DEAD: Robert Newton

DEAD: ON THIS DATE

Robert Newton (aged 50)
English stage and film actor

Robert Guy Newton (1 June 1905 – 25 March 1956) was an English stage and film actor. Along with Errol Flynn, Newton was one of the most popular actors among the male juvenile audience of the 1940s and early 1950s, especially with British boys. Known for his hard living lifestyle, he was cited as a role model by the actor Oliver Reed and the Who’s drummer Keith Moon.

DEATH: Newton suffered in the latter part of his life from chronic alcoholism, and died on 25 March 1956 in his 51st year following a heart attack in Beverly Hills, California. His body was cremated, and there is a plaque in Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles to his memory. Years later his son Nicholas scattered his ashes into the English Channelin Mount’s Bay, near Lamorna in Cornwall, where his father had spent his childhood.

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