Robert Newton 06.01.1905 - 03.25.1956 (51 years old)
Robert Newton 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 drinking lifestyle, he was cited as a role model by the actor Oliver Reed and the Who's drummer Keith Moon. Newton is best remembered for his portrayal of the feverish-eyed Long John Silver in the 1950 film adaptation of Treasure Island, the film that became the standard for screen portrayals of historical pirates. He would continue to portray Blackbeard in 1952 and Long John Silver again in the 1954 film of the same name, which spawned a miniseries in the mid-'50s. Hailing from Dorset in the West Country of Southern England, his exaggeration of his West Country accent is credited with popularising the stereotypical "pirate voice"Newton has become the "patron saint" of the annual International Talk Like a Pirate Day.
This actor appeared in the following radio shows
|Lux Radio Theater||lux radio theater (808) les miserables||1952-12-22|
|Family Theater||family theater (309) namgay doola||1953-03-11|
|Lux Radio Theater||lux radio theater (850) breaking the sound barrier||1953-10-12|