Forgot Password? | Join the Community
Reginald Owen ACTOR

Reginald Owen was born on August 5th, 1887 in Wheathampstead in England with the first name John.  Throughout his career as an actor he appeared in more than eighty films and became one of Hollywood's most desired character actors.
He received his early years education at Sir Herbert Tree's Academy of Dramatic Arts.  When he was eighteen years old he began working as a stage actor in England.  After gaining some stage experience he relocated to New York City and soon was appearing on Broadway from 1924 through 1928.
Owen then decided he wanted to break into the film industry, therefore he picked up and moved again, this time to Hollywood.  His first credited film role was in, "The Letter" (1929) followed by his portrayal of Dr. Watson in, "Sherlock Holmes" (1932) and "A Study in Scarlet" (1933). 
Over the course of his career he added such film credits as, "A Christmas Carol" (1938), "Five Weeks in a Balloon" (1962), "Mary Poppins" (1964), "Rosie!" (1967), "Bedknobs and Broomsticks" (1971) and his final role was in 1973 on the television movie, "Topper Returns". 
Along with film he appeared on such television series as, "Maverick", "One Step Beyond", "Bewitched", "Kentucky Jones", "It Takes a Thief", "The Queen and I" and "Run for Your Life". 
He later returned to stage acting and one of his final performances was in Broadway's, "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" (1972). 
Reginald Owen married three times throughout his lifetime, first to Lydia Bilbrook in 1908 however by 1923 this marriage came to an end.  He then married actress, Mrs. Harold Austin and together they had two children before the marriage ended in divorce in 1956.  His third and final wife was Barbara Haveman whom he wed in 1956 and they remained married until he passed away on November 5th, 1972 in Boise, Idaho after suffering from a heart attack at the age of eighty five.  His remains are interred in Boise's Morris Hill Cemetery.   


1973   Topper Returns 

1972   McCloud 

1971   Bedknobs and Broomsticks

1969   It Takes a Thief 

1969   The Queen and I 

1966-1968  Bewitched

1967   Rosie! 

1966   Run for Your Life 

1965   Kentucky Jones

1964   Mary Poppins

1964   Voice of the Hurricane 

1963   The Thrill of It All 

1963   Tammy and the Doctor 

1962   Five Weeks in a Balloon

1962   Adventures in Paradise

1958-1961  Maverick 

1961   Thriller 

1959   Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 

1959   Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond 

1958   Darby's Rangers 

1957   Climax!

1954   Red Garters 

1954   The Great Diamond Robbery 

1951   Grounds for Marriage

1950   Kim 

1950   The Miniver Story

1949   Challenge to Lassie 

1949   The Secret Garden

1948   Hills of Home 

1948   The Three Musketeers 

1948   Julia Misbehaves 

1948   The Pirate 

1947   If Winter Comes

1947   Green Dolphin Street 

1947   Thunder in the Valley

1947   The Imperfect Lady

1946   Monsieur Beaucaire 

1946   Piccadilly Incident 

1946   Cluny Brown 

1946   The Diary of a Chambermaid 

1945   The Sailor Takes a Wife 

1945   Captain Kidd

1945   She Went to the Races

1945   Kitty 

1945   The Valley of Decision 

1944   National Velvet 

1944   The Canterville Ghost 

1943   Madame Curie 

1943   Salute to the Marines 

1943   Above Suspicion 

1943   Three Hearts for Julia

1943   Assignment in Brittany 

1943   Forever and a Day

1942   Reunion in France 

1942   Random Harvest 

1942   White Cargo 

1942   Somewhere I'll Find You

1942   Cairo 

1942   Pierre of the Plains

1942   I Married an Angel 

1942   Mrs. Miniver 

1942   We Were Dancing 

1942   Woman of the Year

1941   Tarzan's Secret Treasure

1941   A Yank in the R.A.F

1941   Lady Be Good

1941   Charley's Aunt

1941   They Met in Bombay 

1941   A Woman's Face

1941   Free and Easy

1941   Blonde Inspiration 

1940   Hullabaloo 

1940   Florian 

1940   The Ghost Comes Home 

1940   The Earl of Chicago 

1939   Remember?

1939   Bad Little Angel 

1939   The Real Glory 

1939   Bridal Suite 

1939   Hotel Imperial 

1939   Fast and Loose 

1938   The Girl Downstairs 

1938   A Christmas Carol

1938   Vacation from Love 

1938   Three Loves Has Nancy 

1938   Kidnapped

1938   Paradise for Three

1938   Everybody Sing 

1937   Rosalie 

1937   Conquest 

1937   The Bride Wore Red

1937   Madame X

1937   Personal Property

1937   Dangerous Number

1936   Love on the Run

1936   Adventure in Manhattan

1936   The Girl on the Front Page

1936   Yours for the Asking 

1936   Trouble for Two

1936   The Great Ziegfeld 

1936   Petticoat Fever

1936   Rose-Marie

1935   A Tale of Two Cities

1935   The Bishop Misbehaves 

1935   Anna Karenina

1935   The Call of the Wild 

1935   Escapade 

1935   Enchanted April 

1935   The Good Fairy

1934   Here Is My Heart 

1934   Music in the Air

1934   Madame Du Barry

1934   The Human Side

1934   Of Human Bondage 

1934   Stingaree 

1934   Where Sinners Meet

1934   The Countess of Monte Cristo 

1934   The House of Rothschild

1934   Fashions of 1934 

1934   Mandalay 

1934   Nana 

1933   Queen Christina 

1933   Voltaire 

1933   Enemies of Society

1933   Double Harness

1933   The Narrow Corner

1933   A Study in Scarlet 

1932   Robbers' Roost 

1932   Sherlock Holmes 

1932   Downstairs

1932   The Man Called Back

1932   A Woman Commands 

1932   Lovers Courageous

1931   Platinum Blonde 

1931   The Man in Possession

1929   The Letter 

1929   Pusher-in-the-Face

1922   The Grass Orphan 

1922   Phroso 

1919   A Place in the Sun 

1916   Sally in Our Alley

1914   The Flight of Death

1911   Henry VIII

Matinee Classics - Of Human Bondage starring Bette Davis, Leslie Howard, Frances Dee, Kay Johnson, Reginald Denny, Alan Hale Sr., Reginald Sheffield, Reginald Owen and Desmond Roberts
Matinee Classics - Reunion in France starring John Wayne, Joan Crawford, Philip Dorn, Reginald Owen, Albert Bassermann, John Carradine, Ann Ayars, Edward Bromberg, Moroni Olsen, Henry Daniell and Howard Da Silva
Matinee Classics - The Bride Wore Red starring Joan Crawford, Franchot Tone, Robert Young, Billie Burke, Reginald Owen, Lynne Carver, George Zucco, Mary Philips, Paul Porcasi, Dickie Moore, Frank Puglia, Adriana Caselotti and Ann Rutherford
Matinee Classics - A Study in Scarlet starring Reginald Owen, Warburton Gamble and Alan Mowbray
Matinee Classics - A Woman's Face starring Joan Crawford, Melvyn Douglas, Conrad Veidt, Osa Massen, Reginald Owen, Albert Bassermann, Marjorie Main, Donald Meek, Connie Gilchrist, Richard Nichols, Charles Quigley, Gwili Andre, Clifford Brooke, George Zucco, Henry Kolker, Robert Warwick, Gilbert Emery, Henry Daniell, Sarah Padden and William Farnum
Matinee Classics - Anna Karenina starring Greta Garbo, Fredric March, Freddie Bartholomew, Maureen O'Sullivan, May Robson, Basil Rathbone, Reginald Owen, Reginald Denny, Joan Marsh, Ethel Griffies, Harry Beresford and Mary Forbes
Matinee Classics - Rose Marie starring Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Reginald Owen, Allen Jones, James Stewart, Alan Mowbray, George Regas, Una O'Connor, James Conlin and Gilda Gray
Matinee Classics - Kim starring Errol Flynn, Dean Stockwell, Paul Lukas, Robert Douglas, Thomas Gomez, Cecil Kellaway, Arnold Moss, Reginald Owen, Laurette Luez, Richard Hale, Roman Toporow and Ivan Triesault
Matinee Classics - Kitty starring Paulette Goddard, Ray Milland, Patric Knowles, Reginald Owen, Cecil Kellaway, Constance Collier, Dennis Hoey, Sara Allgood, Eric Blore, Gordon Richards, Michael Dyne, Edward Norton, Patricia Cameron, Percival Vivian and Mary Gordon
Matinee Classics - Mandalay starring Kay Francis, Ricardo Cortez, Warner Oland, Lyle Talbot, Ruth Donnelly, Reginald Owen, David Torrence and Halliwell Hobbes

Copyright © 2014 Matinee Classics LLC - All Rights Reserved. Developed by: VividConcept.com